A guide to our surrounding area


People are attracted to our area for good reason

We are a community filled with good people, supportive businesses and located on the beautiful sandy shores of Lake Huron and the St. Clair River – we as a community are a ‘breath of fresh air’! Sarnia/Lambton is a great place to transition into retirement with helpful and friendly local businesses to meet your every need.

A picture of Sarnia's Bluewater Bridge on a sunny day
Lambton County is a great place to transition into retirement with helpful and friendly local businesses to meet your every need.
Get acquainted with our local businesses

Retail Shops

Our communities are filled with fabulous dining establishments, welcoming retail shops and an abundance of services right at your fingertips. You can explore unique shops and restaurants by taking a cruise by car, boat or bike down the St. Clair Parkway – alongside the beautiful St. Clair River. Visit the sites under the Bluewater Bridges – breathe in the fresh air, watch the boats, eat some bridge fries and ice cream and walk the waterfront and main street shops! It is worth the drive to jump in the car and visit some of our small towns that have big, welcoming hearts – Forest, Wyoming, Petrolia and Watford. Set your sites on becoming patrons and getting to know the faces behind the fabulous local businesses in our Sarnia-Lambton communities.

Woman kindly smiling as she hands over food basket to a senior lady.
We are a community of caring and giving back

Volunteering and Community Involvement

As the years go by and the kids are out of the house you start to find you have a little extra time on your hands. Volunteering is a perfect opportunity to meet some new people, learn something new and simply give of your time to someone who needs a helping hand. There are so many ways you can help! Volunteering can be as easy as spreading the word and getting correct and pertinent information out into the community. It can be giving a small number of hours in your week to help someone one on one or maybe helping to plan events with a group is up your alley. Volunteering is good for you and the recipient – it just feels good to give back!

Enjoy daily living that can be as busy or relaxed as you’d like it to be

A Lifestyle To Call Your Own

Golf, recreational and active lifestyle programs, sandy beaches, nature trails, bike paths, boating. There is an endless list of must do’s to experience and enjoy right here in Sarnia-Lambton. Everything you need for a healthy, well-rounded way of life!

Helpful Links

Bluewater Trails

Take in the sights and sounds! Whether you are looking for a tranquil and calming walk through nature or an invigorating bike ride, the Bluewater Trails website has you covered. For information and maps to local parks, ponds, wetlands, nature trails and conservation areas visit

Heritage Lambton

The history and culture of our area is reimagined through our museums, art galleries, theatre and local art. Witness our unique and welcoming community spirit and hospitality.

Ontario Blue Coast

Tourism Sarnia-Lambton puts out a wonderful guide that offers a look into everything Lambton has to offer. From sporting events to museums, art galleries, local baristas, spas and more!

Welcome to the Club

A good place to start! – there is a wonderful quarterly magazine called Welcome To The Club. It is an amazing magazine that is packed full of ideas – where to shop, where to eat, local happenings and how to access many of the services you need right here in Lambton County. It is a resource that is all about encouraging people to support local businesses.

Supporting Sarnia & Surrounding Businesses

A public Facebook group called Supporting Sarnia and Surrounding Businesses promotes the sharing of local people, businesses and events in a forum that is a safe and kind place. Pop on to Facebook, if you have a question there are over 19,000 members that will give you their answers


#Local is a website geared towards helping local businesses and not-for-profit organizations. Their goal is to work together to support our economy and build each other up! Read from a collection of stories from a series of books called “Year of Local”.

Lambton Cares

Through the County of Lambton’s Long Term Care Living Program you can choose from volunteer opportunities in a variety of areas that match your interests and skills. There is something for everyone on their team and volunteers are always in demand!

Volunteer Sarnia

Retirees are invaluable when it comes to giving of their time. Volunteering is a great way to stay active, engaged and connected. Visit the Volunteering In Sarnia Lambton website to find your next volunteering opportunity!

211 Ontario

211 is Canada’s primary source of information for government and community-based, non-clinical health and social services. The
free and confidential service can be accessed 24 hours a day, in more than 150 languages, by phone, chat, text, and web. 211
helps connect people to the right information and services, making their pathway to care and resources a guided and trusted one.

Want to know more about living in Sarnia-Lambton?

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