Since opening in 2012, Birdie's Perch quickly became a local icon (it's hard to miss the red double-decker bus!)

YES, it’s true! Birdie’s Perch, Pelee Cone and the Point Pelee Trading Post are now open for the 2017 season!

 

Birdie’s Perch & Pelee Cone
625 Point Pelee Drive
Leamington, Ontario, Canada   N8H 3V4

Tel: 519-325-1200
Email: peleepost@gmail.com

OPEN DAILY:
Friday, April 28, 2017 – Sunday, October 8, 2017
(closed starting on Canadian Thanksgiving)

Open 7 days a week, 11-30 a.m. to *dark*
— circa 8 or 9 p.m. in May, June, Sept. & Oct.
— circa 10 p.m. in July & August

CLOSED DURING WINTER: October 9, 2017 – April 2018

 

Point Pelee Trading Post
617 Point Pelee Drive
Leamington, Ontario, Canada N8H 3V4

Tel: 519-325-1200
Email: peleepost@gmail.com

OPEN DAILY:
Friday, April 28, 2017 – Christmas 2017

Open 7 days a week, 11-30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Lunch served 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

CLOSED DURING WINTER: Christmas 2017 – April 2018

 


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Birdie’s Perch is located in Leamington, just 5 minutes from Point Pelee National Park and about one hour (55 km/34 miles) southeast of the Windsor, Ontario–Detroit, Michigan international border, on the northwest coast of Lake Erie. Unless you are travelling by charter bus or as part of a tour package, you will need to drive at least part of the way to get here.

By car 

Highway 401 Route

  1. Take Exit 48/County Road 35 from Highway 401, going toward Comber Side Road/County Road 35/Stoney Point/Leamington.
  2. Turn left onto Comber Side Road/County Road 35.
  3. Turn left to stay on Highway 77.
  4. Continue onto Erie Street North.
  5. Turn left onto Seacliff Drive East/County Road 20.
  6. Turn right onto Bevel Line Road/County Road 33.
  7. Continue onto Point Pelee Drive, and you will see Birdie’s Perch on your left.

Windsor Route

  1. From Walker Road, turn left onto Talbot Road/Highway 3 East.
  2. Turn right onto County Road 31.
  3. Turn left onto Seacliff Drive West/County Road 20.
  4. Turn right onto Bevel Line Road/County Road 33.
  5. Continue onto Point Pelee Drive, and you will see Birdie’s Perch on your left.

ESTIMATED DRIVING DISTANCES & TIMES
For more information, visit Google Maps: Directions, and Driving Distances & Times Calculator.

UNITED STATES

From Estimated Driving Distance Estimated Driving Time
Detroit, MI 45 miles (72 km) 1 hour, 23 minutes
Detroit Metropolitan Airport 61 miles (98 km) 1 hour, 41 minutes
Chicago, IL 322 miles (518 km) 6 hours, 5 minutes
Cleveland, OH 113 miles (182 km) 3 hours, 48 minutes
Miami, FL 1,421 miles (2,287 km) 23 hours, 40 minutes
New York, NY 653 miles (1,051 km) 11 hours, 6 minutes
San Francisco, CA 2,438 miles (3,924 km) 1 day, 15 hours

 

CANADA

From Estimated Driving Distance Estimated Driving Time
Calgary, AB 4,957 km (3,080 miles) 1 day, 10 hours
Halifax, NS 2,127 km (1,322 miles) 23 hours, 47 minutes
London Airport, ON 193 km (120 miles) 2 hours, 32 minutes
Montreal, QC 1,431 km (889 miles) 10 hours, 23 minutes
Toronto, ON 579 km (360 miles) 4 hours, 30 minutes
Toronto Pearson Int’l Airport 340 km (211 miles) 4 hours, 19 minutes
Windsor Airport, ON 55 km (34 miles) 1 hour, 5 minutes

 

By plane: the nearest airports are in Windsor, Ontario; Detroit, Michigan; and London, Ontario.

By ferry: Owen Sound Transportation Company offers ferry boat service from/to Sandusky, Ohio; Leamington, Ontario; Kingsville, Ontario; and Pelee Island, Ontario. The crossing time from Sandusky to Pelee Island is 1 hours, 45 minutes. The crossing time from Pelee Island to Leamington is 1 hour, 30 minutes. For more information on routes and schedules, visit Ontario Ferries.

By train: the nearest VIA Rail train stations are in Windsor and London, Ontario, and the nearest Amtrak train station is in Detroit, Michigan.

By inter-city bus: the nearest Greyhound bus terminals are in Windsor and London, Ontario, and in Detroit, Michigan. Greyhound does not go directly to Point Pelee; the closest points are Windsor and London, Ontario; Detroit, Michiganm, and Sandusky, Ohio.

By charter bus: bus tours are available from Toronto, Windsor and other cities. Some examples include:

 

Did you know?
The Windsor–Detroit border is the busiest international crossing in North America, with over 25 million commuters, tourists and truck drivers carrying $130 billion worth of goods (28% of all Canada–U.S. trade) crossing the border each year through the two options: The Ambassador Bridge, the busiest international crossing, and the Windsor–Detroit Tunnel, the second busiest.