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Doors Open is a cultural event celebrated annually by communities around the world. It provides visitors with a unique opportunity to explore hidden heritage treasures across the province – at no cost! This year’s theme is Science and Innovation, and many of the thirty sites will highlight some of the cutting-edge contributions Lambton County has made.

The free event runs Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12.

Visitors will have an opportunity to go on behind-the-scenes tours of public buildings and businesses, peer inside private homes and learn about new initiatives that make our community a better place to live. Each site has one thing in common: they each hold a piece of Lambton’s past and a part of its future.

This year 30 sites are available for you to explore.


Unfortunately, Enbridge Pipelines had to cancel their participation in Doors Open this year. Visit the nearby Enbridge Sarnia Solar Farm, which is welcoming visitors Sunday.


Volunteers welcome visitors to the site, assist visitors with their Doors Open itinerary, give tours/run activities, and answer questions. Doors Open is looking for members of the community to volunteer for a half day or full day, on either the Saturday or Sunday at selected sites. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to give back to our community and help us celebrate Lambton County’s finest!

2016 Sites

Go behind the scenes, explore rarely opened buildings or take a guided tour at a participating site!

Click here to for a full list and additional site details.

There are private homes, churches, museums, businesses, and cultural spaces all open in this free family-friendly event. Sites such as Enbridge Sarnia Solar, Fairbank Oil, the Kineto Theatre and the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery celebrate unique innovative ideas. Businesses and churches such as Refined Fool in Sarnia, the ART Shop in Watford, Christ Church in Petrolia and Our Lady of Mercy in Sarnia will showcase their historic buildings.

Contact Us

Have a question, suggestion, or interested in volunteering

Send us an email at:


County of Lambton Lambton County Museum


Tourism Sarnia Lambton


Fairbank Oil Fields
Bluewater Power
Egg Farmers Ontario

Ontario Heritage Trust
Discoveries that Matter