Located on the shores of Lake Huron, Canatara Park offers the perfect place to relax, whether you go alone or with family. Have a picnic on the beach and make sure to go for a swim in the lake. Treat the kids with a visit to the play area, or head to the children’s animal farm to interact with and pet domestic animals. If you're feeling more active, you can hike, coast along the special trails on your bike or roller blades, or simply sit and enjoy the nature. You don’t have to pay fee to enter the park. Work out when and for how long to visit Canatara Park and other Sarnia attractions using our handy Sarnia online journey planner.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
Canatara Park reviews
A great beach, especially if you live in Sarnia. Both the beach and water are very clean. Only downside are the many stones at water's edge.
A great beach, especially if you live in Sarnia. Both the beach and water are very clean. Only downside are the many stones at water's edge. more »
We just went to the shores of Lake Huron as it was pretty cold and Lake Huron is just awesome as always. There is plenty of parking, and there is sandy beach too to be enjoyed in summers.
We just went to the shores of Lake Huron as it was pretty cold and Lake Huron is just awesome as always. There is plenty of parking, and there is sandy beach too to be enjoyed in summers. more »
the park is nice and relaxing is a nice place to visit in the summer and some nice events happen there
the park is nice and relaxing is a nice place to visit in the summer and some nice events happen there more »
Nice beach . It's still early in the season and facilities are closed. The weather is starting to get nice, maybe summer will finally show its face. There is a ton of nearly kept trails, and the sunset / sunrise are gorgeous here on lake huron. I prefer the sunrises as there are very few people in the morning. Plenty of parking and benches to just sit and relax to enjoy the park. A note to dog owners, the beaches are off limits to them as the city has a bylaw in place, although I've seen a few people walking their dogs early on. Personally i have no issues with that as all the owners I've seen are responsible.
Spacious, lush with protected sand dunes & brilliant blue waters of Lake Huron. Secluded park & beach areas with adjoining amenities. Picnic areas, trails & footpaths located in the park, ideal for running, strolling or cycling. Ample parking, no fees & easy access to park with varied areas.
Nice and Clean, Easily Accessible Park! My family and I made a brief stop last summer (Aug 2021) at this place to have a glimpse of famous clear bluish waters of Lake Huron. Everything I read about was true. It's unfortunate we didn't swim because of time constraints and weather (very sunny but cool & windy). I marked this place on my itinerary for the next time we visit.
This is a nice area to have picnic or go fir a short trail with your dogs. The area is clean and very accessible. You can also see different wild lifes when you go for your walk. Watching sunset here is also incredible.
Waves lapping on the shore. Sounds of happiness fills the air. Polished rocks at your feet. Sand that smells like a candle, or, is it a candle that smells like this sand? Enjoy nature's spa at Canatara Beach & Park.
Plan your trip to Sarnia
Get a personalized tripA full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place. Everyone on the same page.
See all ›
Side trips from Sarnia
Hidden gems in Sarnia
Nearby attractions in Sarnia
Kid-friendly things to do in Sarnia
8 days in Windsor BY A USER FROM CANADA Dieppe Gardens Windsor Riverfront Whiskeyjack Boutique 1 day in Sarnia BY A USER FROM CANADA Stones 'N Bones Museum Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery Canatara Park 11 days in London BY A USER FROM INDIA 1st Hussars Museum The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum Room Escape Games 3 days in Sarnia BY A USER FROM CANADA Sarnia Bay Marina Stones 'N Bones Museum Sarnia Farmer's Market 4 days in Sarnia BY A USER FROM CANADA Bayshore Park Refined Fool Brewing Company Refined Fool Brewing Co. 53 days in Sarnia BY A USER FROM CANADA Sarnia Historical Society Refined Fool Brewing Co. Refined Fool Brewing Company 8 days in United States, Sarnia & Niagara Falls BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Greenfield Sarnia Niagara Falls 3 days in Sarnia BY A USER FROM CANADA Canatara Park Bayshore Park Stones 'N Bones Museum 21 days in Windsor & Detroit BY A USER FROM CANADA Windsor Detroit 3 days in Grand Bend BY A USER FROM CANADA Sea Jewels Trading Company Stones 'N Bones Museum Canatara Park 4 days in Sarnia BY A USER FROM CANADA Stones 'N Bones Museum Refined Fool Brewing Co. Refined Fool Brewing Company 24 days in Toronto, Cincinnati & London BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Toronto Cincinnati London
Are you the owner of this business?