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Canatara Park

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Address: 1200 Lake Chipigan Drive, Sarnia, Ontario N7T 7N2, Canada
Phone Number: +1 519-332-0330

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Living next to the park has been a great experience. We have everything you'd want in the summer - great beach, lots of walking trails, plenty of picnic space. The staff keep the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Sarnia, Canada
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Sarnia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Living next to the park has been a great experience. We have everything you'd want in the summer - great beach, lots of walking trails, plenty of picnic space. The staff keep the place running clean and green. Lots of animals to see at the Farm, especially the baby geese and ducks.

Thank retiredone65
Sarnia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are rated one of the best places to be for beaches and parks. nature trail, paved trail, animal farm, events, connect to the Yacht Club, Bluewater Bridge and the Casino. just visit

Thank mbsspr
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a nice Park and also a great beach, nice to spend a day in the sun during the summertime or skating in the winter. Swimming, biking hiking, walking, skating, you've got everything that you would like to do outdoors.

Thank thor2705
Sarnia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Pinics, animal farm, walking, beach time, swimming, biking ,and hiking etc... what else can you that's jus scratching the surface. Relax and enjoy.

Thank valandjon
Sarnia, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Grew up round here but even after all these years and literally thousands of visits it never fails to please. So much to do and the treasure of Sarnia, lots of picnic areas and play areas , bathrooms and change rooms. An animal farm kid size for the children, bike trails and walking trails that are filled with plants. A... More 

Thank ryderdog
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

A beautiful location, beautiful beach, beautiful park, nice animal park. Sadly the city doesn't put the money required to maintain it. Roads a and side walks are crumbling. Structures, including the band stand, are old and in desperate need of upgrades. A beautiful place to visit for a day, but this place could be so much more.

Thank Ron P
Haliburton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We looked this up on line and came with a picnic supper, but not sure what to expect... There was lots of parking, change house, lots of great beaches - spread out in a way that created a feeling of spaciousness. Sand was very clean, garbage cans freshly emptied. And there were lots of benches and picnic tables. What more... More 

Thank beenthere h
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

great place fo all nice beach good swimming .a fun place for kids to see some of the farm animals up close .very good spot for migrating birds [120 ] different kinds have been seen over the years have fun

Thank Tony R
ontario, canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

What a great Park this is. From walking trails through the forest or tall native grasses to the beach, it's a very relaxing and beautiful place. Not many people when we were there on a sunny afternoon on a Monday.

Thank ina-can
Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I grew up in Sarnia but have not been here in years . I was there last week and it is just as I remembered, nice picnic areas and open park and a beautiful clean beach!!

Thank travelforwork035

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