The Friends of Petrie Island
Our theme: A Small Wilderness — the Petrie Islands, only a few
hundred hectares of wetlands, are surprisingly rich in natural
experiences, considering their proximity to a large urban
We are constantly improving our interpretive program,
including displays at the picnic area, information folders and
organized trail walks, with the generous assistance of
knowledgeable volunteer naturalists from the
We welcome all participants in organized events, and our
small group is always in need of new
volunteers. Contact us if
you are interested in helping out with maintenance on picnic
facilities and trails, the interpretive program or events.
Volunteers working for you!
The Interpretive Centre, operated with funds from
memberships, donations and grants, is open daily in July and
August and weekends from May to Thanksgiving.
For more information on Petrie Island's
wildlife, plants and environment, check out the variety of
displays, books, folders and other information at the
Interpretive Centre – conservation, wildlife, local history,
geology are all included, and vary over time.