Canada’s longest serving lighthouse

Sitting atop a bluff on Cobourg Street, the Goderich Lighthouse stands as the oldest lighthouse station on the Canadian Shore of Lake Huron. Erected in 1847, the square tower was constructed of evenly-coursed stone and features string courses between the first and second storey and just below the gallery. The land parcel on which the lighthouse sat was sold to Queen Victoria.

Graciously, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II sold the lighthouse and the surrounding land to the Town of Goderich for the sum of one dollar. In 2009, local marine enthusiasts and the Marine Heritage Committee approached the Town of Goderich about restoring the lighthouse’s exterior to its original condition.

A family favourite spot to take in the view

Flashing twice every 25 seconds, the historical lighthouse has served to steer sailors through infamous November gales and iconic storms. Now designated a local heritage site, the Goderich Lighthouse features beautifully tended town gardens and is a site for family gatherings, picnics and sunset viewing.

A quick climb to an abundant view

If you are feeling energetic, you can climb the 100 steps from the Main Beach to the top of the bluff. The Lighthouse connects to the Viewpoint Trail and sits at the end of a circular pathway with original cottages still standing.