Community Profile

Community Profile

Goderich sits atop the scenic bluffs overlooking beautiful Lake Huron. The Town of Goderich, known nationwide as the “ Prettiest Town in Canada,” has been named by Chatelaine Magazine as “One of the Ten Best Places to Live in Canada.” More recently, Goderich has been identified as “One of the 20 great places to live” by 50 Plus Magazine. Goderich has developed into a prosperous Lake Huron port and is considered to be one of the premier vacation spots in Southwestern Ontario.


With a population of 8,000, the town feeling is captured by its natural and historical beauty and also by the town’s citizens. Goderich’s natural setting along Ontario’s West Coast provides an incredible number of recreation and leisure choices. The Maitland Recreation Centre-YMCA offers an indoor swimming pool, hockey arena, state-of the-art exercise equipment, 2 gyms, walking track, etc. Goderich also offers swimming, fishing, water skiing, boating, scuba diving, hiking, cycling, golfing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, skating, hockey, theatre, arts and crafts galleries. Goderich is home of the Celtic Festival as well as other well known music festivals and performances, Livery Theatre, arts and crafts galleries.


The town has a thriving industry base which includes Sifto Salt Mine and is architecturally rich. The Goderich Airport is one of Ontario’s finest municipal airports. The local school systems include Public and Catholic elementary and high schools including French Immersion. Goderich makes shopping a great experience. The downtown square is heralded as being one of the most unique outdoor shopping malls. The Suncoast Mall offers many stores under one roof with a bright and comfortable atmosphere. Goderich is close to major shopping centres in London (1 hour), Stratford (45 minutes) and Kitchener (1 1/2 hours).

 

For more information check out the following websites:

Town of Goderich's official website

County of Huron