Peche Island

a landscape view of the surrounding water and trees at Peche Island
Detroit River, accessible only by boat


Peche Island Tours: Suspended for the 2020 Season

  • Explore the 86-acre island.
  • Discover the island's history.
  • Experience the naturalized trails, canals and ruins.
  • Enjoy the view of Windsor and Detroit.

Booking for the 2021 Season?

  • It is advised to pre-register all people in your party in advance, to secure your preferred date and departure time.
  • Departure times may be cancelled due to low registrations.
  • If the departure time is at capacity, we will be unable to accommodate walk-in registrations. 
  • Payment, name, mailing address and phone number of each participant will be required at the time of booking.
  • Tours begin in June and will conclude in October.
  • Tours will operate Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting.
  • The first shuttle will depart Lakeview Park Marina at 10:00 a.m. and will continue every hour on the hour until the last departure from the marina at 2:00 p.m.
  • Passengers return from the island on the half hour with the last shuttle returning from Peche Island at 3:30 pm.
  • 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.
  • Anyone assumed to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol may be denied service.

What to Know Before You Go!

  • The paths on the island are natural, uneven terrain.
  • Concessions are not available on the island.
  • What to pack
    • Photo I.D.
    • Bug and sun protection
    • Reusable water bottle
    • One small personal pack (e.g. purse, backpack) that you can carry with you along your adventure
    • Note: Leave no trace, please pack out what you have packed in.

Restricted Activities Include:

  • No swimming & No access to beach due to strong currents and deep water
  • No bikes or pets at this time
  • No alcohol, fishing or fires
  • Do not feed the animals
  • Do not wander off the trails (poison ivy)​

Emergency Consideration:

Peche Island is a remote location, and as such, response to medical emergencies will be difficult and possibly delayed. If you feel that for health reasons you could be in jeopardy on Peche Island, please do not visit. The Police Marine Unit and the Coast Guard have vast areas to patrol and may not be near the island should something go wrong. City staff on the island are trained in basic first aid, CPR and defibrillator use, but they are not medical professionals. Please err on the side of caution if you have any condition that could put you in jeopardy on Peche Island.

Island information:

Peche Island, a 86-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.


  • Naturalized island park with walking trails
  • Docking facilities


  • Picnic Tables
  • Washroom

Map Provided by Google 

MappMyCity Park Finder 

MappMyCity Park Finder

Playground and trees at Aboriginal Park

Aboriginal Park

View from AKO Park

AKO Park

a close shot of the alexander park area

Alexander Park

a landscape view of Alton Parker Park

Alton C. Parker Park

Assumption North Park

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Assumption Park

a landscape view of Atkinson Park

Atkinson Park

Avon Court Park trees and play unit

Avon Court Park

Avondale Playlot

Avondale Playlot

Balsamo Park

Balsamo Park

a landscape view of Bellewood Park

Bellewood Park

a landscape view of the Bert Weeks Memorial Gardens

Bert Weeks Memorial Gardens

a landscape view of Black Oak Heritage Park

Black Oak Heritage Park

Bradley Rollup

Bradley Park

a landscape view of Broadway Park

Broadway Park

Brock park waterfront pathway, geese and a picnic table

Brock Park

Brookview Park

Brumpton Park pathway

Brumpton Park

Bush Park looking north

Bush Park

Vew of Cadillac Street Park

Cadillac Street Park

Play unit and buildings at Captain Wilson Park

Captain Wilson Park

Caron Avenue Park

Caron Avenue Park

a landscape view of Centennial Park

Centennial Park

a landscape view of Central Park

Central Park

Family Day at Charles Clark Square

Charles Clark Square Park

Chopin Park

Chopin Park

City Hall Square Park

City Hall Square Park

Civic Green Park - Tower of Freedom Monument

Civic Green Park

Civic Terrace

Civic Terrace Park

Clairview Bikeway

Clairview Bikeway

Clay Park

Clay Park

College Avenue Bikeway

College Avenue Bikeway

Compton Court Park

Compton Court Park

a landscape view of Cora Greenwood Park

Cora Greenwood Park

A close shot of the fountain and surrounding flowers in Conventry Gardens

Coventry Gardens

Crowley Park

Crowley Park

Curry Park

Curry Park

Curry Playlot

Curry Playlot

Dawson Park

Dawson Park

Derwent Park

Derwent Park

Devonshire Heights Park

Devonshire Heights Park

a landscape view of Dieppe Gardens

Dieppe Gardens

Dynasty Park

Dynasty Park

a close shot of the East End Park sign

East End Park

a landscape view of East Riverside Park

East Riverside Park

East Riverview Park

East Riverview Park

a landscape view of Lakeshore Woods

Elizabeth Kishkon Park (formerly Lakeshore Woods)

Esdras Park

Esdras Park

Festival Plaza

Firgrove Boulevard Park

Firgrove Boulevard Park

Fontainbleau Park

Fontainebleau Park

group playing soccer at Ford Test Track

Ford Test Track

a view in Forest Glade Optimist Park

Forest Glade Optimist Park

Ganatchio Park

Ganatchio Park

a close up shot of the Ganatchio Trail signage

Ganatchio Trail

Garry Dugal Park

Garwood Park

Garwood Park

George Avenue Park

George Avenue Park

Gino and Liz Marcus Park and Community Centre

Gino and Liz Marcus Park

Girardot Park

Girardot Park

Goldenwood Park

Goldenwood Park

Goose Bay Park

Grand Marais Drain Trail

a landscape view of the Herb Gray Nature Reserve.  Includes a path and surrounding trees.

Herb Gray Nature Reserve

the gates at Jackson Park

Jackson Park

a landscape view of the Joan and Clifford Hatch Wildflower Garden

Joan and Clifford Hatch Wildflower Garden

a landscape view of Lanspeary Park

Lanspeary Park

a shot of a pond and surrounding trees in the Little River Corridor

Little River Corridor

a landscape view of Malder Park.  A group of cyclists along a curved path.

Malden Park

Matthew Rodzik Park

a landscape view of McKee Park

McKee Park

a shot of the signage and surroundings at Mic Mac Park

Mic Mac Park

a landscape view of Mitchell Park

Mitchell Park

a landscape view of Ojibway Park

Ojibway Park

a landscape view of Optimist Memorial Park

Optimist Memorial Park

a shot of the Perennial Flower Garden

Paul Martin Gardens

a landscape view of the surrounding water and trees at Peche Island

Peche Island

a landscape view of Realtor Park

Realtor Park

a close shot of one of the walking trails in Reaume Park

Reaume Park

a landscape view of the Booster Pool and surrounding trees at the Remington Booster Park

Remington Booster Park

a landscape view of a baseball diamond at the Riverside Baseball Park

Riverside Baseball Park

a shot of a walking trail off of the water, at Sandpoint Park

Sandpoint Park

a shot of the area at Shanfield Shores

Shanfield Shores

a landscape view of Stop 26 Beach

Stop 26 Beach

a close shot of the signage at the Tallgrass Prairie Heritage Park

Tallgrass Prairie Heritage Park

a long shot of the surrounding trees in the Veterans' Memorial Park

Veterans' Memorial Park

a shot of the playground equipment and surrounding trees at the Walker Homesite Park

Walker Homesite Park

a shot of the swingset in Wigle Park

Wigle Park

a colorful representation in Willistead Park

Willistead Park

a shot of an elephant monument at the Windsor Sculpture Park

Windsor Sculpture Park