Goats On The Roof at the Old Country Market, Coombs

The Old Country Market in Coombs is a rooftop home to several goats as well as living quarters and lots of grass to eat! Visit the famous Goats on the Roof located in Parksville, British Columbia. CREDIT: Venture Vancouver, SOURCE: www.venturevancouver.com

See the Goats on the Roof at the Old Country Market as they graze on the grass high above curious onlookers.

STATS

Type:

Animals

Season:

Spring, Summer, Fall

Weather:

All Weather

Time:

30 minutes

Cost:

Free

What to bring:

Camera, Sense of Humour

For over thirty years, the Old Country Market in Coombs has been home to a famous group of grass grazing animals - the Goats on the Roof! Come by this beloved Vancouver Island attraction near Parksville, British Columbia to grab a meal, explore the market, and watch the Goats on the Roof!

Each Spring the Old Country Market in Coombs, just west of Parksville, British Columbia becomes a rooftop home to several goats, part of the Vancouver Island's popular Goats on the Roof roadside attraction!

The Old Country Market's history dates back to the 1950s when Norwegian immigrants Kristian Graaten. Kris, his wife Solveig and their children opened the market complete with a sod roof reminiscent of many of the homes found in in their native Norway. One year during the Coombs Fall Fair, several goats were borrowed to 'mow' the unkempt roof and their ensuing popularity have kept several goats atop the roof ever since. A beloved Vancouver Island locale for over thirty years, these famous goats are one of the region's most popular roadside attractions.

The Goats on the Roof have spurred a large development of shops in the area ranging from garden wares to clothing to art and as well as the Old Country Market which sells a wide range of items from fresh produce to freshly baked good to locally made cheeses and toys. Visitors can also grab a meal at the food counter (or an ice cream from the A-frame structure connected to the building) and sit in the outside dining area to watch as the goats graze.

Next time you're on Vancouver Island be sure to visit the famous Goats on the Roof at the Old Country Market in Coombs!

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Visit the famous Goats on the Roof at the Coombs Old Country Market on Vancouver Island in Parksville, British Columbia to see its grazing goats!
Look out for the Coombs Old Country Market along the Alberni Highway to see its famous Goats on the Roof, a group of goats which mows the Market's grassy rooftop and delight adults and children alike near Parksville, British Columbia.
Visit the Goats on the Roof at the Coombs Old Country Market - both young and old, this nimble creatures are a fun (and famous) stop on Vancouver Island near Parksville, British Columbia.
Say hello to the curious Goats on the Roof at the Coombs Old Country Market! This local attraction is one of the region's most famous with children and adults alike coming to see this Parksville, British Columbia attraction!
Grab lunch (or even an ice cream cone!) and sit down to watch the famous Goats on the Roof at the Coombs Old Country Market near Parksville, British Columbia.
Watch the famous Goats on the Roof at the Old Country Market in Coombs as they graze on the grass high above visitors at this popular local Vancouver Island attraction near Parksville, British Columbia.
See the Goats on the Roof enjoying the delicious grass while standing on the edge of the Old Country Market in Coombs, near Parksville, British Columbia.


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