Point Pelee National Park is spectacular in every season. It’s located alongside Lake Erie in Leamington, Ont., near Windsor, and though it’s best-known for being home to Canada’s southernmost tip of land, it has lots of other features. Its forest has three different walking trails, a boardwalk over a marsh and various ski trails. Coyotes, flying squirrels and beavers are among the most commonly seen animals in the winter. Don’t be surprised if a wild turkey walks within a foot of you — they’re very friendly and are found all over the park. However, staff advise they should not be touched.
Between March 16 and 20, short films and interactive exhibits will be set up in the visitor’s centre. Since it’s March break for most schools, more games and programs than usual will be on offer. There’s a day-long scavenger hunt throughout the park entitled An Amazing Race Adventure, and if you want to skate, call ahead — on days when the marsh’s ice is thick enough, visitors are invited to lace up their skates and jump on. Visit pc.gc.ca.