March 19, 2024 — The City of Sarnia has initiated a master plan process for Cantara Park, looking to the public and stakeholders for input as it develops a vision to guide future investments into the north-end park.

Originally established in the 1930s and located on the shore of Lake Huron in the north end of the City, the 174 acre park is the largest, and one of the most well known, in Sarnia. It is the home to long-running events such as Canada Day celebrations and Christmas on the Farm alongside numerous amenities including the Children’s Animal Farm and Canatara Park Beach, one of only 27 beaches in Canada to have earned official Blue Flag status.

The master plan will seek to guide future investments during Council’s budget process, aiming to balance diverse user needs and requirements to upgrade the park’s infrastructure.

“Canatara is the centrepiece of our parks system and is valued by many of our residents. Looking to the future we want to ensure it continues to serve their needs, be it for passive recreation, access to natural heritage, or taking in events,” said Parks and Recreation Manager Krissy Glavin.

The development of the plan will include several touchpoints for public engagement, beginning with the opportunity for one-on-one conversations with the project team on April 3, 2024.

For more information on the project, including how to register, visit