Sarnia is a city in Southwestern Ontario with a population of around 90,000. It is situated at the south end of Lake Huron. Point Edward is a village in the north west corner of Sarnia.

Get in

By car

Sarnia is located across the Blue Water Bridge from Port Huron, Michigan. Sarnia is the western terminus of Highway 402 (Sarnia-London).

By train

Viarail runs two trains a day from Toronto to Sarnia. All trains arrive at Sarnia station, located at 125 Green St.

By plane

Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport offers several connecting flights per day to and from Toronto Pearson International Airport.

Get around

By car

It would be best to have a car. Traffic is usually very light, and the roads are in good condition.

By foot/bike

Sarnia has a walkable downtown (Front St. area).

By bus

Sarnia Transit operates a bus system throughout town. Fare is $2.50 for a single ride. Monthly passes are available at various government offices throughout the city.


In the warmer months go under the Bluewater Bridge for fresh cut fries and to watch the boats in the St. Clair River.

Located on Lake Huron, there are many public-access beaches along the shore. Canatara Park has a large public beach with plenty of parking, although it is known to be somewhat rocky and the water is colder, due to the current of the St. Clair River.

Beaches in Bright's Grove (the most North-East end of Sarnia) are generally sandier and warmer, and there are large areas of public access, notably at Mike Weir Park (the largest public park on Lake Huron, it has a large sandy beach, with parking, playground, baseball diamonds, and sheltered picnic areas) and Kenwick Park (which has tennis courts, a basketball court, playground and sheltered picnic area)

If you have children, the Children's Animal Farm in Canatara Park is a hit. This attraction is free of charge and the animals come right out to greet you. It's very safe and the whole family will have a ball. The nearby Canatara Choo Choo is an inexpensive ten-minute ride through the park.

Canatara Park also has a great beach, hiking trails, and a big park for barbecues or family picnics, sports fields, and a lot of bird wildlife.







Sarnia, ON is serviced by Bell Canada for landline telephones, and is covered by the major Canadian celluar companies (Bell, Telus and Rogers).

Newspapers and Periodicals

The Sarnia Observer is the local daily newspaper serving Sarnia and Lambton county. Other national newspapers are available (Globe and Mail, National Post)

Go next

Routes through Sarnia

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