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Explore with an Interpreter


Bird watching is a popular activity at Point Pelee
© Ryan Pimiskern

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 Tour

Interpreter paddling with group in freighter canoe tour
© 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.

  • Marsh Boardwalk, 1 hour.
  • Daily - 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.
  • Paddle through the marsh with a park interpreter in our 10 person canoe.
  • Cost: $7.30/person, $20/family (2 adults and youths), includes all equipment.

Creature Feature

From the comfort of our theatre, see a turtle or touch a snake!

  • Visitor Centre, 15 minutes.
  • Daily - 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.


Monarchs - A Live Exhibit

Monarch Butterfly at Point Pelee
© Parks Canada
  • Visitor Centre
  • Daily, until October 2

Family Migration Hike

Meet at the Visitor Centre shuttle stop at 3:30 p.m. Take a guided walk to the most southern point of mainland Canada to look for fall migrants

  • Weekends, September 10 to October 2

Freighter Canoe Tour

Paddle through the marsh with a park interpreter in our 10 person canoe.

  • Marsh Boardwalk, 1 hour
  • Weekends, September 10 to October 2 at 1:30 p.m., weather permitting
  • Cost: $7.30/person, $20/family (2 adults & youths), includes all equipment