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Picture of sail boats on the lake

the story begins... as the morning sun crests the horizon. The lake laps onto the warm sand at Point Pelee and a quartet of orioles serenades from the quiet of the marsh. The Carolinian forest echoes with the sounds of the rarest of birds and the legendary annual migration of millions of delicate Monarchs. Our region is a world-renowned birding destination, including Point Pelee National Park – one of the premiere bird watching locations in North America. Point Pelee is an important migratory stop-over, and its unique Carolinian Forest and southerly location provide breeding habitat for species that are rarely found elsewhere in Canada. From fun, family-friendly bird watching at The Jack Miner Bird Sanctuary to worldclass birding at one of our globally significant Important Bird Areas (IBA), we offer an experience for every level of birder.


Whether you are a recreational power boater, sailor or canoeist, Windsor Essex Pelee Island offers a range of boating hot spots for every size of vessel. A wide selection of marinas and docks offer you the choice to either dock permanently or just a spot to launch your boat for a day-long cruise on the waterways.


There are some great advantages to being the southernmost point in Canada, and that’s certainly true when it comes to golf in our region! With an extra long season, and 22 great courses in the area, we have something to offer golfers of every skill level. Our region caters to every whim in outdoor adventure. Windsor Essex Pelee Island offers miles of natural areas and walking trails, campgrounds and resort parks. For a real getaway, jump on the ferry to Pelee Island and enjoy an island vacation just 40 minutes away.


The first smooth dip of the paddles swirls and sets your story in motion – here in Windsor Essex Pelee Island.