IMPORTANT: Please review the facility details below, before requesting a rental via the Rental Request Form.

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Bookable May 21-October 9.

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Canatara Park area one pavilion
Canatara Park Area One Pavilion

Designated picnic site areas are available to the public at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis, IF they are not already reserved/booked.

However, if you want to make sure you have a space for your gathering, it is in your best interest to book a space and obtain a permit. This ensures that you, your friends, and family are guaranteed a picnic space to enjoy the park.

Picnic spaces are can be booked at least three business days in advanced, between May 21 to October 9.

Payment is due at the time of booking online – no holds are placed on picnic spaces. All rentals may be subject to an additional insurance fee ranging from $5.00 to $30.00.

IMPORTANT: Please review the below summarized information regarding the City of Sarnia Parks By-Law BEFORE visiting a park/beach space.

PARK & BEACH RULES (BY-LAW 206)

Please see below the summarized by-laws that outline the general rules of all City of Sarnia Parks. More details can be found in the Parks By-Law. Some exceptions may apply to special events and will require written permission in a permit.

Anyone found to be violating the below by-laws may be ticketed and/or removed from the Park.

 

Picnics and Other Permits:

  • Exclusive use is granted only to those with a paid and approved permit within the constraints of the details of said permit as issued by the City of Sarnia.
  • Any person may be required to show proof of said permit to any City of Sarnia employee.

Animals (Wildlife and Pets):

  • No animals aside from dogs can be brought to a park.
  • Dogs must be always kept on-leash, except within a designated off-leash dog park (Germain).
  • Dogs are not allowed on any city beach.
  • Dog faeces or “poop” must be immediately picked up and disposed of in a designated garbage can or taken home to be disposed of properly.

Garbage and Waste:

  • No garbage or waste of any kind can be left anywhere in any city park, beach, or body of water.
  • It is requested that individuals bring their garbage home to dispose of, to follow a “Leave No Trace” model. If this is not possible, then garbage must be disposed of in a designated waste or recycle can/bin.
  • Cooking grease from B.B.Q.’s and/or any food waste must be disposed of properly by taking it home or disposing of it in a designated waste or recycle can/bin.

B.B.Q.’s and Fires:

  • Small propane or charcoal camping BBQ’s are allowed within the green space of parks only.
  • No commercial, industrial, or standing BBQ’s are allowed.
  • BBQ’s and/or cooking is not allowed on any public beach space.
  • Cooking grease from B.B.Q.’s and/or any food waste must be disposed of properly by taking it home or disposing of it in a designated waste or recycle can/bin. Absolutely no grease of food waste can be dumped in any park space, or in any beach space including in surrounding beach grass, etc.
  • No fires of any kind are allowed in any park or beach space, unless written within a permit and within in a designated fire pit.

Vehicles and Parking:

  • No vehicles larger than a standard “pick-up” type vehicle are allowed on a park roadway.
  • No driving any vehicle on any area except the designated roadways that are open to the public.
  • Vehicles driven on any green space without written permission will be fined and individuals will be responsible for any damage or repair fees to the parkland.
  • No parking on the roadways, or in a way that blocks traffic.
  • No parking on any green space, or where it is not a designated parking area.
  • No parking after park hours (midnight-5am).

Recreational Vehicles (Water and Land):

  • No water vehicles of any kind are allowed on Lake Chipican.
  • No motorized water vehicles are permitted close to the beach shore, or where people may be swimming, including but not limited to the designated lifeguarded section of Canatara Beach.
  • No camping is allowed in any park space, whether it be in a tent or a vehicle of any kind.
  • No camping is allowed in any parking space within a city park.
  • No recreational vehicles including RVs, Trailers Campers, etc. are allowed in the park for any reason.

Alcohol:

  • No person shall have in any alcoholic beverages in any park space, unless an event/rental permit with an A.G.C.O. Special Occasion Permit has been obtained.
  • Any Police or By-Law Officer or employee may exclude and/or remove any person who is disorderly and/or drunken.

Decorating/Posters:

  • No posters, notices, advertisements, etc. are allowed to be posted in any city park, unless written permission is obtained within a permit.
  • With written permission, no such items can be nailed or fastened to any park space that may cause damage.

Disorderly Behaviour:

  • Any Police or By-Law Officer or employee may exclude and/or remove any person who is disorderly and/or drunken.
  • Any Police or By-Law Officer or employee may exclude and/or remove any person who is in violation of the Parks By-Law.

 

Please refer to the Parks By-law and/or any other applicable City of Sarnia Laws and By-Laws for more information.

Canatara Park

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Beach Pavilion:

– Section 1: information coming soon (East – closest to parking lot/walkway)
– Section 2: information coming soon (West – closest to Bandshell)
– Hydro is available
– Washrooms are nearby
– 1 BBQ Pits are available – first come, first serve
– 50 people per section capacity
– $41+HST and insurance per section

Area 1 Pavilion:

– Section 1: information coming soon (West)
– Section 2: information coming soon (East)
– Hydro is available
– Washrooms are nearby
– 1 BBQ Pits are available – first come, first serve
– 50 people per section capacity
– $41+HST and insurance per section

Area 2 Space:
– Uncovered
– Section 1: information coming soon (West)
– Section 2: information coming soon (East)
– 60 people per section capacity
– $35+HST and insurance per section

Area 3 Space:
– Uncovered
– Section 1: information coming soon (West)
– Section 2: information coming soon (East)
– 60 people per section capacity
– $35+HST and insurance per section

Area 4 Space:
– Uncovered
– Section 1: information coming soon (West)
– Section 2: information coming soon (East)
– Washrooms are nearby
– 60 people per section capacity
– $35+HST and insurance per section

 

Refer to the Specialty Facilities page for more information regarding the Seaway Kiwanis Wedding Pavilion.

Mike Weir Park

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Rental Amenities and Rates:

Picnic Space/Pavilion Amenities Included Capacity *COVID dependent Fee Per Day
Covered Pavilion (information coming soon)
Hydro is available
*Long walk to washrooms, not accessible
100 People $64+HST and insurance
Cricket Club Pavilion (information coming soon)
Hydro is available
*Closer to washrooms
30 People $35+HST and insurance

 

Kenwick on the Lake

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Rental Amenities and Rates:

Space/Pavilion Amenities Included Capacity *COVID dependent Fee Per Day
Covered Pavilion (information coming soon)
Hydro available
Washrooms are nearby
2 BBQ Pits available
100 People $64+HST and insurance

 

Refer to the Specialty Facilities page for more information regarding wedding rentals.

Wildwood Park

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Rental Amenities and Rates:

Space/Pavilion Amenities Included Capacity *COVID dependent Fee Per Day
North Pavilion
*Lakeside
(information coming soon)
No hydro
Washrooms further away
40 People $35+HST and insurance
South Pavilion
*Near Library
(information coming soon)
No hydro
Washrooms nearby
30 People $35+HST and insurance

 

Tecumseh Park

Rental Amenities and Rates:

Space/Pavilion Amenities Included Capacity *COVID dependent Fee Per Day
TP Picnic Shelter

Located beside basketball courts.

(information coming soon)
No hydro
Washrooms further away
40 People $35+HST and insurance

Rentable weekdays and weekends 9am-7pm.

Saredaca Park

Rental Amenities and Rates:

Space/Pavilion Amenities Included Capacity *COVID dependent Fee Per Day
Camp Saredaca Picnic Shelter (information coming soon)
No hydro
No Public Washrooms
30 People $37+HST and insurance

Rentable weekends only 9am-7pm.

Clearwater Park

Rental Amenities and Rates:

Space/Pavilion Amenities Included Capacity *COVID dependent Fee Per Day
CW Picnic Shelter (information coming soon)
No hydro
Washrooms not guaranteed open (in Arena)
30 People $35+HST and insurance

Rentable weekdays and weekends 9am-7pm.

Seaway Kiwanis Pavilion

Information on special facilities like the Seaway Kiwanis Pavilion, Suncor Agora Stage, Germain Wedding Arbor, etc.

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Parks By-Law

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