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Sarnia is a city in Southwestern Ontario with a population of around 90,000.
Sarnia is located across the Blue Water Bridge from Port Huron, Michigan. Sarnia is the eastern terminus of Highway 402 (Sarnia-London).
VIA Rail runs two trains a day from Toronto to Sarnia. All trains arrive at Sarnia station [www.viarail.ca/en/stations/ontario/sarnia]
It would be best to have a car. Traffic is usually very light, and the roads are in good condition.
Sarnia has a walkable downtown (Front St. area).
Sarnia Transit operates a bus system throughout town . Fare is $2 for single ride. Monthly passes are avaliable 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 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.
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.
Lola's Martini Lounge on Christina is a very popular spot on the weekends for more upscale appetite.
Albert's in Point Edward is busy in the summer with their take-out style burger's and fries, along with a great selection of Ice Cream.
Salvatore's. A cute little Italian restaurant that is a hit with the locals. Will most likely need reservations, is located in Point Edward with a 4 minute walk under the Bluewater Bridge.
Stokes Inland, located down town and Stokes By the Bay, which is close to Bluewater Bridge are great for pub food, good beer and a great atmosphere.
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 Obsever is the local daily newspaper serving Sarnia and Lambton county. Other national newspapers are avaliable (Globe and Mail, National Post)