Self-Use Visitor Resources

The Friends of Presqu'ile Park and Presqu'ile Provincial Park's Discovery Program are working together to provide self-use resources as we are unable to provide in-person interpretive programming at this time. Click on the links below to access printable downloads or web pages.

Trail Guides

Guide to the Walking Trails -  trail map and descriptions printable PDF

Jobes' Woods Trail Guide  - educational information, printable PDF

Owen Point Trail Guide  - educational information, printable PDF




Wildlife Checklists

Download and print these PDF checklists before your visit!  See the kids activities below for pictorial checklists of common species.

Birds of Presqu'ile - Complete List

Birds of Presqu'ile - Most likely birds to be encountered in a given year

Common Birds of Presqu'ile - For beginner birdwatchers

Butterflies of Presqu'ile 

Dragonflies and Damselflies of Presqu'ile 

Mammals of Presqu'ile 

Reptiles and Amphibians of Presqu'ile


Kids Activities

How to Spend a Day at Presqu'ile with Kids - suggestions for families

Fossil Identification Guide

Forest Scavenger Hunt

Lighthouse Area Scavenger Hunt

Marsh Scavenger Hunt

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Jobes' Woods Trail Activity Pamphlet

Birdwatching Bingo

Winter Scavenger Hunt


Pictorial Nature Checklists

Common Caterpillars of Presqu'ile

Common Butterflies of Presqu'ile

Common Birds of Presqu'ile Checklist

Common Birds of Presqu'ile - Spring

Common Birds of Presqu'ile - Summer

Common Birds of Presqu'ile - Fall

Common Birds of Presqu'ile - Winter



Nature Activity Sheets from the Presqu'ile for Kids Activity Book (printable PDFs)


Monarch Butterflies


Pannes (rare habitat)

Tombolo (park formation)

Lake Ontario

Presqu'ile's Islands (birds)

Presqu'ile's Beach

Lighthouse Activity Sheet 


Local History Activity Sheets from the Brighton and Presqu'ile for Kids History Activity Book (printable PDFs)


1796: Pioneers - The Simpson Family

1802: Town of Newcastle

1804: HMS Speedy - game

1813: War of 1812

1841: Presqu'ile's Lighthouse

1850:  Shipwrecks

1870: Settlement on the Presqu'ile Point

1890: Settlement in Brighton

1920: Presqu'ile Hotel and Pavillion

Conclusion and Glossary

Points of Interest - map


Reading Materials

Nature - read about the formation, plants and wildlife of Presqu'ile 

History - learn about the cultural history of the Presqu'ile area