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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.

Shawn Rd, Nanaimo, BC, Canada
North of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, in a little village named Coombs.
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Goats on the roof.

Goats on the Roof

Definitely worth a stop if you're in the area. Where else can you watch goats eating grass on top of a building? Lots of souvenirs and snacks inside.

[Christina B, 09/12/2020]

Goats on the Roof.

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]

Sept. 2020: Photo added.

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]

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