Sarnia-Lambton is located in the Canadian province of Ontario in the geographical region known as Southwestern Ontario. The community is located on the Canada / United States border within a one hour drive of major cities like Windsor and London, Ontario as well as Detroit, Michigan and three hours from the Greater Toronto Area.
The community is located on the shores of Lake Huron, one of the Great Lakes; a source of ample fresh water which helps moderate temperatures year round. The largest of the 11 municipalities in Lambton County is the City of Sarnia.
Sarnia-Lambton is directly connected to the State of Michigan via a number of border crossings, including the Blue Water Bridge. The area is also an official Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) Point, which grows the area as a hub for international trade and investment and strengthens market access for existing businesses.
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Multiple Routes to Multiple Markets
- Ground Transportation – Lambton County is bisected by Highway 402, which runs eastward to London and Toronto and to the west connecting with Michigan’s Interstate 94/69/75 network via the international Blue Water Bridge, which currently ranks as the fourth busiest Ontario international crossing for total vehicles and is the second busiest for number of commercial vehicle (truck) crossings. In addition to the Blue Water Bridge, the Bluewater Ferry (Sombra-Marine City, currently out of service) and the Walpole-Algonac Ferry also link Lambton County to the State of Michigan.
Sarnia-Lambton is within a one day drive to 65% of the U.S. market as well as major Ontario and Quebec markets.
- Rail – Sarnia-Lambton is also connected to the US through the St. Clair Railway tunnel (which accommodates double stack containers) and hosts CN’s second largest international rail yard in Canada, carrying more freight than any other U.S. – Canada border rail crossing.
- Water – Bordered by water and a link in the St. Lawrence Seaway system, the deep water Port of Sarnia is home to an international grain terminal as well as ship fueling and repair facilities.
- Air – Sarnia is home to the Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport, with direct flights to Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. Within approximately one hour drive from Sarnia is the Detroit International Airport, a Delta hub with access to all major U.S. cities and many international destinations. Both Bishop International Airport in Flint Michigan and the London Ontario International Airport offer various international and domestic flights. Both airports are located just over an hour drive from Sarnia-Lambton.
Distance to Major Markets
|City||Distance - km||Distance - miles|
|New York, NY||961||597|
|El Paso, TX||2935||1824|
Sarnia-Lambton enjoys one of the warmest climates in Canada. Adjacent Lake Huron moderates the climate year-round, with the hottest summer temperatures in July averaging 26 C (80 F) and coldest days in January averaging -4C (18F). Winters in Sarnia-Lambton are usually short and mild, with average annual snowfall of 112 centimetres (44 inches).
Latitude: 42 degrees 58 minutes and 30 seconds north
Longitude: 82 degrees 24 minutes 35 seconds west
Altitude: 182.8 metres (600 feet) above sea level
Gardening Zone: 4