Point Pelee

Point Pelee

Wow! Did you see that? Catch the spring bird migration at Point Pelee National Park, one of the most spectacular nature hotspots in North America. More than 380 recorded bird species can be spotted by bike, kayak or canoe (all easily rented). Challenge yourself to a hike at any level or take a swim on 20 kms of beautiful sandy beach.

Activities

Bike, Kayak, Swim or Canoe

Point Pelee is the southernmost point of mainland Canada. It's actually as far south as northern California! Whoosh along the mini rollercoaster Centennial Bike and Hike Trail with its narrow curves. Or take a freighter canoe cruise through the cattails and meet the carnivorous plant. Cool off at the beach or build a sandcastle on the smooth sands.

How much time will I need?

  • A few hours. Varies with your interest and experience.

Do I need any special equipment or gear? What else should I bring?

  • If you plan to canoe, kayak or bike you must bring your own equipment. If you don't have your own you can rent equipment from the Friends of Point Pelee for a fee. For canoeing make sure you bring a snack, water, proper clothing (can get cold and windy), life jacket, navigation equipment, rope, bailer, whistle. For biking make sure to bring your helmet and a water bottle.

Is this activity free?

  • Yes, but there is a cost to rent equipment if you don't have your own.

When's the best time to do this?

  • Mid-May to early October

Catch the Spring Migration at One of the Most Spectacular Nature Hotspots

Point Pelee is a world-class birding site, so keep your eyes out for some interesting species. There are more than 380 species of birds in the park. The spring and fall are migration time and this is the place for avid birdwatchers to witness one of nature's phenomena. Point Pelee is also famous for being on the migration route of the Monarch butterfly.

How much time will I need?

  • A few hours, but you can watch for as long as you like! People often go out on the trails for the day to see what they can discover.

Do I need any special equipment or gear? What else should I bring?

  • You should bring a guide book with you and a pair of binoculars to help you get a better look.

Is this activity free?

  • Yes

When's the best time to do this?

  • Daytime during the month of May

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