June 18, 2024 — There’s no shortage of ways to mark Canada Day with the City of Sarnia.

The City’s community-wide celebration of Canada Day returns July 1, with fun for all ages across multiple sites in the community, featuring

a wide range of entertainment, attractions and activities to delight all ages.

The festivities begin at Canatara Park, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a host of family-friendly activities and the Canada Day Parade. The celebration moves to Centennial Park from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. for an evening of food, live entertainment, and fireworks.

“Once again we’re pulling out all the stops for Canada Day, it truly is our premier event and we are once again looking forward to welcoming thousands of visitors to ring in Canada’s birthday,” said Parks and Recreation Manager Krissy Glavin.

Canatara Park attractions include:

  • A handmade vendor market
  • Children’s activities like a Hula Hoop Fun Zone and face painting
  • On-stage entertainment from Corbin the Magical, The Farmer’s Daughter Show and Kobbler Jay
  • Multicultural food vendors
  • Opening Ceremonies and a Lambton Concert Band performance at the Bandshell

This year’s Canada Day Parade will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the corner of Lakeshore Road and Colborne Road. The parade will make its way west on Lakeshore Road, then south on Christina Street North, before making its way through Canatara Park on Lake Chipican Drive, and finishing on Sandy Lane.

Festivities continue at Centennial Park with:

  • Live musical performances by 402 West, What She Said, Action Figures and Pain Killer Jane
  • Food vendors
  • Interactive curling and hockey games
  • Busker performances
  • Face painting
  • Fireworks over the bay at 10 p.m.

In the instance of inclement weather, fireworks will be rescheduled for 10 p.m. on July 2.

For a full lineup and more information visit www.sarnia.ca/CanadaDay

Transit and Active Transportation

Sarnia Transit will offer special free shuttle services to both Canatara Park and Centennial Park, allowing visitors to park off site.

Shuttles will run between Northgate Terminal and Canatara Park, every half hour, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and from 1 to 4 p.m.

Shuttles will run between Northgate Terminal and Centennial Park, every half hour, from 8 to 11:30 p.m.

The City will also once again install temporary bi-directional bike lanes in two locations, expanding its existing network of bike lanes on Canada Day, providing enhanced opportunities for participants to utilize active transportation to enjoy events. For more information visit www.sarnia.ca/BikeCanadaDay.