June

Marsh by Moonlight - Dark Sky Night

June 28, 8:30 pm, Marsh Boardwalk

The Moon by Randy Groundwater

Image of the moon created by Randy Groundwater.

Enjoy a warm summer evening and a full moon. Join us moonlight paddle through the marsh. Bring your own canoe or kayak, rent a canoe from us or reserve a spot on the freighter canoe.

Pre-registration is required for the paddling event and begins June 1. Please contact the park at pelee.info@pc.gc.ca or 519-322-2365 for more information.

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July

Canada Day Celebrations

July 1

It's Canada's birthday and Point Pelee's centennial 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, shows by the Windjammers International Kite Performance team, and birthday cake at 1 pm.

At the Visitor Centre you can get creative at the Canada Day Craft Centre, take in a creature feature, and also enjoy birthday cake at 1 pm.

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.

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Dark Sky Night

July 14, park is open until midnight

Butterflies of the Night - Dark Sky Night

July 14, 9 pm, Visitor Centre

Spend the night with a local expert and see what amazing species he’s able to attract – you’ll be surprised just how colourful some moths are. Meet at the Visitor Centre.

Stay after the hike and enjoy the warm summer night and starry night sky.

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Point Pelee 100 BioBlitz

July 21 to 22, Visitor Centre

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Point Pelee 100 Event.

In celebration of Point Pelee's 100 years of conservation and even more years of ecological study and monitoring you are invited to join our first all park, all species BioBlitz. Over a 24 hour period, the park's resource conservation staff will be joined by national experts and local naturalists to conduct a search for all different kinds of species in the park. Join experts for talks and hikes on different groups of species found in the park, or volunteer your time and assist with the count.

Contact the park for more information on how to participate or to register as a volunteer: pelee.info@pc.gc.ca or 519-322-2365.

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August

Sciensational Sssnakes

August 4 to 5, 11 am to 4 pm, Visitor Centre

A member of Sciensational Sssnakes shows visitors a Black Ratsnake.

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.

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Astronomy Weekend - Perseid Meteor Celebration

August 11 to 13

We're celebrating the dark skies of Point Pelee National Park all weekend. The park will stay open all night between August 11 to 12 and 12 to 13 for optimal viewing of the peak of the Perseid Meteor Showers.

Meteor Shower Beach Party

August 11, 9 pm, to August 12, 2 am, West Beach

Join members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Windsor Centre on the beach and view the early night sky before sitting back and enjoying the meteor shower. Bring a chair or blanket and settle in on the beach for the evening.

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September

Wild Ontario

September 1 to 2, 11 am to 4 pm, Visitor Centre

An American Kestrel – the smallest and most colourful species of falcon in North America.

Join Wild Ontario at the Visitor Centre and see live birds of prey. Learn about the role they play in the environment.

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Dark Sky Night

September 8, park is open until midnight.

Let's Get Batty

September 8, 7:30 pm, Visitor Centre

An Eastern Pipistrelle takes a rest while migrating through Point Pelee National Park.

Not only are birds and butterflies migrating in September, but it's also a prime time for bats. Join a park interpreter for a short theatre presentation about bats, before heading out on a hike. The interpreter will pull out a bat detector and you'll listen for the distinct clicking patterns that each different species makes.

Stay after the hike and enjoy a late summer evening and starry night sky.

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October

Free Admission Day

October 13

This one’s on us!

In 2017, to celebrate Canada 150, Parks Canada offered free admission and welcomed over 27 million visitors to our national parks, national marine conservation areas and national historic sites. What better way to say “thank you” to our visitors than to offer a free admission day?

Admission is already free on Canada Day, but we’re adding another day for you to enjoy your favourite activities without paying any admission fees.

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Harvest Feast

October 13

A friendship feast at Point Pelee National Park in partnership with Caldwell First Nation featuring a combination of traditional Indigenous and European dishes. Further details and reservation information will be available soon.

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Art at the oTENTiks

October 13 to 14, 11 am to 4 pm

Take a walk through the oTENTik village and as the leaves crunch under your feet, visit a local artisan at work on each site. Not only will you get to see the beautiful products they create, but you'll also be able to watch first hand as they create.

Included with park admission. If you are interested in becoming a feature artisan, please contact us at: pelee.info@pc.gc.ca or 519-322-2365

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Dark Sky Night

October 13, 7:30 pm, Visitor Centre parking lot, park is open until midnight

Join members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada – Windsor Centre for an evening of stargazing. Bring your own binoculars or take a look through one of the special telescopes on site for the evening.

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Ghosts of Pelee's Past

October 26 to 27, 7 pm, DeLaurier House

Join a park interpreter for an evening spirit hike. Walk in the footsteps of people who once called the park home, and discover some of Point Pelee's rich human history.

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November

Dark Sky Night

November 10, park is open until midnight

Explore the park on your own after dark and experience the dark skies of Point Pelee. You'll have the opportunity to stay late and see what goes on after dark.

Please note that there are no formal programs this evening. Visitor can pick up a seasonal star chart at the gate upon arrival.

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December

Dark Sky Night

December 8, 7:00 pm, Visitor Centre parking lot, park is open until midnight

Dark sky reveals stars at sunset on the beach.

The starry night unfolds at sunset on a beach in Point Pelee National Park.

Join members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada – Windsor Centre for an evening of stargazing. Bring your own binoculars or take a look through one of the special telescopes on site for the evening.

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67th Annual Christmas Bird Count

December 17

Point Pelee National Park will be holding its 67th Annual Christmas Bird Count on Monday, December 17th and you are invited to participate. Started in 1900, the Christmas Bird Count is the longest running citizen science program in North America. Each year, volunteers from across the continent gather to count as many individuals and species as they can during their designated count period.

Volunteers will spend the entire day in the field, looking for birds, learning about the habitats they use in winter and join with others for some fun along the way. No experience is necessary, but participants will be expected to spend most of the day outside. At the end of the day, participants will gather at the Visitor Centre for a chili dinner, hosted by the Friends of Point Pelee, and we'll compile the results of the day's effort.

Participants must register by Friday December 14, 2018. Call 519-322-2365 ext 0 or email us at pelee.info@pc.gc.ca to register or for more information.

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