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Special Events 2017

February

Owl Prowl
February 3 (7 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.) & February 4 (7 p.m., 7:30 p.m. & 9 p.m.).
Park is open to midnight on February 3.

Wondering what the owls of Point Pelee National Park are up to? Discover who, who, who’s out there on an evening adventure with a park interpreter. Enjoy the fresh winter air, the peacefulness and dark skies of Point Pelee National Park as you listen for their alluring calls. Learn about the world of the mysterious owl. Bring the whole family to this invigorating nighttime adventure!

Space is limited – pre-registration is required. Contact us at pelee.info@pc.gc.ca or 519-322-2365 to register.

Family Day Fun!
February 20, Noon – 5 p.m., Visitor Centre

Chase the winter blahs away over a roaring fire, complete with roasted marshmallows! Bring a mug for hot chocolate and your favourite song or story to share. Connect with family and friends while making crafts or playing games. If snow conditions allows, join in our snow sculpture contest! Will you create a classic snowman or push the limits with something truly out of this snowy world? Whatever the weather, bring your creativity and smiles!

March

March Madness
March 13 - 17, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, Visitor Centre

Looking for something to do this March Break? Bring the whole family and get active in Point Pelee National Park! Embark on an adventure to complete our outdoor scavenger hunt, for your chance to win a prize! Explore a trail and witness the beauty of late winter in the park.

April

Earth Day Beach Clean-up
April 22, West Beach, 10 a.m.

Celebrate Earth Day with a beach clean-up. Join park staff at West Beach and help clean up the garbage washed up on the beach over the winter. Call park for more information.

What’s Croaking
April 22, Visitor Centre - 7 p.m.

Visitors will be introduced to the Frogs and Toads that make Point Pelee home and learn how we monitor frogs by participating in a nocturnal survey. After the hike, join members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Windsor-Essex for star gazing from the Visitor Centre parking lot. Park open to midnight.

Restoration Workshop
April 29, Visitor Centre, 10 a.m. – Noon

Join members of the park’s restoration team and learn about our latest efforts to reclaim park habitat. Learn about a special plant or animal we are trying to protect and join staff in the field for restoration activities specifically chosen to benefit this species. We’ll follow up with ways you can restore natural habitat in your own back yard. Contact us at pelee.info@pc.gc.ca or 519-322-2365 to register.

May

Festival of Birds
May 1 - 22

Join us for our annual celebration of spring migration at Point Pelee National Park. Daily birding hikes, Lunch and Learn sessions, Birder Breakfast and Lunch and so much more. Visit Festival of Birds website for more details.

Woodcock Walk
May 20, Visitor Centre, 8 p.m.

Visitors will have the chance to see the quirky and interesting mating rituals of the American Woodcock. Aerial displays and calling will be featured in this short walk. Park open to midnight.

Restoration Workshop
May 27, Visitor Centre, 10 a.m. – Noon

Join members of the park’s restoration team and learn about our latest efforts to reclaim park habitat. Learn about a special plant or animal we are trying to protect and join staff in the field for restoration activities specifically chosen to benefit this species. We’ll follow up with ways you can restore natural habitat in your own back yard. Contact us at pelee.info@pc.gc.ca or 519-322-2365 to register.

June

Beach Clean-up
June 3, 10 a.m. - Noon

Join Park Staff for our monthly “trash bash” on one of the park beaches. To register, contact us at pelee.info@pc.gc.ca or call 519-322-2365 ext. 0.

Marsh by Moonlight
June 10, 8:30 p.m., Marsh Boardwalk

Enjoy warm spring evening and a nearly full moon. Join us moonlight paddle through the marsh or take a hike around the Marsh Boardwalk to learn about our Marsh Monitoring program. Members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada will be on hand to show you the nearly full moon and other wonders of the night sky.Park open to midnight.

Pre-registration is required for the paddling event. Please contact the park at pelee.info@pc.gc.ca or 519-322-2365 for more information.

Photography Weekend
June 17 & 18

June is a great time to dust off your camera and get out to the park and take some photos. The marsh comes alive in June, the canopy of leaves is full and the vista from the Tip changes every day. Pick your favourite shots and enter them in our Canada 150 Photo Contest.

Science Open House and special screening of “Call of the Forest”
June 24, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Have you ever wondered how park staff research and monitor the wildlife of Point Pelee. Join the park’s Resource Conservation staff for an evening of sharing.

As a special treat, we will be screening the inspiring film, “Call of the Forest”. Learn how you can become part of the restoration and monitoring program at Point Pelee National Park in the future. Space is limited to 120 participants. Please contact us to register at pelee.info@pc.gc.ca or 519-322-2365.

July

Canada Day Celebrations
July 1st

It’s Canada’s 150th birthday and we’re ready to celebrate. Join us for fun activities throughout the park, including a park wide scavenger hunt. At Northwest Beach join in the Canada Day Beach Bash – we’ll have lots of fun activities for the kids, birthday cake and BBQ treats. At the Visitor Centre you can get creative at the Canada Day Craft Centre, take in a creature feature and also enjoy birthday cake. Ride the shuttle to the Tip, take a hike on a park trail or relax with a picnic at the beach – there is something for everyone on Canada Day at Point Pelee.

Restoration Workshop
July 8, Visitor Centre, 10 a.m. – Noon

Join members of the park’s restoration team and learn about our latest efforts to reclaim park habitat. Learn about a special plant or animal we are trying to protect and join staff in the field for restoration activities specifically chosen to benefit this species. We’ll follow up with ways you can restore natural habitat in your own back yard. Contact us at pelee.info@pc.gc.ca or 519-322-2365 to register.

3rd Annual White Sweet Clover Challenge
July 15, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Join members of our restoration team to tackle the removal of this invasive species from key areas in the park. Prizes and fun for all. Register at: pelee.info@pc.gc.ca or call 519-322-2365 ext. 0.

Parks Day – Paddle Day
July 15

Celebrate Parks Day with a paddle through the marsh. Join our friends from Pelee Wings Paddlesports and try out the latest in kayaks (15 minute test paddles, register on-site). Rent a canoe from the Friends of Point Pelee or join one of our popular Frieghter Canoe Tours (pre-registration is available, contact us at pelee.info@pc.gc.ca or call 519-322-2365).

Beach Clean-up
July 29, 10 a.m. - Noon

Join Park Staff for our monthly “trash bash” on one of the park beaches. Register at: pelee.info@pc.gc.ca or call 519-322-2365 ext. 0.

August

Sciensational Ssnakes
August 5 - 6

Are you curious about the secret lives of reptiles? Interested in where they live or what they eat? Point Pelee National Park is pleased to welcome Sciensational Sssnakes!! which provides hands-on education about reptiles and amphibians to audiences of all ages. Their presentation will include information about the animals, their ecology and conservation issues as well as a session in which participants are able to interact, touch and hold the animals. The team will be on hand with a variety of reptiles, some of which can be found in Point Pelee National Park.

Restoration Workshop
August 12, Visitor Centre, 10 a.m. – Noon

Join members of the park’s restoration team and learn about our latest efforts to reclaim park habitat. Learn about a special plant or animal we are trying to protect and join staff in the field for restoration activities specifically chosen to benefit this species. We’ll follow up with ways you can restore natural habitat in your own back yard. Contact us at pelee.info@pc.gc.ca or 519-322-2365 to register.

Perseid Meteor Celebration
August 12 - 13

We’re staying open all night to view the peak of this annual meteor shower. Kick the night off with a local moth expert and see what amazing species he’s able to attract – you’ll be surprised just how colourful some moths are. Join members of RASC at West Beach later in the evening and enjoy the meteor show. Park open all night between August 12 and 13.

Beach Clean-up
August 19, 10 a.m. - Noon

Join Park Staff for our monthly “trash bash” on one of the park beaches. Register at: pelee.info@pc.gc.ca or call 519-322-2365 ext 0.

September

Wild Ontario
September 2 & 3, Visitor Centre, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Join Wild Ontario at the Visitor Centre and see live birds of prey.

Beach Clean-up
September 9, 10 a.m. - Noon

Join Park Staff for our monthly “trash bash” on one of the park beaches. Register at: pelee.info@pc.gc.ca or call 519-322-2365 ext 0.

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