Explore the National Park in your Backyard (PDF, 704 Kb)
Class at the Tip of point Pelee National Park © Parks Canada
Point Pelee National Park invites schools to experience the wonder of nature first hand! We offer fun, interactive programs linked to the Ontario Curriculum that give children the chance to learn in an outdoor setting.
Located at the crossroads of major migration routes, Point Pelee National Park is a tiny peninsula that protects a diversity of species and habitats like no other in Canada. The park boasts a large, freshwater marsh, with a floating boardwalk offering students a safe and secure place to view the life teeming above and below the surface.
Point Pelee National Park offers excellent facilities for learning and recreation, from our 16 kms of trails to our Visitor Centre with theatre, to the shuttle to the Tip. Many of the facilities, including the Marsh Boardwalk, Visitor Centre and shuttle are wheelchair accessible. Washroom and picnic facilities are located throughout the park, with several spacious sites perfect for large numbers of students.
Education programs are offered in June for Grades 1-4 and 6, directly linked to the Ontario Curriculum – Science and Technology.
Students will spend half of their day exploring our amazing marsh, with fun, hands-on activities, under the guidance of our experienced and enthusiastic interpreters. The other part of your day will allow you time to explore the Visitor Centre, watch our introductory film "Keep the Songs Alive" and visit the world-famous Tip.
Mix & Match
Looking to design your own day? Let our Visitor Services team help you create your itinerary. There are many options to make your visit special including:
- A stop at the Visitor Centre to watch the introductory film, "Keep the Songs Alive"
- Rent an Activity Pack to help guide your students through the Point Pelee experience
- Rent White Pine picnic area, complete with a large, open grassy area, ideal for games
- Rent canoes at the Marsh and paddle your way to fun.