Visit Gairbraid, located on the Maitland Trail, just north of Goderich.
Here you will find a small cemetery. It is the burial plot of the founder of Goderich, Dr. William “Tiger” Dunlop. His burial plot is located on a large tract of land on a bluff overlooking the Maitland River just north of Goderich. This was where Dunlop had plans to build a new town named Gairbraid, named after a town near Glasgow, Scotland.
The town was never built, and after Dunlop’s death in 1848 he was buried there.
The small park and stone-walled tomb enclosure are the last remnants of Gairbraid, the 845-acre estate acquired from the Canada Company in 1833 by Dr. William “Tiger” Dunlop and his brother Captain Robert Dunlop, Royal Navy.