Canatara Park


Location: Sarnia, Ontario

Landowner: City of Sarnia

Seed Provider: Ontario NativeScape

About the site:

This dune restoration project will help Sarnia show how beach conservation and tourism are not mutually exclusive, and that dunes and the presence of dune vegetation on a well managed shoreline can improve visitor experience. The project aims to restore eroding beach and dune habitats, while creating visually appealing and ecologically functional spaces. Restoration and stewardship initiatives such as beach grass planting continue to be undertaken in Canatara park by local educators, students, local non-profits, and city staff to reintroduce the natural beach landscape, and reduce the effects of erosion.


Photos before wildflower planting




City of Sarnia

Sarnia is a city in southwestern Ontario, located on the eastern shore of Lake Huron at its extreme southern point where it flows into the St. Clair River. Lambton County is home to a wide range of pollinators, including over hundreds of different species of bees and over 80 species of butterflies.


Canatara Park is open for public visitation. Please see hours, parking, and other details on the City of Sarnia Website.

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