Municipality of Lambton Shores
COVID-19 Update, June 30, 2020

Please continue to watch for frequent updates on our website, Facebook and Twitter accounts to keep you informed of what is happening in Lambton Shores during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Message from the Mayor

Hello everyone,

Happy Canada Day! Over the next few days, many of us will be celebrating the 153 rd birthday of our magnificent country. There are many ways that we can choose to celebrate in 2020. Whether your choice is to attend a small gathering, head out to toast our nation on a patio or enjoy the forecasted lovely day outside, please celebrate responsibly. This year, responsible celebrations take on an additional meaning than they have in the past. I want to see everyone have a safe holiday; this includes keeping yourself and those around you safe. It may not seem like it, but COVID is still here. We cannot let our guard down, even for a day, as we continue to battle this virus.
 
When we think Canada Day, we think fireworks! As with so many things this year, this tradition has changed as well. There are no large, in person fireworks displays in Lambton Shores this year. However, we all have access to virtual celebrations Virtual Canada Day put on by Tourism Sarnia-Lambton. It is sure to be a unique experience to enjoy from a safe distance. You may have nabbed tickets to the special Canada Day celebration put on by the Grand Bend Canada Day Celebration Committee has at the Starlight Drive In. If you are planning a backyard or neighbourhood display, please do so responsibly and be mindful of your neighbours.
 
Like many of us, you may choose to head outside to enjoy the fabulous summer weather. We expect to see large crowds at our area beaches. Be prepared for this probability and plan your outing accordingly. Don’t stay as long as you normally would; limit your time and share the space with others.  I do recommend that before visiting the Grand Bend Beach you check the Beach Cam page on our website. You can assess the environment and ensure you are well informed before your visit. 
 
I truly hope that you enjoy your Canada Day. Remember that we are all experiencing the same uncertainty and chaos; no one is exempt. In these times, with so much out of our control, we can control how we act and how we treat one another.

Stay healthy, safe and positive.

Mayor Bill
Things To Do
Although physical distancing and gathering restrictions remain in place, there are still ways to participate in community activities! Visit the links below for more information. Please visit the Lambton Shores events page as additional virtual (and non-virtual) activities are added.

Grand Bend Beach is Open
Grand Bend Beach is now open. Before your visit, we encourage you to check out the Grand Bend Beach Cam on our website to determine your level of comfort with the current conditions. Click on the graphics below to help you plan your trip to the beach this summer.
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Long weekends are upon us and with many public fireworks shows not happening this year, we would like to remind you about the risks involved with informal displays.
Temporary Patio Extensions
Restaurants, bars, food trucks and other food and drink establishments (e.g., wineries, breweries and distilleries) can open for dining in outdoor areas only. Establishments must take appropriate measures to ensure physical distancing of at least two metres between patrons from different households.
Liquor sales licensees who wish to temporarily extend the physical size of their existing licensed patio, or temporarily add a new licensed patio within the approved period are authorized to do so if certain criteria are met. For municipal approval of temporary patios, please complete the registration form .
Lambton Shores Top 10 By-Law Infractions
...and how much they could cost
We want you to enjoy our public spaces but there are rules. Obey the rules or risk getting caught and paying the price.

Parks and Facilities By-Law and Parking By-Law Fines
  • Parking where prohibited or no permit $ 35
  • Trespass on municipal property $ 100
  • Park in restricted area near beach $ 60
  • Glass on beach $ 100
  • Abusive language $ 150
  • Possess alcohol  $ 100
  • Use of BBQ on beach $ 100
  • Smoking, vaping $ 150
  • Tent on beach $ 100
  • Disorderly conduct $ 150
Stop the Spread Business Information Line
Businesses who have questions about closures of at-risk workplaces or how emergency measures impact their business or employment can call the Stop the Spread Business Information Line at 1-888-444-3659. Help is available from Monday to Sunday, from 8:30 a.m.―5:00 p.m.
Supporting Local Businesses
Many other local businesses are adapting operations to continue to serve the Lambton Shores community. The   Grand Bend and Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism   has compiled a list of Chamber member business information. Other business listings can be found online through the   Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership   and the   Forest BIA Please connect directly with businesses to confirm availability and services offered.  


For local restaurants visit  Shoreline ToGo .

To find out more about local business services and hours visit   Shop Lambton Map .
Lambton Public Health
The best place to access reliable health information
For reliable up-to-date information on COVID-19 visit the Lambton Public Health Page.
Staying in Touch
While offices may be closed to the public, municipal staff are still available by telephone or email. To reach us, visit our Staff Directory.
The Municipality of Lambton Shores
7883 Amtelecom Parkway,
Forest, ON, N0N 1J0
519-243-1400 | 866-943-1400