2019 Ontario Heritage Conference

May 30-June 1, 2019 ~ Bluewater/Goderich, ON  

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We hope to showcase some of the many noteworthy historic sites in our communities and welcome conference delegates to enjoy the special beauty to be found on Ontario’s ‘west coast’.


Bluewater and Goderich are home to many well known historic sites, including the (infamous) Huron Historic Gaol in Goderich and the beautiful Heritage Conservation District in the village of Bayfield in Bluewater.


Our municipalities also contain many hidden gems, such as the Hess Clock in the Village of Zurich in Bluewater (one of only three tower clocks in Canada that still operates as it was built to run).


Touring the rural landscapes and picturesque villages of Bluewater will offer conference delegates a glimpse into how an economy heavily based on agriculture can co-exist with a tourism region in which heritage is a significant feature.


Conference attendees will also have an opportunity to see how Goderich, ‘Canada’s prettiest town’, has worked to save its unique octagonal streetscape following the devastating tornado that swept through its centre in 2011.