The City of Sarnia offers an array of recreational opportunities, including multi-session programs; drop-in activities; public skating; and more.

Adult Programming

We offer and array of programs, ranging from educational experiences; arts instruction; games; sports; fitness; and special interests. You can view opportunities, and register via our online registration portal.

Register Online

View programs and register online.

IMPORTANT: Create a new account if you do not have a 2023 Strangway Centre Membership or have not registered (by phone, in-person or online) for a program after April 5, 2023.

If you are unsure if you have an account, please contact staff: 519 332 0656.

View programs and register

Help With Online Registration

Need some help with using our online recreation portal? Access how-to videos and FAQs via our support page.

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Recreation Guide

View our upcoming programs via our 2023-2024 Fall-Winter Recreation Guide. Registration begins on Tuesday, August 22nd.

2023-2024 Fall-Winter Recreation Guide

Drop-in Programs

Drop-in programs do not require pre-registration. You can participate in games, sports, hobbies, and more. Use our Drop-In Programming widget to view upcoming drop-in programs. While the widget displays total available program slots, you cannot register for or reserve a spot.

Public Skating

Information on public skating times, days, and pre-registration can be viewed following the link below.

Learn more about Public Skating Programming.

Children’s Programming

City-led children’s programming can include Introductory Youth Tennis Lessons, Earth Day Everyday Workshops, and more! Pre-registration is required and additional information can be found through our online portal.

Swimming Lessons and Aquatic Programming

Swimming lessons and Aquafit programming are offered in partnership with the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario. Please visit the the Sarnia-Lambton YMCA website for more information.

Children’s Choo Choo Train

The Children’s Mini Choo Choo Train is a 42-foot-long train, seating 10, that is wheelchair accessible, located in Canatara Park in partnership with the Seaway Kiwanis Club. It starts at the station near the Animal Farm and travels throughout the park for approximately five-minute trips.

The train is set to board for the 2023 season starting Saturday, May 20th from 9:00am to 2:00pm on weekends for May and June.  Starting July 2, 2023 the train will operate daily from 9:00am to 2:00pm during July and August. Then returning for weekends in September to October 8th, 2023. The cost is $2.00 per child and no charge for adults accompanying the child.

Learn more about the Children’s Choo Choo Train

Refer to the Contact Us page to submit an inquiry or email