Point Pelee National Park of Canada

Explore with an Interpreter


Birding watching is a popular activity at Point Pelee
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Festival of Birds

Every year, come and be part of spring migration at Point Pelee National Park, the special place where birds and birders meet. Visit the official Festival of Birds website where you'll find details on new programs and schedule of events.

Whether it's your first visit or you've been here many times, come find new habitats, new friends and most importantly, birds. Enjoy your visit!

Wildflower Walk

Explore the colourful world of our spring wildflowers! Join a park interpreter on this hour long guided walk through the Carolinian forest in search of blooming wildflowers. You don't need to be a birder to spot these beautiful sights!


Freighter Canoe Hike

Interpreter paddling with group in freighter canoe hike
© Parks Canada Paddle through a land of floating cattail mats and ponds dotted with Lilly pads with an experienced interpreter. Listen for frogs, red-winged blackbirds and the rustling of the cattails in the wind.

  • Daily in July, August, and Labour Day weekend.
  • 1:30pm and 3:30pm daily
  • 11am Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays
  • Reservations recommended

Tip Hike

Interpreter speaking to a group at the Tip
© Parks Canada What makes the tip change direction? Why are migrating birds, butterflies and dragonflies attracted to the peninsula? Hop on the shuttle with an interpreter and head down to the most southern point of Mainland Canada for a closer look at what makes Point Pelee unique.

  • Daily in July, August, and Labour Day weekend
  • Check the events calendar upon arrival
  • Meet at the transit loop outside the Visitor Centre

Roving Interpreter

Catch up with the park interpreter at the Marsh Boardwalk and see what interesting things nature has to offer. 12:30 pm is Feeding Time at Marshville, help feed the fish and "scoop" new insects for the Bug Bowl!

  • Daily in July, August, and Labour Day weekend
  • Check the events calendar upon arrival

Creature Feature

Make a new friend! From the comfort of our theatre at the Visitor Centre, touch a snake or see a lizard.

  • Daily in July, August, and Labour Day weekend
  • Check the events calendar upon arrival

Checking out a snake and scooping new insects in the Bug Bowl
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Rove through history at the DeLaurier Homestead

The DeLaurier House
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Travel back in time to explore Point Pelee’s history and discover recent restoration efforts at the DeLaurier Homestead

  • Saturdays and Sundays throughout July, August and Labour Day weekend.


Visitors counting monarchs
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Family Migration Hike

Why do Monarchs stop at Point Pelee on their trip to Mexico? Do dragonflies migrate? Come wish our migrating friends' goodbye before their journey south. A knowledgeable interpreter will be on hand to answer all your migration questions and take you to the best viewing areas.

Hikes take place Saturday and Sunday during the month of September.

  • Free with entry