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About SarniaLake Huron's largest city, Sarnia is one of Ontario's busiest marina centers, with 1,400 berths for recreational boating and Great Lakes ship traffic exceeding 6,000 passes annually. Ship viewing is best below the Blue Water Bridge, at Point Edward Waterfront Park. The bridge, the fourth busiest crossing between Ontario and the United States, has been duplicated; one span now carries eastbound traffic, the other westbound.

Sarnia is the northern starting point for the St. Clair Parkway, one of three such recreational drives in Ontario. It hugs the meandering St. Clair River's park-lined shores, before heading inland to Chatham and Dresden. Hiking trails are plentiful in the area.

Winter brings fun to the Sarnia and Port Huron areas with events such as the Celebration of Lights, phone (519) 344-8422, when 60,000 twinkling bulbs and major displays brighten Centennial Park and downtown mid-November to early January, and the snow sculpting competition held in mid-January during SnowFest.

Hiawatha Horse Park and Entertainment Centre, 1730 London Rd., offers live harness racing May through November; phone (519) 542-5543.

Note: Policies concerning admittance of children to pari-mutuel betting facilities vary. Phone for information.

The Imperial Theatre, 168 N. Christina St., hosts a variety of theatrical performances and concerts and is home to Theatre Sarnia; phone (519) 332-6591 for information or (519) 344-7469 for tickets.

Local farmers sell their produce year-round every Wednesday and Saturday at a farmers market in the Mitton Village area, 110 Proctor St.

Visitor Centers Tourism Sarnia-Lambton—Sarnia 1455 Venetian Blvd. Point Edward, ON N7T 7W7. Phone:(519)336-3232 or (800)265-0316

ShoppingLambton Mall, 1380 London Rd., offers more than 90 shops and services.

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Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery

Stones 'N Bones Museum

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Sarnia, ON

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1400 Venetian Blvd. Sarnia, ON N7T 7W6

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Quality Inn Sarnia/Point Edward

751 Christina St N. Sarnia, ON N7V 1X5

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