Whether you’re looking for a peaceful couple’s retreat or a family-fun vacation, Sarnia’s white-sand beaches and beautiful sunsets offer the perfect setting. Resting in the heart of Ontario’s famous Blue Water Country, the laid-back coastal town is also a frontier for food and wine lovers.
Things to do in Sarnia
Stroll along St. Clair River, where you’ll find beautiful views of Blue Water Bridge and can taste Sarnia’s favorite French Fries from Albert's Rolling Lunch. The food truck has stood under the bridge for over 50 years and is practically more famous than the bridge.
Experience the local breweries and farm-fresh flavors of Ontario’s newest wine region on a regional road trip. See how honey is produced at the award-winning Munro Honey & Meadery, before immersing yourself in Refined Fool Brewing Co’s hipster vibes. Inner sommeliers can savor every sip with a blind wine tasting at Alton Farm Estate.
Explore hiking and mountain biking trails in Pinery Provincial Park, which is dotted with towering Cedars, rare Oak Savanna and rolling dunes. Afterward, relax on the golden sandy shores at Canatara Beach, just one of Canada’s 26 beaches with the prestigious Blue Flag status.
Art enthusiasts shouldn’t miss the modern Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, which showcases the historical and contemporary works of both local and nationally significant artists. See the wilderness portrayed by Canada’s famous Group of Seven and discover how their landscape paintings defined the country.
Getting around Sarnia
Sarnia is just 10 minutes’ drive from Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport and is connected to Toronto and Detroit by the VIA Rail trains. Sarnia has a walkable downtown with local buses and taxis, although a rental car is best for exploring the surrounding Blue Water Country.