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Point Pelee National Park is located on a narrow strip of land that juts out into the western end of Lake Erie. It is the southernmost point of mainland Canada and lies on a foundation of glacial sand, silt, and gravel. The park covers an area of 15 square kilometers and consists of marshes, forests, savannas, and beaches.
The park was established in 1918 as the first national park in Canada to be created for conservation reasons and is also designated as a Ramsar site, a wetland of international importance. The park is home to many species of plants and animals, some of which are rare or endangered. The park is especially famous for its birdwatching opportunities, as it is a major stopover point for migratory birds in spring and fall.
The park has a rich human history, dating back to at least 6,000 years ago when Aboriginal people lived on the peninsula. The park offers various activities and experiences for visitors, such as hiking, cycling, paddling, camping, and more.