Point Pelee National Park
Canadas Most Scenic National Parks
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Most people think that Canada is north of the United Sates of America, and most of it is, but not Point Pelee National Park in southwestern Ontario; its southernmost tip dips south of northern California (to be clear, it is not attached to California; we refer to lines of latitude). It is the most southerly part of the Canadian mainland.
Forested in areas, marshy in others, Point Pelee National Park boasts many types of flora and fauna not found anywhere else. Migratory birds and monarch butterflies use this park as their resting place when migrating from the Canadian winter or to its summer. Its wetlands are a paradise for ornithologists and photographers (sunsets here are particularly spectacular). All visitors reliably enjoy the environment for walking and hiking, and picnics; it’s a beautiful outdoor space.
The park is open year round, with its greatest abundance of creatures and plants present from May to October. Walk the sandy beaches, paddle the waterways, or cycle around the park, but keep your eyes open for birds and animals you might now know live there.