2022 Program

The Friends of Petrie Island run programming as soon as we open for the season (following the spring freshet) until late August, depending on staff availability.

The Friends will be offering the popular Family And Friends Guided Tours, perfect for work events, family outings or children’s birthday parties.

We will also be delivering our Children and Youth Naturalist programs. These are interactive sessions that are delivered on a theme.

Tours or planned activities for larger groups such as school classrooms or children’s clubs may be arranged by contacting us at


A tour of the nature trails, with talks about the flora and fauna of the island, its history and geology, and who the Friends of Petrie island are and what they do.
Prices (Per session)
$15 – 1-5 people
$20 – More than 5 people
$10 – Discounted for members (inquire about becoming a member)
**Bring exact change**
Bilingual instructors available

To register for a program, please complete the form below. A staff member of Friends of Petrie Island will then contact you.

Family and Friends Guided Tours

Children and Youth Naturalist Sessions

Come on an adventure to the wild side of Petrie Island to enjoy a morning in the great outdoors! The Friends of Petrie Island Naturalist sessions will begin in July, twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11am. The topics will change from session to session and involve a rotation through four stations: a tour of the Nature Center, a nature walk, a scavenger hunt and a free time period. The sessions run for about 2 hours.

Naturalist sessions will be running every Tuesday and Thursday from 11 am starting in July until the end of August

Tuesday, July 5-Turtles
Thursday, July 7- Plants and mushrooms
Tuesday, July 12-Fossils, and ice age
Thursday, July 14-Birds
Tuesday, July 19- Amphibians
Thursday, July 21, Fish, and pond life
Tuesday, July 26-Turtles
Thursday, July 28- Plants and mushrooms
Tuesday, August 2-Fossils, and ice age
Thursday, August 4-Birds
Tuesday, August 9- Amphibians
Thursday, August 11, Fish, and pond life
Tuesday, August 16-Turtles
Thursday, August 18- Plants and mushrooms
Tuesday, August 23-Fossils, and ice age
Thursday, August 25-Birds

Prices (Per session)
$5 / session/ child
$20 unlimited sessions

No charge for adults. Note: adults are asked to stay in the general vicinity.
**Bring exact change**
Bilingual instructors available

Children’s Naturalist Program Registration