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Point Pelee National Park is a park in Essex County in southwestern Ontario, Canada. It consists of a peninsula of land, mainly of marsh and woodland habitats, extending into Lake Erie.

It forms the southernmost point in mainland Canada and is part of a bird and butterfly migration corridor over Lake Erie via Point Pelee and the Lake Erie islands. Over 360 bird species have been recorded in the park. The peak time for bird migration is spring, especially May, when tired migrants make first landfall after their journey north across the lake.

Many birdwatchers from North America and abroad visit the park in spring, often staying in the nearby town of Leamington. One attraction, apart from the sheer numbers and variety of bird passing through on migration, is the opportunity to see more northerly breeding species such as Blackpoll Warbler before they move on.

Point Pelee was made a national park in 1918 at the urging of birders and hunters. Commercial fishing continued in the park until 1969. Point Pelee was the only Canadian national park to allow hunting until duck hunting was ended in 1989.

This site was named "Pointe-Pelée" or "bare point" by French explorers because the eastern side was rocky and had no trees.

Area Activities

- Hillman Marsh Conservation
- JohnRParkHomesteadAndConserv
- Pelee Island Heritage Center
- The Arts Center
- Jack Miner Bird Sanctuary
- Kopegaron Woods Conservation
- Pelee Island Ferry Service
- Point Pelee National Park
- Pelee Winery Veneyards Inc
- Municipal Marina
- Colasantis Tropical Garden

  • Last visit to Point Pelee: Jun 2004
  • Intro Updated Feb 23, 2006
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