Peche Island, a 100-acre island was purchased by Hiram Walker in 1883. Walker used the island for a summer place, and his buildings included a stable, large home, greenhouse, and icehouse. The property was sold in 1907. The City of Windsor acquired the land from the Province of Ontario in 1999. It is now a naturalized park with walking trails and can be accessed by boat. Highlights: Naturalized Island Park with Walking Trails and Docking Facilities. Amenities: Picnic Tables and Washroom.
2019 Peche Island Tours: The second season of City of Windsor operated boat tours to Peche Island will begin Wednesday, July 3, 2019. The tours will run from July 3 to approximately October 9, 2019
- Explore the 86-acre island.
- Discover the island’s history.
- Experience the naturalized trails, canals and ruins.
- Enjoy the view of Windsor and Detroit.
Book your adventure today: 519-948-3383
- $7.50 per seat (2 years old and under are free).
- Tours will operate Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting.
- Shuttles depart from Lakeview Park Marina, 9200 Riverside Drive East, Windsor
- Shuttles run from 10 am and will continue every hour on the hour until the last departure from the marina at 2 pm
- Passengers return from the island on the half hour with the last shuttle returning from Peche Island at 3:30 p.m.
- A maximum of 6 passengers can be on board for each shuttle – to or from the island (excluding the captain).
- No more than 12 passengers will be booked for each hourly departure time.