Point Pelee National Park

 

Point Pelee National Park is located within the lush Carolinian forest at the southernmost point of mainland Canada. Point Pelee National Park resounds with migrating song birds in the spring, hums with cicadas in the summer, flutters with Monarch butterflies in the fall and is a peaceful place of reflection in the winter. A ½ mile long marsh boardwalk puts you in the heart of the wildlife and allows you to canoe and kayak through its meandering ponds or take in a bike ride. Spend time well in this tranquil sanctuary and rejuvenate.

Who will love it?

 

Winter Activities

Trails are open for winter for hiking, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing. Winter glamping is available in Point Pelee's oTENTiks.

Glampers

Stay in comfort in an oTENTik: a unique Parks Canada accommodation that provides a relaxing, comfortable, and easy camping experience! There are 24 oTENTik sites nestled in the heart of Point Pelee, making them a great base to explore all the park has to offer.

Hikers

With more than 12 km of park trails, visitors can enjoy themed trails such as the DeLaurier House and Trail, or venture through cedar savannah, dryland and swamp forest on the Woodland Nature Trail.

Nature Lovers

Point Pelee National Park, experience nature like never before. It's one of the best places for birding and hosts the Festival of Birds in May each year. Each spring, view flocks of migratory birds, joined in autumn by waves of vivid Monarch butterflies. To learn more about monarch migration within Ontario’s Southwest, including how to be respectful when attending migration events, click here.

Star Gazers 

Point Pelee National Park was designated as a Dark Sky Preserve (DSP) in 2006. What does it mean to be a Dark Sky Preserve? It means that the park is one of the best places to explore the night sky in Canada. On special nights, the park will be open until midnight for the best stargazing experience. Bring your binoculars or a telescope!

Beach Goers

Point Pelee National Park offers 20 kilometers of smooth sand on the west and east sides of the peninsula. Best of all, you'll be on the southernmost beach of mainland Canada! Definitely a selfie moment moment.

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Places to Eat & Snack Nearby:

Freddy's Cocktail Lounge & Restaurant

  • 655 Point Pelee Drive
  • +15193251257

What started off as a small variety store, has now turned into a 248 seat restaurant. Family run and operated, Freddy's is proud to take a major role in…

Jack's Gastropub

  • 31 Division St. South
  • +15197336900

Jack's Gastropub is the evolution of a 20-year career in hospitality. Family owned and operated by Trevor and Kim Loop since 1989, the restaurant features…

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Vin Villa Tours

  • 56 Sheridan Point Rd

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EPIC Tasting Pass

  • Across Essex County
  • 1-800-265-3633

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