Once upon a time, there was a small town in Ontario that was named the “prettiest” in Canada by none other than Queen Elizabeth II. With clear blue skies, stunning landscapes and multiple beaches, there’s no surprise here that this town has left many, especially royalty, in awe.

Goderich, Ontario is a small coastal town situated on bluffs with a gorgeous view of Lake Huron. It’s just under a three-hour drive from Toronto and it’s a perfect day trip or weekend opportunity if you’re looking for some fun in the sun.

The town is known for its almost turquoise-blue beaches (three in fact) and a very charming historic downtown.

According to Destination Ontario, the town’s Main Beach, St. Christopher’s Beach, and Rotary Cove Beach, are lined with playgrounds, fitness equipment, washrooms, and a spot for food and drinks. All are accessible thanks to the boardwalk.

Recent Posts:
This mountain coaster in Ontario lets you soar at thrilling speeds
A look back at Queen Elizabeth II’s long & meaningful relationship with Toronto


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Canadian Content Creator (@diaryofatrendaholic)

Stop by St. Christopher’s Beach and take the wooden stairs to visit the Goderich Lighthouse on the edge of a bluff. Picture perfect views of Lake Huron!

Thanks to Goderich’s location on the coastline, the town offers a lot of fun and adventurous activities to partake in. This includes walking trails that surround the town, showcasing its stunning views of nature and sightseeing of its heritage sites.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Josh (@thehausofjosh)

While the weather is still warm, take time to explore its many parks! More than a quarter of its land is dedicated to parkland, many overlooking the lake.

If you’re more of a city dweller, you may find some comfort in the town landscape. According to the official Goderich website, it is home to over 140 businesses and services. The town also offers free and accessible parking. What a delight!

There’s a reason why the Queen was so fond of the small Canadian town so if you want to see what all the talk is about, take a weekend off and visit. It’s a historical town with a lot of heart.