At the southernmost point of the Canadian mainland - Point Pelee National Park, experience nature like never before. Each spring, view flocks of migratory birds, joined in autumn by waves of vivid Monarch butterflies. In winter, wander snowy trails past ice-cloaked trees and in summer, bask on sandy beaches. Whether you cycle, paddle or hike Canada’s smallest but most ecologically diverse national park, you’ll be immersed in an unforgettable eco-adventure.

Featured things to do

Paddle the wetlands

Learn paddling skills from your experienced guide as you explore Point Pelee Marsh on a freighter canoe excursion. Look for beavers, basking turtles, muskrats, herons, frogs, dragonflies dotted amongst the cattails.

The festival of birds

Experience spring migration at Point Pelee, the “Warbler Capital of Canada.” Enjoy a guided hike, try a lunch and learn session or explore on your own. Track your sightings for the 100 species challenge!

Picture that!

Grab your camera and capture different habitats at our five picture posts where special camera mounts will help you create 360° panoramic photos. Pose for great selfies and share your shots on our facebook page.

A family of cyclists and a heritage lighthouse

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Sites nearby

  • Fort Malden National Historic Site

    Visit Fort Malden in Amherstburg, Ontario – Major General Sir Isaac Brock and Shawnee Chief Tecumseh’s base for the attack on Fort Detroit and later the location of the longest American occupation on Canadian soil.

  • Southwold Earthworks National Historic Site

    Once home to an Attiwandaron village of longhouses and palisades, Southwold Earthworks National Historic Site, near St. Thomas, Ontario gives modern day visitors a rare glimpse of a now-extinct First Nation civilization.

  • HMCS Haida National Historic Site

    Commissioned in August 1943, HMCS Haida served for an impressive 20 years in times of war and peace. Today, Canada’s most famous warship rests in Hamilton’s Bayfront Park, where you can explore her historic decks.

  • Woodside National Historic Site

    Come to Kitchener, Ontario to visit Woodside National Historic Site, the boyhood home of William Lyon Mackenzie King, Canada's longest-serving Prime Minister. View authentic King family artifacts and gain an understanding of Victorian family traditions.

  • Fort George National Historic Site

    Mingle with British redcoats among Fort George’s soldier’s barracks, palisades and cannons; experience the sounds of the War of 1812 through Fort George’s internationally renowned 41st Fife and Drum Corps; witness military demonstrations and fire a musket yourself!

Hours of operation

The park is accessible year-round.
Visitor services are available from mid-April to mid-October.

Fees

Free admission in 2017. Other fees still apply.

Contact us

Telephone: 519-322-2365
Toll-free: 1-888-773-8888
Email: pelee.info@pc.gc.ca

1118 Point Pelee Drive
Leamington ON N8H 3V4