15 Amazing Things To Do In Sarnia, Canada

Things to do in Sarnia Canada
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If you are fortunate enough to be visiting Sarnia, the largest city on Lake Huron, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. There are a number of exciting things to do in Sarnia. From many historical sites to cultural attractions, explore the exhaustive list of all other local attractions available in Sarnia.

Can’t wait to discover Sarnia for yourself? Well, then book your Airbnb vacation rental now and let’s go!

1. Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation Area

Wawanosh Conservation Area
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A fine and appropriate introduction to Sarnia’s naturally rich greenery is Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation Area. Beginner nature trippers are going to find themselves enjoying a scenic stroll around the nature preserve. It is home to over 220 species of birds, mammals, reptiles, 700 plant species, and a lot more. Its preservation is imperative to migratory waterfowls that have taken habitat at the wetlands. Put on your explorer’s hat, set out for an expedition, and check out this Sarnia tourist spot.

Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation Area

Address: 6013 Blackwell Side Road, Sarnia, ON, Canada

Website: Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation Area

Opening hours: 10:30am - 6:30pm (daily)

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2. Duc d'Orleans II Cruise Boat

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Passengers were treated to a close-up view of the cruise ship Pearl Mist on today’s luncheon sight-seeing tour. We truly do have beautiful waterways. #sarnia #bluewater

Posted by Duc d'Orleans II on Thursday, July 18, 2019

We go on vacation to take a break from the demands of our daily lives. Sarnia may be popular for its parks, lakes, and nature preserves, but do you know what else you can do in this magical city? Cruising! One of the most romantic activities in existence. When you’re in Sarnia with a loved one, or even your entire family, sign up for luncheon cruises at Duc d’Orleans II Cruise Boat and be amazed by the St. Clair River vista.

Duc d'Orleans II Cruise Boat

Address: 297 Front St N, Sarnia, ON N7T 5S6, Canada

Website: Duc d'Orleans II Cruise Boat

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3. Victory Buffet

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Do you ever wonder what kind of traveler you are? Maybe you’re the type to go crazy shopping for souvenirs, maybe you’re more inclined to nature, or you could be the kind who’s only there for the food. If you are the last kind, then boy, do we have good news for you! Victory Buffet in Sarnia is going to be your friend. Treat yourself to this Asian buffet and feast on the tastiest sesame chicken you will ever have.

Victory Buffet

Address: 1145 London Road, Sarnia, ON N7S 1P3, Canada

Website: Victory Buffet

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 9:30pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 10pm

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4. Lake Huron

Source: Photo by user Msoccer29 used under CC BY-SA 2.5

One of the most magnificent places to visit in Sarnia is Lake Huron. Originally called La Mer Douce, Lake Huron is the fifth largest freshwater lake and the second largest Great Lake on the planet. At the bottom of the lake, there rests more than 1,000, shipwrecks. The underwater historic sites are destinations for scuba divers, snorkelers and even kayakers to explore. There are 30 lighthouses on the beaches of Lake Huron which are open for visitors and you can also enjoy fishing, sea kayaking, sailing, etc. Private charter facilities are also available.

Lake Huron

Address: Sarnia, Ontario, Canada

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5. Centennial Park

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Centennial Park is a waterfront garden in Sarnia. The garden has beautiful and rich natural surroundings and it also has play equipment for children to enjoy during their visit. There are paved walkways in the park, seating areas, a seven days a week fry truck, water fountain and also a running route. While your visit you can watch the boats, fly a kite, and stroll around. The Suncor agora concert park is located inside the park and within walking distances near the park, there are wonderful shopping places and restaurants.

Centennial Park

Address: 430 Front St N, Sarnia, ON N7T 7V4, Canada

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6. Lambton Mall

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So many awesome structures at this year’s CANstruction event!! Shout out to all the local teams that worked so hard...

Posted by Lambton Mall on Tuesday, March 29, 2022

The Lambton Mall is a shopping mall located in Sarnia, Ontario. It was opened in 1971 and is bounded by London Road, Lambton Mall Road and Exmouth Street on its sides. In the 1990s the Lambton Mall went through several expansions. The mall has over 100 stores to provide you everything you want and all the stores have wide ranges of different products.

Lambton Mall

Address: 1380 London Rd, Sarnia, ON N7S 1P8, Canada

Website: Lambton Mall

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7. Stones and Bones Museum

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Posted by Stones 'N Bones Museum on Friday, February 14, 2020

The Stones and Bones Museum is a museum which offers a diverse and world-class collection of different items. The museum offers more than 6,000 objects. The objects displayed include dinosaurs, fossils and artifacts, gemstones, minerals, insects, butterflies, native Canadian tools and artifacts and many more amazing things. The museum is open on all holiday Mondays and is regularly opened between Wednesday to Sunday during 10 am to 5 pm. It costs only 7 USD to visit this beautiful museum and make lifelong memories.

Stones and Bones Museum

Address: 223 Christina St N, Sarnia, ON N7T 5V1, Canada

Website: Stones and Bones Museum

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8. Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery

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The Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery is a public art gallery located in downtown Sarnia. It has free entrance and offers various historical and contemporary art exhibitions. The exhibitions here focus mainly on artists of national and regional caliber. The gallery has an exciting range of lectures, programming for children, school programs, art exhibitions, etc. The gallery is closed on Monday and Tuesday for public visits and the gallery serves as an invaluable cultural resource in developing the interest of visual arts in the people.

Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery

Address: 147 Lochiel St, Sarnia, ON N7T 4C1, Canada

Website: Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery

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9. Canatara Beach and Park

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The Canatara Beach is a local attraction which covers Lake Huron’s shoreline. The beach has so much to offer to you - it has an animal park, beach volleyball courts are available for public use, there is a skateboard and bikes park, and there are walking paths throughout the beach. There is play equipment for kids and open spaces where the children can run and play and enjoy their day. It may sometimes be unbelievably chilly but when the summer arrives, swimming at Canatara Beach is one of the fun things to do in Sarnia.

Canatara Beach and Park

Address: Sarnia, ON, Canada

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10. Highland Glen

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The Highland Glen is a conservation area located in Sarnia. This conservation area covers land on the shores of the beautiful Lake Huron. There are many activities for the visitors such as fishing, boating, and other water sports. You can enjoy swimming on the beach and also organize a picnic. There is a play area for children at the beach. The place is beautiful in the fall and it’s not a busy beach like the others as it is a kind of hidden place, located a distance from Sarnia.

Highland Glen

Address: Sarnia, ON, Cananda

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11. Children’s Animal Farm

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Posted by The Kiwanis children's animal farm on Thursday, September 30, 2021

The Children’s Animal Farm is built in picturesque surroundings in the Cantara Park. The farm features attractions for visitors of all ages and interests. The farm is open throughout the year and visitors can explore the farm and numerous animals. You can take a stroll, observe and learn about the different animals. Around the park, there are a variety of flowers, gardens and playgrounds and picnic areas. In summer the farm is open seven days from 8 am to 7:30 pm. In winter the farm is open seven days from 8 am to 3:30 pm.

Children’s Animal Farm

Address: 1200 Lake Chipican Dr, Sarnia, ON N7T 7N2, Canada

Website: Children’s Animal Farm

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12. Imperial Theater

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TONIGHT! Theatre Sarnia’s ‘Something Rotten!’ On stage 7:30pm nightly, May 20-21, 25-28 and 2pm May 22. Get...

Posted by Imperial Theatre, Sarnia ON. on Friday, May 20, 2022

The Imperial Theater has a capacity of around 600 people, the Nova room, the theater box office, two licensed bars, the R.W Lawton Gallery, rehearsal halls, wardrobe, workshops, and administrative offices. The shows presented at this Sarnia attraction are fabulous. The Imperial Theater hosts numerous events, local and big name musical events, professional acts, speakers, comedy shows, and special events.

Imperial Theater

Address: 168 Christina St N, Sarnia, ON N7T 5T9, Canada

Website: Imperial Theater

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13. Refined Fool Brewing Company

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The Refined Fool Brewing Company makes very small batches of craft beer in Sarnia, Canada. It is a group of teachers, creatives, entrepreneurs, musicians, and pastors who care about beer, business, Sarnia and each other. The company started brewing out of people’s houses but later on turned into a nano brewery in downtown Sarnia.

Refined Fool Brewing Company

Address: 137 Davis St, Sarnia, ON N7T 1A2, Canada

Website: Refined Fool Brewing Company

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14. Eat and play at Point Edward's Waterfront Park

Just five minutes from Sarnia, you will find the Waterfront Park at Point Edward. The park is very scenic as it’s located on the St Clair River. On occasion, you may even see a freighter pass by. There’s a playground for the kids and plenty of space to walk around. Lots of benches and picnic areas make it convenient for a few hours of fun and relaxation.

Photo opportunities abound as you overlook Port Huron. There’s a splash pad to cool down, and when everyone’s tuckered out, grab some of the famous big french fries from the concession near the bridge.

Waterfront Park

Address: Michigan Ave at Livingston Street, Point Edward, Ontario N7V 1C3,

Website: Waterfront Park

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15. Visit the Germain Park

You probably know what to do in Sarnia by now, but let’s add another must-visit on your list! The Germain Park presents lovely gardens and in summer, floral beauty is all around. There’s a renovated F-86 Sabre jet on display for the military minded. August is a great time to visit to get the best of the gardens. However, there are plenty of sporting opportunities as well. Watch or play soccer, baseball, lawn bowling, and more.

The park has dog-friendly areas, so if you have your pet with you, take it along. If you are looking for peace and solitude, there’s a meditation garden. Adding to that peace of mind is the fact that there is lots of free parking. Take a break in these lovely natural surroundings, just a stone-throw away from the city. Pack a picnic basket and linger in shade on a hot summer day.

Germain Park

Address: 900 Germain Street, Sarnia, Ontario N7S 1L8

Website: Germain Park

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Make your plan today

When a city has so much to offer you, you should try to visit it at the earliest opportunity. You will like every single place on this list, and you will make lifelong memories to cherish back in your home.

Editor’s Note: Due to Covid-19, the business hours of these attractions may differ from the stated timings in this article. Please be sure to check the updated hours from the websites.

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