June 21, 2023 — The City of Sarnia is preparing to mark Canada Day with a community-wide celebration.

As Canada turns 156 years old on July 1, the City’s annual celebration of Canada Day will feature 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, before moving to Centennial Park from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. for an evening of food, live entertainment, and fireworks.

“From the parade to the fireworks and everything in between, Canada Day is such a beloved tradition in Sarnia, we look forward to it every year and can’t wait to welcome our residents and visitors out for a day jam packed with fun,” said Community Services Coordinator Rachel Veilleux.

Canatara Park attractions include:

  • A handmade vendor market
  • Children’s activities like inflatable bouncers and face painting
  • On-stage entertainment form Corbin the Magical Pirate and the Hockey Circus Show
  • 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 Atomic Hearts, Rebound Rocks and Night Moves
  • Food vendors
  • The Painted Cat Creation Station
  • 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, including road closures, visit www.sarnia.ca/CanadaDay