Refer to the COVID-19 Recreation & Facilities page for more information regarding current regulations and restrictions.

The City of Sarnia is proud to be able to partner with several community groups and organizations on multiple different projects and programs. Our partners help us operate and provide the best service for the citizens of Sarnia on City property.

Learn more about our community partners by visiting their websites below:

The Lawrence House

The Lawrence House was donated to the City of Sarnia in 1977 and was fully restored in 1986, and is currently run independently by staff and a committee. The Lawrence House Centre for the Arts officially opened its doors on June 17, 2001, providing a venue for performances, exhibitions, educational programs and special activities for all ages. The Lawrence House Centre for the Arts is a community based, independent, not-for-profit, charitable organization committed to encouraging the creation and appreciation of the visual, performing and literary arts in Sarnia Lambton.

Located at 127 Christina St S, Sarnia, ON N7T2M8.

Refer to the Lawrence House website for more information.

COVID-19 Information
In March 2020, the Lawrence House closed temporarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the closure, the Lawrence House Board of Directors established a Re-Opening Sub-Committee to create a plan with a goal to re-open in October.

The Lawrence House Centre for the Arts is delighted to announce they will re-open on Friday, October 2, 2020 and will be open three days a week on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00am – 4:00pm.

The Lawrence House Centre for the Arts Re-Opening Plan has been reviewed by Lambton Public Health and a walk-through of the building was conducted by the City Health and Safety Officer.

During the closure, staff were able to work on a variety of maintenance projects that will be completed in time for re-opening.

Lawrence House Board Members and volunteers were able to transfer the Gift Shop to an online format and are now able to feature a virtual writing blog to patrons.

Andrew S. Brandt Marina at Sarnia Bay

With over 30 beautifully landscaped acres and spectacular views of the Blue Water Bridges, the Andrew S. Brandt Marina at Sarnia Bay offers boaters a full service “lifestyle” marina that includes over 350 boat slips for both seasonal members and tourist (transient) boaters. The up-to-date facility and staff offer an endless array of amenities and services to all guests.

Located at 97 Seaway Rd, Sarnia, ON N7T8E6.

Please contact the marina for information regarding parking payment. Should you receive a parking ticket, please contact the By-Law Department.

For information regarding boat slips, fees, memberships and other marina services, please contact the Marina at:
Marina Office: 519-332-0533
Toll Free: 1-877-797-2233
http://www.sarniabaymarina.com/

Seaway Kiwanis Club – Animal Farm & Train

Children’s Animal Farm
The Children’s Animal Farm is a great place to bring the family and interact with lots of different kinds of animals from bunnies, to donkey’s, to peacocks and everything in between! Located in Canatara Park near the Seaway Kiwanis Pavilion, the Animal Farm is operated in partnership with the Seaway Kiwanis Club and the Sarnia District Humane Society.

More information regarding the Children’s Animal Farms hours and details can be found on their Facebook page.
Inquiries regarding animals and staffing can be directed to the Sarnia Humane Society.
All other inquiries can be directed to the Seaway Kiwanis Club website or by mail at: PO Box 116, Sarnia, Ontario, N7T 7H8

Children’s Mini Train
The Children’s Mini Choo Choo Train is located in Canatara Park just outside the Children’s Animal Farm, and is run by the Seaway Kiwanis Club in Sarnia. A 42-foot-long train seating 10 that is wheelchair accessible, it starts at the Station near the Animal Farm and travels throughout the park for approximately 5-minute trips. It runs from May to October, weather permitting.

The train is not rented out for private use and/or gatherings/parties.

The price for the train is $2.00 per person, or $5.00 for a family of four.

Train Hours of Operation (Weather Permitting):

Months Days Hours
May – June and
September – October
Saturday and Sunday 12:00pm-4:00pm
July – August Tuesday – Sunday 11:00am-4:00pm

 

Any inquiries regarding the Children’s Mini Train can be directed to the Seaway Kiwanis Club website or by mail at: PO Box 116, Sarnia, Ontario, N7T 7H8

Refer to the Contact Us page to submit an inquiry, or email parksandrecreation@sarnia.ca.