The weather in Sarnia-Lambton is much the same as in the North-Central United States. June, July and August are true summer months with warm day, cooling in the evenings, particularly near the water. Mid-March until May is the spring season when medium to heavy-weight clothing is recommended. The same applies through October to December. Winters can be snowy and cold; warm dress and foot cover is advised. Canadian temperatures are measured in Celsius degrees rather than Fahrenheit.
- Map of Lambton County - Mean Temperature at Sarnia
- Map of Lambton County - Total Rainfall at Sarnia
- Map of Lambton County - Total Snowfall at Sarnia
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 2013
New Year's Day: January 1
Family Day (AB,SK,ON): February 18
Good Friday: March 29
Easter Sunday: March 31
Easter Monday: April 1
Victoria Day: May 20
Canada Day: July 1
Civic Holiday: August 5
Labour Day: September 2
Thanksgiving Day: October 14
Remembrance Day: November 11
Christmas Day: December 25
Boxing Day: December 26
WHEN ENTERING CANADA...
American visitors crossing the border, either way will be asked to verify their citizenship with documents such as a US Passport, US Passport Card, or Enhanced Driver's Licence. Naturalized U.S. citizens should carry a naturalization certificate. Permanent U.S. residents who are not citizens are advised to bring their Alien Registration Receipt Card. Travellers under the age of 18 and unaccompanied by a parent need a letter of permission from a parent or guardian to travel in Canada.
Canada Customs (Sarnia): (519) 383-1460
-ouside of Greater Toronto Area: 1-(888) 242-2100
-USA or other countries: (416) 973-4444
US Customs (Port Huron, MI): (810) 985-9541
US Immigration (Port Huron, MI): (810) 982-0133
WHEN RETURNING TO THE UNITED STATES...
All items acquired outside the U.S. and in your possession at the time of your return to the United States must be declared. The price actually paid for each article must be stated on your declaration in U.S. currency, or its equivalent in the country of acquisition. U.S. residents are now able to purchase duty-free goods totalling $200 U.S. for any visit to Canada that is less than 48 hours. This is an increase from the $25 allowance that previously existed. However, liquor and tobacco requirements remain the same (ie., U.S. residents must have been in Canada for 48 hours or more to import 1 L of liquor and 1 carton of cigarettes duty-free). Therefore, the U.S. $200 allowance can only be used towards the purchase of non-liquor and non-tobacco type goods. U.S. residents can still use the $400 allowance if they have spent 48 hours or more in Canada and have not used this allowance within the past 30 days.
LOCAL RADIO STATIONS:
CHOK Country 1070 AM, K106.3 FM, Fox FM 99.9
Domestic dogs and cats may be imported from the U.S., provided each animal is accompanied by a certificate issued by a licensed veterinarian of Canada or the U.S. that clearly identifies the animal and certifies that the dog and/or cat has been vaccinated against rabies during the preceding 36-month period. All animals over 3 months must have rabies certificate.
CANADIAN FOOD INSPECTION AGENCY
SALES TAX REBATES
For the most up-to-date information on these programs please visit the website at: Sales Tax Rebates
The legal drinking age in Ontario is 19 years. Most licensed establishments serve alcohol from 11 a.m. - 2 a.m. daily. Alcohol may not be removed from a licensed establishment. Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) stores are the only outlets for liquor purchases. Wine may be purchased at retail outlets or the LCBO. Brewers Retail Stores (Beer Stores) sell Canadian and imported beer and ale.
Normal operating hours are:
Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-10 p.m.,
Friday 10 a.m.-11 p.m.,
Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-11 p.m.,
Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
(Hours may vary slightly per location). Check the white pages of the telephone directory for the store nearest you.