Friends of Petrie Island

Welcome to Petrie Island.
Park Rules apply year round, including that dogs are not permitted anywhere on the Island. These rules protect the flora and fauna of Petrie Island and add to our visitors’ enjoyment.

If you can’t get out to Petrie Island, check out the visitor photos on our website ( upload some of your own), join our Facebook Group called Petrie Island: Our Small Wilderness, and follow our page.

Are you a nature lover? Are you passionate about Petrie?
Check out the benefits of becoming a member and joining volunteer opportunities.

Please note that there is a current outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in Ontario. If you find a goose, duck or other water bird that is sick or deceased, please report it to the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative at 1-866-673-4781 or online at

Friends of Petrie Island –  2022 Activities

Summer programming has been completed.  Trails are still open; parking is free.  There are no amenities on the Island after Thanksgiving so plan your visit accordingly. Friends of Petrie Island (FOPI) continues to monitor the Island and Wednesday work days will proceed weather permitting.  It was a great year!

  • Wednesday Work Days- Wednesday mornings 9-12 
  • Nature Trail maintenance
  • Lookout Benches
  • Clean up Day
  • Family and Friends Guided Tours 
  • Children’s Naturalist sessions 
  • Tent and picnic table rentals-
  • Barbeque permits-
  • Interpretive signage
  • Dogwood maze and Fairy House
  • Driftwood sculptures
  • Wildflower Garden
  • Turtle conservation- in collaboration with Canadian Wildlife Federation and University of Ottawa 
  • Turtle Release Days
  • Invasive species removalongoing

Join us by purchasing a membership and/ or becoming a volunteer.

Friends of Petrie Island