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Point Pelee National Park

Explore with an Interpreter


Birding 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
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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.

Freighter Canoe Tour

  • Marsh Boardwalk, 1 hour.
  • Monday – Friday – 1:30 & 3:30 pm.
  • Saturday, Sunday & Holidays – 11:30 am, 1:30 & 3:30 pm.
  • 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.

Tip Hike

Interpreter speaking to a group at the Tip
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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.

  • Meet at the Visitor Centre shuttle stop, 30 minutes.
  • 1:15 & 4:00 pm
  • Take a guided walk to the most southern point of mainland Canada.

Hike of the Day

Meet at the Visitor Centre and explore a park trail with a park interpreter and discover some of the park's hidden secrets.

  • 3:15 pm, 30 minutes.

Life in the Lily Pads

Discover all the life below the surface of the marsh.

  • Meet at the Marsh Boardwalk Tower, 30 minutes.
  • Monday – Friday 11:30 am.
  • Saturday, Sunday & Holidays – 10:00 am & 4:30 pm.

Creature Feature

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

  • Visitor Centre, 15 minutes.
  • 11:00 am, 1:00, 3:00 & 5:00 pm.
  • From the comfort of our theatre, touch a snake or see a turtle.
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 with a park interpreter.

  • Saturday, Sunday and Holidays, 3:00 pm.


Family Migration Hike

Monarch Butterflies
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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