Point Pelee National Park gets $2M Upgrade

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Ottawa is helping to restore a jewel at Point Pelee National Park.

Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna announced a federal investment of $2-million to restore the vitality of Point Pelee's marsh to benefit conservation efforts and visitor experience.

The money will help to expand canoe routes, improve viewscapes and provide more education opportunities for visitors.

The project will be a collaboration between Parks Canada and the Caldwell and Walpole Island First Nations.

"By investing in and protecting more of our nature, Point Pelee National Park in collaboration with Indigenous partners and other regional experts is preserving our treasured places and connecting more Canadians to the outdoors," says Minister McKenna. 

500 metres of the boardwalk at the marsh was replaced earlier this spring with new wood and new slip-resistant tower steps.