The Friends of Petrie Island sponsor a series of walks and outdoor talks on various aspects of the nature and history of Petrie. Insights and information are provided by local experts on a variety of topics of interest, including plants, ecology, wildlife and the Island’s past uses. Walks take place rain or shine. Keep watching this space fo this year’s events. Hope to see you there!

ANNUAL CALENDAR – Watch this space for regular updates

Jan – Feb – Ice fishing, snow shoeing, cross country skiing

Mar – Apr – ice break up, spring flooding, FOPI Membership renewal

May – Jane’s walk, shoreline cleanups,  Adult Nature Walks begin May/June, Public Washrooms opens on long weekend, Wednesday work days start

June – School tours, Junior naturalists, Adult Nature Walks, Lifeguards working. Turtle Day theme day, mid-month.

June through August – Junior naturalists, Adult Nature Walks. Mid-August: Members’ Day Open House and 20th Anniversary Event.

September – Last Adult Nature Walk in September,  Public Washrooms close on Labour day, Portable toilets installed

October – Self guided nature walks , work days continue into November, FOPI Annual meeting

Shore fishing ends and ice fishing begin in December depending on weather.

Nature trails are open year-round except during spring floods, usually April/May. Main access and parking may be available during floods, but trails are usually inaccessible. Authorities will close the access road when waters rise to an unsafe level.