The community with “a heart of gold”, Geraldton began as a gold mining camp once known as Little Long Lac in the early 1930’s.
Ten gold mines fed the fires of a booming local economy for more than 30 years. In September 1970, the last of the legacy, the MacLeod-Cockshutt Mine, finally closed its doors. The MacLeod-Cockshutt Mining Headframe is now an historical landmark still standing in Geraldton today. Visit the headframe site and the discoverGeraldton Interpretive Center, located next door, to explore more about the proud heritage of this hearty northern community.
In town, you will find a wealth of amenities including shopping and services, restaurants, banking, two grocery stores, a community center, three elementary schools, a high school and community college, a daycare center, a medical clinic, dentist office, a regional hospital and a local airport.
Each year Geraldton hosts a variety of activities for all ages to enjoy including, the renowned Geraldton Music Jamboree that has featured past guests such as Trooper, April Wine, Tom Cochrane, and Nazareth; and the Kinsmen Overture Concert series that has featured a variety of performers the likes of Michelle Wright, Don Harron and Friends, the Vienna Boys Choir, and Canadian Brass.