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Welcome to Sarnia ...

When the people of Sarnia refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Sarnian<1>

The city of Sarnia is 610 feet [186 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Sarnia lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: EST- Heure Normale de l'Est (HNE), EDT- Heure Avancée de l'Est (HAE).

Area codes for Sarnia: (519) & (226)<3>

Websites for Sarnia ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Communities near Sarnia ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Sarnia.

  • Marysville
  • Plympton-Wyoming
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plympton-Wyoming
    • Plympton-Wyoming lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the east of Sarnia.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plympton-Wyoming came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plympton-Wyoming
  • Saint Clair
  • Petrolia
  • Marine City
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marine City
    • Marine City lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the south of Sarnia.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,035 people
    • Former names for Marine City:
    • Cottrellville
    • Marine
    • Newport
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marine City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marine City<5>
  • Oil Springs
  • Emmett
  • Blackwell
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackwell
    • Blackwell lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Sarnia.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blackwell came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackwell
  • Froomfield
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Froomfield
    • Froomfield lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the southwest of Sarnia.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Froomfield came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Froomfield
  • Sparlingville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sparlingville
    • Sparlingville lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the west of Sarnia.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sparlingville

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Sarnia. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sarnia.

We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sarnia. See our Newspapers Page for Sarnia.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sarnia ...

Looking for more information about Sarnia? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Sarnia, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Sarnia.

The official website for Sarnia:

The official website for Province of Ontario:

Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Sarnia refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Sarnia may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sarnia - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (226) is an overlay for area code (519).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sarnia) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sarnia. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SarniaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sarnia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.9781, Longitude: -82.3864    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>If we found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.




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