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'''Sarnia''' is a city in [[Southwestern Ontario]].
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'''Sarnia''' is a city in [[Southwestern Ontario]] with a population of around 90,000.
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
By car from elsewhere in Ontario, take Highway 402.
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===By car===
 
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Sarnia is located across the Blue Water Bridge from Port Huron, Michigan. Sarnia is the western terminus of Highway 402 (Sarnia-London).
By train, VIA Rail runs two trains a day from Toronto to Sarnia.
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===By train===
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VIA Rail [http://www.viarail.ca] runs two trains a day from Toronto to Sarnia. All trains arrive at Sarnia station [http://www.viarail.ca/en/stations/ontario/sarnia], located at 125 Green St.
  
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===By plane===
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Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport offers several connecting flights per day to and from Toronto Pearson International Airport.
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
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===By car===
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It would be best to have a car. Traffic is usually very light, and the roads are in good condition.
  
==See==
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===By foot/bike===
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Sarnia has a walkable downtown (Front St. area).
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===By bus===
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Sarnia Transit operates a bus system throughout town [http://www.city.sarnia.on.ca/visit.asp?sectionid=53]. Fare is $2.25 for single ride. Monthly passes are avaliable at various government offices throughout the city.
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
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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.
 
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.
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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.   
 
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.   
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==Buy==
 
==Buy==
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* <buy name="Lambton Mall" url="http://www.lambtonmall.com/"></buy> The largest mall in the area with a fantastic Canadian tire store and many clothing boutiques to meet most styles.
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
Lola's Martini Lounge on Christina is a very popular spot on the weekends for more upscale appetite.
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*<eat name="Lola's Martini Lounge"></eat> on Christina is a very popular spot on the weekends for more upscale cuisine
  
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.
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*<eat name="Albert's"></eat> 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.
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*<eat name="Salvatore's" address="105 Michigan  Point Edward, ON  N7V 1E5" phone ="(519)-344-2855"></eat>. A cute little Italian restaurant in Point Edwardst that is a hit with the locals. Savlatore's is within a 4 minute walk of the Bluewater Bridge.
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*<eat name="Stokes Inland" url="http://www.stokesinland.com/"></eat>, located in downtown, and <eat name="Stokes By the Bay"></eat>, which is close to Bluewater Bridge are great for pub food, good beer and a great atmosphere.
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*<eat name="Wagg's Steak and Seafood" address="420 Christina St N, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada" phone=" (519) 344-4422"></eat> One of Sarnia's best restaurants for quality food in a elegant environment. Located next to the Super 8. The house specialty is Prime Rib.
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
Limbo Martini Lounge on Christina has a large menu of fun, delicious martinis.  The  service isn't the greatest but the drinks are.
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*<drink name="Lazy Duck" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">Dance bar with a younger crowd, gets busy after 11 on the weekends</drink>
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*'''Limbo Martini Lounge''' on Christina has a large menu of fun, delicious martinis.  The  service isn't the greatest but the drinks are.
  
 
==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
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*<sleep name="Super 8 Sarnia" address="420 N Christina St Front Street/Sarnia Dwtn
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Sarnia, ON N7T 5W1 CA" phone="519-337-3767" url="http://www.super8.com/Super8/control/Booking/property_info?propertyId=03367"></sleep>
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*<sleep name="Holiday Inn" alt="" address="1498 Venetian Road Point Edward, ON N7T7W6 CANADA" directions="519-3364130 " phone="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">The Holiday Inn in Point Edward is one of the major hotels in town and caters to both corporate and leisure travelers. The hotel is located on the waterfront and has convienent access to a marina</sleep>
  
 
==Contact==
 
==Contact==
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===Phone===
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Sarnia, ON is serviced by Bell Canada for landline telephones, and is covered by the major Canadian celluar companies (Bell, Telus and Rogers).
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===Newspapers and Periodicals===
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The ''Sarnia Observer'' [http://www.theobserver.ca/] is the local daily newspaper serving Sarnia and Lambton county. Other national newspapers are avaliable (''Globe and Mail'', ''National Post'')
  
 
==Get out==
 
==Get out==
[[Port Huron]], [[Michigan]] lies across the St. Clair River.
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*[[Port Huron]], [[Michigan]] lies across the St. Clair River.
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*[[London (Ontario)]] is located 100 kilometers away and is the closest major city to Sarnia.
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[[Wikipedia:Sarnia, Ontario]]
 
[[Wikipedia:Sarnia, Ontario]]

Latest revision as of 11:05, 1 May 2012

Sarnia is a city in Southwestern Ontario with a population of around 90,000.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

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

By train[edit]

VIA Rail [1] runs two trains a day from Toronto to Sarnia. All trains arrive at Sarnia station [2], located at 125 Green St.

By plane[edit]

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

Get around[edit]

By car[edit]

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

By foot/bike[edit]

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

By bus[edit]

Sarnia Transit operates a bus system throughout town [3]. Fare is $2.25 for single ride. Monthly passes are avaliable at various government offices throughout the city.

Do[edit][add listing]

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.

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Lambton Mall, [4].  edit The largest mall in the area with a fantastic Canadian tire store and many clothing boutiques to meet most styles.

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Lola's Martini Lounge.  edit on Christina is a very popular spot on the weekends for more upscale cuisine
  • Albert's.  edit 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, 105 Michigan Point Edward, ON N7V 1E5, (519)-344-2855.  edit. A cute little Italian restaurant in Point Edwardst that is a hit with the locals. Savlatore's is within a 4 minute walk of the Bluewater Bridge.
  • Stokes Inland, [5].  edit, located in downtown, and Stokes By the Bay.  edit, which is close to Bluewater Bridge are great for pub food, good beer and a great atmosphere.
  • Wagg's Steak and Seafood, 420 Christina St N, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, (519) 344-4422.  edit One of Sarnia's best restaurants for quality food in a elegant environment. Located next to the Super 8. The house specialty is Prime Rib.

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Lazy Duck. Dance bar with a younger crowd, gets busy after 11 on the weekends  edit
  • Limbo Martini Lounge on Christina has a large menu of fun, delicious martinis. The service isn't the greatest but the drinks are.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Super 8 Sarnia, 420 N Christina St Front Street/Sarnia Dwtn Sarnia, ON N7T 5W1 CA, 519-337-3767, [6].  edit
  • Holiday Inn, 1498 Venetian Road Point Edward, ON N7T7W6 CANADA (519-3364130). The Holiday Inn in Point Edward is one of the major hotels in town and caters to both corporate and leisure travelers. The hotel is located on the waterfront and has convienent access to a marina  edit

Contact[edit]

Phone[edit]

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[edit]

The Sarnia Observer [7] is the local daily newspaper serving Sarnia and Lambton county. Other national newspapers are avaliable (Globe and Mail, National Post)

Get out[edit]


Routes through Sarnia
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