"Point Pelee National Park" Point Pelee by CoAir13

Point Pelee Travel Guide: 50 reviews and 132 photos

Small, Isolated, Enchanting....

This National Park may be the smallest of Canada's 42 national parks, but it is home to more threatened and endangered species of plants and animals then any other park in the country.

By the late 1960's, orchards, fisheries, farms, and almost a million visitors per year impacted the park's ecosystem so much that it almost lost it's national park status. Since then, private land was purchased, buildings were removed, and more than 50% of the park's dryland habitats were restored.

This is mainland Canada's most southernly point...a sandspit surrounded by the cool waters of Lake Erie. Pristine beaches, miles of hiking and biking trails, acres of marshland, and a visitors center for information are yours to enjoy at this magnificent outdoor destination!

*******Some tip photos courtesy of waalewiener and LoriPori!!!!*******

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  • Last visit to Point Pelee: Jun 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Faiza-Ifrah's Profile Photo
    Jan 30, 2009 at 7:51 PM

    nice tips that have given us good information for our planned april and may trips.

  • spitball's Profile Photo
    Nov 5, 2006 at 3:40 PM

    Great tips on Point Pelee. I haven't made it here just yet, it looks nice.

  • Babzz's Profile Photo
    Aug 6, 2006 at 1:07 PM

    Excellent tip about EAB. Good to make visitors aware of this serious pest! Not all the ticks carry lime disease, only deer ticks (not the bigger ones). Still, it's no fun getting one embedded in your skin! :)

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    May 23, 2006 at 6:33 PM

    Nice perspectives looking both ways from the southern tip of Canada! Point Pelee NP looks like a birdwatcher's paradise - one of my favourite pastimes!

  • Stephen-KarenConn's Profile Photo
    Mar 30, 2006 at 7:56 AM

    Great tips about the tip. I would love to return to Point Pelee sometime when the butterflies are congregating there.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Mar 21, 2006 at 2:49 PM

    Down with the Emerald Ash Borer!

  • Aussie666's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2005 at 12:29 PM

    Excellent pages & pics of a great park. Yes those retched relentless flies made me run from the trolley pick up all the way to the parking lot with my arms flaying above my head screaming like a little girl...eeeeeeeee!!!!!

  • MURRA's Profile Photo
    Sep 28, 2005 at 11:57 AM

    lucky it wasnt a snapper turtle

  • Waalewiener's Profile Photo
    Sep 13, 2005 at 9:37 PM

    Hi Jen ,that is a great page you made of Point Pelee it is very accurate and I know how much you & Ethan enjoyed visiting this great Park We'll just have to do it again someday Iove the travelogues and you are right about that guy with that Video Camera

  • johanl's Profile Photo
    Sep 7, 2005 at 1:23 PM

    brings back good memories. Nice pictures. Seems like you had a great time.


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