While the blue building across from Goderich’s Main Beach may not look daunting from above the water, its operations stem 1,800 feet under Lake Huron. Its depth equals the height of the CN Tower. The mine extends approximately three kilometers beyond the shoreline and the salt bed itself is about 100 feet thick.
Currently the Salt Mine employs approximately 550 people and is the largest employer to the Town of Goderich. Compass Minerals operates an evaporator plant in the Town of Goderich which employees around 100 people.
While there are no tours offered at the Goderich Salt Mine, you can visit the Huron County Museum to learn more about the contribution of the mine