Adult Programs

Petrie Island Plant Group

With growing interest in local flora, the Friends will be hosting a twice a month discussion group on the plants of Petrie Island. Participants will identify and learn about local species of herbaceous plants, vines, ferns, trees and shrubs, including some that are regionally or provincially significant.   The group will explore the various uses of plants and how they contribute to our lives and the overall integrity of the environment.

  1. To increase awareness of the biodiversity of plants on Petrie Island.
  2. To provide an opportunity to see native plants in natural habitats with local experts
  3. To increase attendees’ knowledge of the traditional and potential uses of the plants and trees

Guest Presentations

The Friends of Petrie Island are pleased to host guest lectures on various topics related to Petrie Island.  Past presenters have talked about early inhabitants, amphibians and reptiles, trees, invasive species and art in nature.  If there is a topic that interests you, or if you know someone suitable to give a talk please email us at:

Guided Tours

Tours can be arranged for groups provided a minimum of 8 people are registered.  Please register by contacting  inquiries.

Tour Price:

Member prices: $7 (individual) $15 (family)

– Non-member prices: $10 (individual) $20 (family)

Payment in advance can be made at the Nature Centre to reserve your spot.

 Please check for this site for a calendar of planned tours.  Reservations are recommended  but you may drop by the day of the tour, although spots are not guarantee.

All tours will go on light rain or shine – please dress appropriately for the weather and wear closed toe shoes. Bring a water bottle, sunscreen and bug spray as needed.

Meet in front of the Nature Interpretation Centre on Petrie Island. Please come 15 min early so that we can sign everyone in before the tour starts.