Enjoy Point Pelee National Park 365 days/year

Whether you’ve come to experience this tiny southern sanctuary, or to actively participate in our conservation programs, we hope your visit has improved your sense of well-being and created lasting memories.

Pick up a Visitor Guide upon your arrival (available at the park gate or in the red box beside the pay & display) or view the online Visitor Guide by clicking the button below.

Visitor Guide (PDF)
Point Pelee National Park

Visitor Centre – Nature Nook Gift Shop – Currently Closed

Shop Hours

May
7:00am – 5:00pm

June 1st – Canadian Thanksgiving Monday
Monday – Sunday: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Thanksgiving – the end of October
Saturday – Sunday Only: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Marsh Store 

(Seasonal Operations – May through Canadian Thanksgiving Monday)

Store Hours

July 1st – Labour Day:
Monday – Friday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday – Sunday: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Labour Day – Thanksgiving Monday (Canadian)
Saturday – Sunday Only: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Marsh store
Canoe

Canoeing 

Two-thirds of the park is composed of freshwater marshes.

Explore beyond the boundaries of the Marsh Boardwalk and into the peaceful mysteries of the marsh by canoe, kayak or joining up on the Freighter Canoe Tour.

Canoe Rentals available through the Friends of Point Pelee.

Canoe Rentals 

Canoes are available for rent through the Friends of Point Pelee at the Marsh Boardwalk starting May long weekend. Please note, there will be no canoe rentals during inclement weather (strong winds, rain storm etc.)

For your safety please remember:

  • Wear your life jacket at all times. Boats are required to have one life jacket per person, 15 m (40 ft) of buoyant heaving line, paddles or oars, a baler and a whistle.
  • Weather conditions change rapidly. Although it may be calm here, winds are stronger beyond the windsock. Check daily posted forecasts or the daily Marine Forecast.
  • The marsh is 800 times bigger than a football field. The windsock marks the return channel. Maps are available at The Marsh Store.
  • If you capsize: Remain with your overturned boat and move shoreward. Sound three long blasts to attract attention if you need assistance.
Enjoy your paddle in this peaceful and internationally recognized wetland where life abounds above and below the water line!

Canoe Rental Rates

($20.00 cash or credit card deposit required)

1 hour:

$30.00 (1 hour minimum)
$15.00 (each hour after)

Prices includes:

Life jackets (per person), 2 paddles and marine safety kit

3 people maximum per canoe

*$50.00 fee for unreturned or damaged equipment

Bike Rentals

 Closed till further notice!!

Biking

The Centennial Bike and Hike Trail begins at the park entrance and has been described as a mini-roller coaster ride that whisks you south to the Visitor Centre.

If you choose to bike on the road, please be careful it is very narrow with several curves. For your safety, stay on trails to help avoid ticks and poison ivy.