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, join our Facebook Group called Petrie Island: Our Small Wilderness, or follow our Facebook page.

Summer programming complete

While our summer staff have gone back to school and our programs are done, fall is a great time to enjoy the vistas, and flora and fauna of Petrie. The picnic area is first come, first serve.
Please note the beaches are now unsupervised as the City’s lifeguards are also finished. The beach pavilion closes Sept. 4. Portapotties are available until after Thanksgiving. Pay parking continues while the meters are up. Once the meters are removed by the City parking is free.
It was a great summer- thanks for your support.

Our Turtle Conservation, done in partnership with the Petrie Island Turtle Project, work was a hit- over 400 turtle eggs were retrieved and incubated. Almost 500 people came out to see the wee painted, map and snapping turtle hatchlings return to the water in August. Please visit our FB group, Petrie Island: Our Small Wilderness, to see some of the amazing pictures,
Thank you for your support!

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 –  2023 Activities

* are finished for the season

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Friends of Petrie Island