Point Pelee National Park of Canada

Facilities and Services

Access for persons with disabilities

Point Pelee continues to improve services to visitors with disabilities.

Visitors now enjoy closed-captioned theatre programs and an FM broadcast system at the Visitor Centre. Wheelchair access is available to group camping facilities, the DeLaurier building exhibits and parking, Visitor Centre and washrooms at Blue Heron, the Tip and the Visitor Centre. Blue Heron picnic site and Northwest Beach also provide accessible parking, picnic tables, washrooms and barbecues. An all terrain wheelchair is available for free reservation at the Visitor Centre and at the Marsh Boardwalk from June - September.

For more information, please contact the park.

Friends of Point Pelee

Our co-operating association, the Friends of Point Pelee, supports the park in many ways. Established in 1981, this not-for-profit association is committed to maintaining activities that help protect the Park's resources.

Friends of Point Pelee activities include:

  • Nature Nook Book Store operation
  • Point Pelee Nature Series Publications eg. Warblers of Ontario
  • Cattail Café operation
  • Operation of Park's shuttle service
  • Festival of Birds
  • Membership and donation drives
  • Adopt-a-tree Project

Want to be a member of the Friends of Point Pelee? Besides contributing directly to the protection of this special place, you'll receive a 10 percent discount at the Nature Nook Book Store!

Call (519) 326-6173 for membership information or visit the Friends of Point Pelee web site .

Proceeds from sales and fundraisers are divided equally between:

  • Science and research
  • Education
  • Ecological restoration

Parking

Point Pelee National Park is easily accessible by car with a parking capacity of over 1 000 vehicles.

Parking is available at the Visitor Centre, Marsh Boardwalk, Group Camping Area, DeLaurier and at all picnic and beach facilities. The Tip area is open to private vehicles from November to March, but is accessible only by a shuttle service, which is included in admission fee, from April to October.

Parking is in designated areas only. Vehicles parked in non-designated areas may be towed .

To obtain a map indicating all parking facilities in the park, please click here .

Washrooms

All picnic and beach areas in the park have washroom facilities as well as the Visitor Centre, Tip Area, Group Camping Area and Marsh Boardwalk.

Wheelchair accessible washrooms are available at Blue Heron, the Tip and the Visitor Centre.

To obtain a map indicating all Park washroom facilities, please click here .

Food Services

The park's only concession stand, the Cattail Café, is found at the Marsh Boardwalk and is run by the Park's co-operating association, the Friends of Point Pelee. Visitor's can purchase drinks, light meals and snacks and all revenues support important Park projects organized by the Friends.

White Pine picnic shelter

Enjoy a picnic with your family any time of the year at the White Pine picnic shelter. The facility accomodates 80-100 people with a parking capacity for thrity-five cars. The site has a large mowed grass area and is close to the beach and trails. The shelter is fully enclosed during the winter season has numerous picnic tables, a recycling station, electrical outlets and multiple outdoor barbeques( Don't forget to bring charcoal.). Heat for the shelter is provided by a wood burning stove and washrooms are open year-round. Firewood must be purchased from the park to prevent the introduction of forest pests. Reservations are accepted beginning the first business day in January of the year the shelter is requested. For further information on fees or to reserve contact the park.

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