Point Pelee Travel Guide: 50 reviews and 132 photos


Located only one hour from the Windsor/Detroit border, near Leamington, POINT PELEE NATIONAL PARK has more rare and endangered plants and animals than anywhere in Canada, thus making it the most popular park in Canada's National Parks System. It is a nature lover's paradise with over 700 species of plant life and is renowned as the finest place in North America for birdwatching.
There are 22.5 km of sand and pebble beaches, a mile long boardwalk and nature trails.


Point Pelee is Canada's most Southern point. THE "TIP" is a sandspit extending into Lake Erie. The length and shape of the sandspit varies according to water levels and currents. The shuttle from the Visitor Centre drops you off at the Trailhead where this picture was taken.


We walked along the MARSH BOARDWALK. It's about a mile long and took us a little over an hour to walk it. We saw numerous water lillies, several turtles, a few black birds and heard many frogs jumping into the water when they heard us approach. All in all it was a wonderful experience.

  • Last visit to Point Pelee: Jun 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • xaver's Profile Photo
    May 4, 2015 at 12:37 PM

    Nice, it looks really like a nature heaven

    • LoriPori's Profile Photo
      May 5, 2015 at 3:03 AM

      Point Pelee really is a gem and quite famous for birdwatching by bird lovers all over the world. And it's only about an hour's drive south of our home. Thanks for stopping by and pleased that you enjoyed it.

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Jun 12, 2014 at 10:21 PM

    Through reading your descriptive pages, I can see why this is such a popular park! I would love to be there and see all the birdlife and to walk along those boardwalks. What a lovely area!

    • LoriPori's Profile Photo
      Jun 13, 2014 at 2:24 AM

      Point Pelee is world famous, esp for its bird-watching. I am very fortunate to live close by to this wonderful park. Thanks for stopping by.

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Jan 19, 2013 at 3:36 AM

    Thanks Malena for visiting my Point Pelee pages. It certainly is a wonderful Park with lots of nature and lots of things to do.

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Jan 19, 2013 at 12:17 AM

    What a wonderful place to visit! To rent a canoe sounds to be a great thing to do, but also to walk along the boardwalk and beach.

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Oct 20, 2009 at 10:05 AM

    Lori, fantastic page about this gem of Ontario. It is always a good idea to have a meeting isn't it?

  • evaanna's Profile Photo
    Apr 17, 2009 at 1:29 PM

    Lovely and very informative page! I was truly impressed with your knowledge of bird species. I'm sure you would enjoy our Mazury region with its lakes and masses of water lilies.

  • ATXtraveler's Profile Photo
    Apr 20, 2008 at 6:56 PM

    Great Points about the Point, and great tips about the Tip.

  • Faiza-Ifrah's Profile Photo
    Apr 19, 2008 at 1:39 PM

    one of the most informative and colourful pages i ever visited. very nice. i am sure that my husband, kids and me will be salivating to see canoe rental possibility :-) very lively page indeed.

  • nepalgoods's Profile Photo
    Mar 8, 2008 at 11:57 PM

    Wonderful nature! Very interestingpage!

  • breughel's Profile Photo
    Aug 11, 2007 at 5:05 AM

    Hello Lori and Hans, I hope you have a nice week-end at home or at Point-Pelee.


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