Visiting in Winter

Point Pelee National Park

Winter safety

Winter at Point Pelee National Park can present different hazards.

oTENTik stays in winter

Stay in an oTENTik at Camp Henry anytime all year round.

Things to do

Things to do all year round including: birding, hiking, camping and more.

November 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024. 

The Park is open daily from 7 a.m. to dusk.

Warning! Hiking during the winter can be hazardous, please review our winter safety page before heading out.

Point Pelee National Park is in off-peak operations from November 1 to March 31. Park facilities and services may be limited during this period. Vehicle access routes to some areas, including picnic areas and DeLaurier Homestead and Trail are closed from the first snow fall. Visitors must be prepared for limited services and are responsible for their own safety.

What’s Open in the Park:

The marsh in Point Pelee National Park in the winter.
  • Washrooms are available at the Marsh Boardwalk, White Pine, the Visitor Centre, and the Tip.
  • After the first snowfall, winter parking is available at the Marsh Boardwalk, White Pine, the Visitor Centre and at the Tip (limited).
  • Entrance kiosk is open for day and annual pass purchases.
  • Parking, washrooms, and a refillable water station at the Visitor Centre are available everyday.
  • Camp Henry is open for overnight stays, reservations required.

Visitor Centre

  • Open weekends until January 7, 2024. The Visitor Centre will reopen March 9, 2024.
  • Indoor facilities including washrooms, theatre, and exhibit.
  • Nature Nook Bookstore.
  • Artist in residence gallery.
  • Refillable water station.
  • Park staff available.

Campground/Camp Henry

A couple in front of an oTENTik in winter.
  • Campground store open 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., daily until December 23, 2023.
  • oTENTik reservations available for stays until March 31, 2024.
  • oTENTik reservations for April 1, 2024, to March 31, 2025, will open on February 5, 2024. For more information, please visit the Parks Canada making a reservation page.


The trails are not maintained; use at your own risk.

Rental Picnic Areas

  • White Pine picnic area is available to rent year-round, equipped with wood burning stove and insulated walls. Washrooms available onsite. Reservations required, 519-322-5700 ext. 0.
  • Northwest Beach is closed from November 1 to March 31, annually.

Washrooms are available at the Marsh boardwalk, White Pine, the Visitor Centre and the Tip.

What’s closed in the park:

Please note: this listing shows planned closures. Additional closures may happen at any time, in any location and without prior notice.

  • Visitor Centre and Nature Nook Bookstore
    • Open Weekends 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. until January 7, 2024.
    • Closed Mondays through Fridays until January 7, 2024.
    • Please note both Visitor Centre and Nature Nook Bookstore will be closed from January 8 to March 8, 2024.
  • Tip Tower, closed until further notice.
  • Northwest Beach Pavilion rental, closed until mid-April.

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