Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada: Goats on the Roof

The goats arrived in the 1970s to keep grass trimmed on the sod roof of the Coombs Country Market. An estimated million-plus tourists visit each year to see the goats.
Address:
Shawn Rd, Nanaimo, BC, Canada
Directions:
North of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, in a little village named Coombs.
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Goats on the Roof

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Goats on the Roof

Great shop of knickknacks and awesome ice cream. Make sure to check out Cathedral Grove nearby for some huge trees.

[Carl, 07/12/2014]
Goats on the Roof

Just north of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, in a little town called Coombs, there's a store that has goats on the roof. The goats hang around up there during the summer season, but come down for the winter months. The store sells a lot of interesting stuff, so if you miss the goats, you can still have a fun shopping experience.

[Jeanette, 02/02/1999]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Esso Gnome: Largest in CanadaEsso Gnome: Largest in Canada, Nanoose Bay, BC, Canada - 8 mi.
Floating Ghost ShipsFloating Ghost Ships, Powell River, BC, Canada - 39 mi.
Killer Whale Lawn PodKiller Whale Lawn Pod, Sekiu, WA - 70 mi.
In the region:
Sci-Fi Dome of the Bloedel Conservatory, Vancouver, BC, Canada - 59 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the US and Canada are our special obsession. Start here.
Use RoadsideAmerica.com's Attraction Maps to plan your next road trip.

December 21, 2014

My Sights

Create Your Own Bizarre Road Trips!

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

British Columbia Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Bailey Art Museum - Robots of Clayton Bailey, Crockett, California (Dec 15-21, 2014)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sightings. Arrives without warning. Leaves no burn marks. A free newsletter from RoadsideAmerica.com. Subscribe now!
RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special online rates for hotels & motels.

Nearby Hotels and Motels, Nanaimo, British Columbia

Nightly rates found:

Book Online Now