Protect yourself and the park

Help us protect the park and yourself. Follow these rules and guidelines to make the most of your visit. 

The following are prohibited

  • Feeding and disturbing wildlife
  • Disturbing and destroying wildlife habitat, including moving rocks and logs
  • Collecting natural or cultural objects including rocks, drift wood, plants, animals, feathers, bones, shells, artifacts, pottery, etc
  • Possessing or consuming alcohol, except on registered campsites
  • Bringing firewood into the park
  • Collecting firewood from the beach or forest
  • Littering
  • Possessing any devices for hunting or injuring wildlife
  • Releasing animals or bringing plants into the park
  • Using metal detectors
  • Using drones or other unmanned aerial vehicles in the park
  • Leaving food unwrapped or unattended
  • Parking vehicles elsewhere than in designated areas
  • Entering the water at the Tip

Please note:

  • Only charcoal may be used in barbeques (available for purchase at the Marsh Store)
  • Fishing at the marsh is only permitted with a valid fishing permit (available at the entrance kiosk)
  • Pets must be on leash no longer than 3 metres (10 feet) and under your control at all times

NEW restrictions - smoking and vaping at Point Pelee National Park

Point Pelee National Park has implemented new restrictions on smoking and vaping to protect the public from second-hand smoke and enhance the enjoyment of public areas. 


Smoking and vaping of tobacco, cannabis, or any other substance is prohibited in the following areas:

  • within 20 metres of playgrounds, public buildings, shelters, and viewing towers,
  • inside oTENTik accommodations,
  • on the park shuttle and at shuttle drop-off points.


  • Smoking or vaping is permitted in leased campsite areas outside of the oTENTik structure.
  • Be aware of any time-based restrictions that may be in effect, such as fire, liquor, and cannabis bans.


Cannabis use is legal in Canada. However, there are still restrictions on where it can be consumed. It is your responsibility to be aware of federal, provincial, and municipal regulations and how those regulations apply to you while visiting Parks Canada places. Visit Parks Canada’s website to find out more:

If you need assistance or see anyone violating parks regulations, speak to any Parks Canada staff, or call 1-877-852-3100.

For more information:

Visit, call 519-322-2365, or email