There are two independent performance theatres located in Lambton County: the Victoria Playhouse, and Imperial Theatre. Each of these theatres is housed in a historically restored building and are key players in Lambton County’s arts scene. The Sarnia Library is home to the Sarnia Library Theatre, which plays host to numerous community events.
Plays, children’s programming, concerts, and other performances are available seasonally and year-round. Find up-to-date program information at the Victoria Playhouse, Imperial Theatre, and Library websites.
Lambton County’s art galleries feature work from local, Canadian, and international artists and artisans. Most galleries and studios are stocked with a wide range of artwork, including pottery, fibers, blown glass, jewelry, and fine art.
The Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery (JNAAG) is a free public art gallery located in the centre of Sarnia’s downtown cultural district, owned and operated by the County of Lambton. The JNAAG engages the community through a wide-range of exhibitions, tours, lectures and programs for all ages. The gallery’s collection is comprised of over 1,100 primarily Canadian historical and contemporary works of both local and national significance.
Whether shopping for a unique gift, attending an exhibit opening, or looking to learn a new artistic skill, there is sure to be something to satisfy your creative side in Lambton County. Find a complete list of local galleries and studios at the Ontario’s Blue Coast website.
Food & Drink
Find fresh produce, baked goods, and crafts — and come face-to-face with their makers — at Lambton County’s bustling Farmer’s Markets. After, sample the region’s growing beer, wine, and farm-to-table dining along Lake Huron’s Blue Coast.
Lambton County’s natural resources are a key piece of any local dining experience. Fresh lake-caught fish are a staple of many restaurant menus in the area. Lambton County’s soil is very similar to that found in the grape-growing regions of France, giving rise to countless vineyards along Lake Huron’s shores.
The County of Lambton owns and operates three museum facilities within its Cultural Services Division. These facilities are the Lambton Heritage Museum, the Oil Museum of Canada National Historic Site, and the Lambton County Archives. These three museums are part of Heritage Sarnia-Lambton, a network of museums and heritage organizations across Lambton County that actively promote the rich history of the community.