Friends of Petrie Island

Welcome to Petrie Island.
Please be aware that the parking machines have been installed.

Please respect the park rules!

These rules protect the flora and fauna of Petrie Island and add to our visitors’ enjoyment. For example, dogs are not permitted anywhere on the Island.

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

Friends of Petrie Island (FOPI) work with partners and summer staff to preserve the ecology of the Island and deliver interpretive resources.  2022 activities are now underway.  We are appreciative of Canada Summer Jobs funding for which allows us to have summer staff. 

  • Wednesday Work Days- Wednesday mornings 9-12 
  • Nature Trail maintenance
  • Lookout Benches
  • Clean up Day
  • Tree Inventory
  • 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