Explore Ontario's West Coast
FESTIVALS ~ Party on. We've got some premier festivals.
ICEtacular takes place the first weekend each February. So many cool events to participate in. No need to hibernate this winter!
Multicultural Festival features the traditional music, dance, and food from many cultures. This FREE and fun festival takes place annually in June. http://www.creativehuron.ca
Celtic Festival is a sure bet for a great time! It is held the second week of August, including the second weekend of August each year. Book early as accommodations are often booked a year in advance for this premier event.
“Quite simply, the best folk festival on the planet.” ~ Discover Magazine
Salt Festival celebrates the discovery of Salt in the Goderich area. Goderich is home to the World’s largest salt mine and celebrated 150 years of salt in 2016. Festival takes place annually in August. www.huronsaltroute.com
Blues Fest has become a favourite event in Goderich. It is held Thursday to Sunday Labour Day weekend and includes some of the best blues talent from near and far.
CHRISTMAS HOME TOURS ~ ‘Cause we all like to peek in cool houses.
The IODE of Goderich presents the homes of Goderich decked out by area retailers the second weekend each November. A must see!
RACEWAY & SLOTS ~ Will you be a winner?
Clinton is a 20 minute drive from Goderich and has horse racing in the summer and slots year round. Try your luck!
CHARNWOOD VILLA TEA ROOM ~ Fit for a Queen!
Charming turn of the 19th century Victorian home, house-made delicacies, wide array of teas, Reservations only.
ESPECIALLY FOR KIDS ~ They're important too!
Easter Egg Hunt: Each Easter Saturday thousands of eggs are strewn around Court House Park in Goderich for your little bunnies to collect.
The Children’s Festival is held June in Court House Park. This is a free event full of activities and fun for the whole family. Don’t forget your teddy bear for the teddy bear’s parade.
Tug Boat Tours: Take the family on a Lake Huron Tug Boat. A great way to end your day at our beautiful beaches.
MUSEUMS ~ Fun stuff, old stuff.
Huron County Museum is just a couple of minutes from Samuels. Ask for the triple play and save on tickets.
Reuben R. Sallows Gallery features a photographer ahead of his time. He was described as a genius in Canada and internationally. Visit the local library to see this extensive exhibit of late 19th and early 20th century rural life photographs.
Behind the Bars is an interactive event Tuesday and Thursdays in July and August. Experience the Gaol (jail) and learn about its' notorious inmates, the jail keepers and staff that cared for them. This is a favourite of Samuels guests.
TRANSPORTATION ~ You can get here by planes, trains, and automobiles. Well, actually not passenger trains, but you can get here by boat too!
Goderich Airport: http://www.goderich.ca/en/townhall/airport.asp
MORE GODERICH EVENTS:
GOLF ~ Can you say "Hole in 1?"
We will be happy to book your tee time prior to arrival.
TRAILS ~ For those fit as a fiddle! Or wannabee's.
Hiking & Snowshoeing: Step out of your room and you are almost on the Maitland and Menesetung Trails. Both are very scenic and great for long or short hikes and snowshoeing. These trails also connect to the G2G Trail covering 127 kms from Goderich to Guelph, suitable to hike or bike.
Snowmobiling: Groomed trails end just a couple of hundred yards from the hotel. We have lots of parking for your trailers.
Goderich Triathlon: Swim, bike, and run. Enter alone or as a team. Third Sunday in August.
FISHING ~ Catch the Big One in our backyard.
Walk out of your door and you are steps from the Maitland River known for some of the best fly fishing around. Want a guided tour? Fly Fitters will be happy to take you on a pre-booked guided tour to the best fishing holes in the area. We are also just a couple of minutes drive from the harbour where perch are plentiful in season.
CANOEING & KAYAKING ~ So fun - but only in the spring and fall.
Bring your canoe or kayak to enjoy the Maitland River in Samuels’ back yard. Please note the river is generally too low during summer for watercraft.
SCENIC FLIGHTS ~ Get a bird's eye view!
Enjoy a scenic flight in a Cessna 172 C_FPAP over our port, beaches, amazing town and countryside.
BEACHING ~ Best beaches on Ontario's West Coast. Yup!
The Main Beach, St. Christopher’s Beach, and Rotary Cove Beach are all connected by a boardwalk. Enjoy our sandy beaches, cooling Lake Huron waters, stroll the boardwalk and don’t forget to stop for ice cream before you watch our world famous sunsets.
CULINARY EVENTS ~ For the Foodies
Taste of Huron Events feature the best of local foods by the best restaurants in our area. Check the website for dates and venues. Samuels Hotel participates in Taste of Huron events.
ESCAPE ROOM ~ Can you get out?
You have 1 hour to escape a themed room. Are you up for the challenge? Great for families, friends, and corporate team building.
OUTDOOR MUSIC ~ And all for FREE! How great is that?
Piping Down the Sun. July and August features the Celtic Highlanders Pipe Band piping down the sun Friday nights at Rotary Cove Beach.
Downtown Concerts every Thursday night in Courthouse Square June 1- August 31
Sunday Concerts in Lions Harbour Park June 18 – September 3
Blyth Festival Theatre and Huron County Play House runs June – September. Small town theatre – big city shows.
Goderich’s own Little Theatre. Various productions throughout the year and home to the Spring Fling Film Festival each March.