Point Pelee National Park is the most southern point of mainland Canada, in an area called the Carolinian zone.

Climate

Geography and the moderating effects of Lake Erie have allowed southern plants and animals to flourish at Point Pelee.

About the climate in Point Pelee National Park
Ecosystems and habitats

Point Pelee National Park is the most southern point of mainland Canada, in an area called the Carolinian zone. Because of its location, the climate is warmer than in other parts of Canada, and the plants and animals that live there are similar to those found further south. There are five main habitats in Point Pelee National Park: 

  • Lake Erie Sand Spit Savannah
  • Marsh
  • Swamp forest
  • Dry forest
  • Beach

Middle Island became part of Point Pelee National Park in 2000. This 18.5 ha (48 acre) island is part of an archipelago in the western basin of Lake Erie. The climate is even warmer than the mainland because of the moderating effect of Lake Erie.  

About the ecosystems and habitats in Point Pelee National Park