Goderich makes the list of top 22 small towns in Canada to visit

Goderich makes the number 13 spot on a list of the top 22 small towns in Canada, according to Canadian Living. Kathleen Smith / GS

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Goderich, ON – A list of the ‘20+ small Towns to Visit in Canada Now’ was compiled for Canadian Living and Goderich was included.

Freelance writer Lisa van de Geyn discovered the intimacy and buzz of small places across Canada and how could ‘Canada’s Prettiest Town’ not make the list?

“It’s always good to be recognized but it is especially great to be recognized as one of the top 22 small towns in Canada by a national article and magazine such as Canadian Living,” Mayor John Grace said.

“This is not only amazing for Goderich and our tourism sector, but it’s also a wonderful boost in our community pride.”

Rotary Cove, one of the many beaches in Goderich. Kathleen Smith / GS

Listed for a myriad of reasons including its historic elements, its culture and art scene and natural amenities to explore, Goderich made lucky number 13 on the list.

“We enjoy a beautiful community from stately homes to our downtown core. Goderich was designed by the Canada Company, based on renaissance designs from Europe; it contains a rich collection of heritage buildings,” said Grace.

“Our charming downtown, functioning harbour and our beautiful waterfront have been key to our town’s success in tourism.”

The proximity to Lake Huron and stamp of approval for Goderich from Queen Elizabeth II, van de Geyn says Goderich is a favourite spot that is perfect for families to visit.

Goderich Town Hall. (Courtesy of the Town of Goderich) Town of Goderich / GS

“Hey, if Queen Elizabeth II thinks it’s the prettiest town in Canada, we’re sold. Goderich is a port town, overlooks Lake Huron and more than one-quarter of the area is parkland (most overlooking the lake), so you’re pretty much guaranteed a beautiful view wherever you are,” van de Geyn said in the article.

The following are the 22 communities included on the list:

1 Town of Beaver Creek, YT

2 Town of Dawson City, YT

3 Town of Inuvik, NWT

4 Town of Norman Wells, NWT

5 Town of Golden, BC

6 Village of Keremeos, BC

7 Town of Killam, AB

8 Town of Legal, AB

9 Town of Gravelbourg, SK

10 Village of Forget, SK

11 Town of Neepawa, MB

12 Town of Minnedosa, MB

13 Town of Goderich, ON

14 Town of Smiths Falls, ON

15 Town of Standstead, QC

16 Village of Tadoussac, QC

17 Town of Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove, Nfld

18 Town of Ferryland, Nfld

19 Town of Annapolis Royal, NS

20 Town of Pictou, NS

21 Town of Caraquet, NB

22 Town of North Rustico, PEI

“Whatever your reason on visiting us, there is no better way to say goodnight, than to enjoy the beautiful sunset. We have the best,” added Grace.

To read the article, visit: www.canadianliving.com

Town of Goderich: www.goderich.ca

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