Point Pelee National Park


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Point Pelee National Park

Address:407 Monarch Ln, RR 1
Leamington, ON N8H3V4

Phone:519-322-2365
Fax:519-322-1277
Phone:888-773-8888
Web: www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/on/pelee
Size: 15.2 sq. km.(including Middle Island).
Established: 1918.
Location:56 km southeast of Windsor on the most southern point on Canada's mainland -- a large sandspit on the north shore of Lake Erie.
Facilities:Visitor center (é), transit train, observation tower, boardwalk, trails (12 km; @di.), theater program and exhibits, interpretive programs, food concession, boat and bicycle rentals.
Activities:Hiking, swimming, fishing, canoeing, bicycling, skating, bird watching, butterfly watching cross-country skiing.
Special Features:Point Pelee is one of Canada's smallest national parks, but still attracts nearly 400,000 visitors each year. Each spring, birders from around the world converge on Point Pelee to take part in the "Festival of Birds." The month-long festival celebrates the arrival of some of the highest concentrations of migrating songbirds found in North America. Park is also a temporary home to thousands of migrating Monarch butterflies in the fall.

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Project description: Point Pelee National Parks marsh is an internationally significant wetland that comprises over 70% of the parks area and provides a rich environment for many species.
In 1947, as the National Parks Branch prepared new promotional material on parks in Ontario, the Superintendent of Point Pelee National Park offered his opinion on the visitor folder of the park.
(78) In an attempt to obtain photographs for publications, Parks Branch controller James Smart wrote to the Superintendent of Point Pelee National Park, saying that 'A beach scene showing a number of visitors swimming is preferred, but not essential.' (79)
Pierce, Superintendent, Point Pelee National Park, to Chief, National Parks Service, 17 Oct.
Windsor tourist attractions include Casino Windsor, a lively downtown, the Capitol Theatre, Little Italy, the Art Gallery of Windsor, the Odette Sculpture Park, Ojibway Park and nearby Point Pelee National Park. The city is noted for its several large parks and gardens found on its waterfront.
To the south west of Toronto, at Canada's most southerly tip, is the Point Pelee National Park. It's part of the main migration corridor for North American birds.
Eastern hognose snake sighted at Point Pelee National Park, Ontario.
Some of earliest parks in Ontario are found along the shores of the Great Lakes (for example, Rondeau Provincial Park, 1894; Point Pelee National Park, 1918; Long Point Provincial Park, 1921).
In support of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, Parks Canada is pleased to invite the local community to participate in a shoreline cleanup at Point Pelee National Park on September 15, 2018.
- Point Pelee National Park, Ontario, Canada (42 [degrees] 10[minutes]N, 82 [degrees] 30[minutes]W) is a 16 [km.sup.2] sandspit foreland on Lake Erie.
1991 herptile records: Point Pelee National Park and the surrounding region.