Peche Island

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

Island information:

Peche Island, an 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. Peche Island was acquired by the City of Windsor on November 1, 1999. Formerly, the island was managed as a provincial park by the provincial government.

The island lies 330 metres off the Detroit River shoreline at the eastern edge of Windsor. Lakeview Park Marina offers a good view of the island from the mainland. Lakeview Park Marina is the closest mainland marina to launch boats and paddle or motor to the island. The island is open for public use from June to October each year; docking facilities are located on the south side of the island.

The interior of Peche Island preserves Provincially Significant Wetlands, and the entire island is an Area of Natural and Scientific Interest. The wetlands attract large numbers of waterfowl, especially Canvasback, Redhead, Lesser Scaup, Common Goldeneye and Common Merganser, which can be found in the nearby waters. ​ Peregrine Falcons and Bald Eagles are often attracted by these large flocks and can sometimes be seen perched in the island's larger tree tops. During the late winter of 2011, up to 32 Bald Eagles were attracted to the area around the island by the open water and abundance of food.


  • Natural Heritage Features
  • Rustic Walking Trails
  • Docking Facilities
  • Picnic Tables
  • Walking Trails
  • Washroom

Tour Information:

Registration is now availible for our 2023 season! To pre-register, contact the Centralized Registration & Booking Centre at 519-255-1161 by phone or at​ by email.

2023 Peche Island Tour Information - What to know before you go​


Shoreline Protection and Erosion Prevention Project:

Details of the project, including costs, background information, and quotes from Mayor Dilkens and Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA) Director of Conservation Services, were announced in this news release regarding the project highlighted in the three shoreline protection videos linked above.

Equipment placing armour stoneThe City of Windsor partnered with the Essex Region Conservation Authority to protect the shoreline of Peche Island. Roughly 20 percent of the island had been lost to erosion by best estimate since record keeping began. So Mayor Dilkens and his council colleagues committed to preserving this natural gem in the Detroit River.

Peche Island provides critical habitat for fish and migratory birds, but experts say more than 95 per cent of Detroit River’s coastal wetlands have been lost. The Detroit River area is designated a Binational Area of Concern under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. It is also the only river in North America with both Canadian and American Heritage River designations.Drone image showing rock islands

Three years of work to provide long-term erosion protection for Peche Island are now complete. In collaboration with the Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA), City staff oversaw the creation of natural barriers, in the form of nine sheltering islands and a 600-metre revetment wall, installed in the water along the north and northeast sides of the island aimed at preventing erosion damage and enhancing fish habitat.


  • Benches
  • Fishing
  • Gardens
  • Washroom

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Aboriginal Park

View from AKO Park

AKO Park

Alexander Park sign and waterfront landscape

Alexander Park

Landscape view of Alton C 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 Park

Bridges Bay waterfront park

Bridges Bay

Broadway Park

Broadway Park

Brock park waterfront pathway, geese and a picnic table

Brock Park

Brookview Park

Bruce Avenue Park Google Street View

Bruce Avenue Park

Brumpton Park pathway

Brumpton Park

Bush Park looking north

Bush Park

Cadillac Street Park trees

Cadillac Street Park

Google Streetview image of Calderwood Park play unit and paths

Calderwood Park

Play unit and buildings at Captain Wilson Park

Captain Wilson Park

Caron Avenue Park basketball key

Caron Avenue Park

a landscape view of Centennial Park

Centennial Park

a landscape view of Central Park

Central Park

Family Day at former Charles Clark Square ice rink

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

Playground at Elizabeth Kishkon Park

Elizabeth Kishkon Park (formerly Lakeshore Woods)

Esdras Park

Esdras Park

Map of Fazio Park neighbourhood

Fazio Park

Aerial view of Festival Plaza on the riverfront

Festival Plaza

Firgrove Boulevard Park

Firgrove Boulevard Park

Fontainbleau Park trees and paths

Fontainebleau Park

Group playing soccer at Ford Test Track

Ford Test Track

a view in Forest Glade Optimist Park

Forest Glade Optimist Park

Francois Court Park Google Street View

Francois Court Park

Fred Thomas Park farm-themed accessible play unit

Fred Thomas Park

Ganatchio Park

Ganatchio Park

a close up shot of the Ganatchio Trail signage

Ganatchio Trail

Garry Dugal Park

Garry Dugal Park

Garwood Park

Garwood Park

Gateway Park Google Street View

Gateway Park

George Avenue Park

Gignac Park Google Street View

Gignac 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

Riverfront pathway at Great Wester Park with view of Detroit skyline

Great Western Park

Grove Park viewed from street

Grove Park

Street view of sidewalk corner at Hall Farm Park

Hall Farm Park

Street view of Hawthorne Park

Hawthorne Park

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

Herb Gray Nature Reserve

Concept sketch of Hiram Walker statue, passersby and trees

Hiram Walker Parkette

Street view of Homesite Park paths and play unit

Homesite Park

Street view of Howard Park

Howard Park

Street view of Huron Church Greenbelt

Huron Church Greenbelt

the gates at Jackson Park

Jackson Park

Pathway and play unit at Jennifer Park

Jennifer Park

a landscape view of the Joan and Clifford Hatch Wildflower Garden

Joan and Clifford Hatch Wildflower Garden

Street view of Kenilworth Park play unit

Kenilworth Park

Street view of Kennedy Square Park

Kennedy Square Park

Street view of snowy Kids Alliance Park

Kids Alliance Park

Street view of Kinsmen Chatham Street Park

Kinsmen Chatham Street Park

Street view of Kinsmen Norman Road Park

Kinsmen Norman Road Park

Map of

Kiwanis Park

Street view of Kominar Park

Kominar Park

Labadie Park play unit

Labadie Park

Lake Como Park

Lake Como Park

Lake Grande Park

Lake Grande Park

Lake Laguna Park

Lake Laguna Park

Lake Trail Park

Lake Trail Park

Lakeview Park Marina

Lakeview Park Marina

Langlois Court Park looking east from South Pacific

Langlois Court Park

a landscape view of Lanspeary Park

Lanspeary Park

Leafield Park

Leafield Park

Legacy Park with riverfront view of Detroit skyline

Legacy Park

Lens Avenue Greenbelt

Lens Avenue Greenbelt

Little River Acres Park

Little River Acres Park

Little River Boulevard Park street view

Little River Boulevard Park

Pond and surrounding trees in the Little River Corridor and map

Little River Corridor

Little River Dragonfly Park 2021 Aerial Photo

Little River Dragonfly Park

Magnolia Park street view

Magnolia Park

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

Malden Park

Maple Leaf Park street view

Maple Leaf Park

Marguriet Park

Marguriet Park

Mark Park street view

Mark Park

Martinique Park in winter

Martinique Park

Mary E Bibb Park street view

Mary E. Bibb Park

Matchette Park street view

Matchett Park

Matthew Rodzik Park Google Maps Street View

Matthew Rodzik Park

Maurice Belanger street view

Maurice Belanger Park

Mayfair Park street view

Mayfair Park

McHugh Park Soccer Fields

McHugh Park

McKee Park

Meadowbrook Park Street View

Meadowbrook Park

a shot of the signage and surroundings at Mic Mac Park

Mic Mac Park

Mill Street Park Street View

Mill Street Park

a landscape view of Mitchell Park

Mitchell Park

Morningstar Park

North Merritt Park Street View

North Merritt Park

North Talbot Park Google Street View

North Talbot Park

North Tilston Park Google Street View

North Tilston Park

Oak Elm Park Google Street View

Oak Elm Park

Oakwood Park Google Street View

Oakwood Park

Ojibway Parkway Trail Google Street View

Ojibway Parkway Trail

Pond and walking path at Ojibway Park

Ojibway Tom Joy Woods Park

Optimist Memorial Park trees, picnic tables and picnic shelter

Optimist Memorial Park

Palmetto Park

Palmetto Park

Parent Park Google Street View

Parent Park

Parkwood Woodlot Google Street View

Parkwood Woodlot

Partington Park Google Street View

Partington Park

Paterson Park Google Street View

Paterson Park

Patrick Maguire Park Google Street View

Patrick Maguire 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

Peche Island Landing Google Street View

Peche Island Landing Park

Pleasant Place Park (Reaume Park Overflow Parking)

Pleasant Place Park

Plymouth Park (2021 Aerial Photo)

Plymouth Park

Street view of Polonia Park ball diamond

Polonia Park

Pykes Park Google Street View

Pykes Park

Radisson Bikeway Google Street View

Radisson Bikeway

Landscape view of Realtor Park

Realtor Park

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

Reaume Park

Booster Pool and surrounding trees at the Remington Booster Park

Remington Booster Park

Riverdale Park Google Street View

Riverdale Park

Landscape view of a baseball diamond at the Riverside Baseball Park

Riverside Baseball Park

Riverside Kiwanis Park Google Street View

Riverside Kiwanis

Robert McDonald Park Google Street View

Robert McDonald Park

Robert Park Google Street View

Robert Park

Roseland Park Google Street View

Roseland Park

Roseville Garden Park Google Street View

Roseville Gardens Park

Walking trail off of the water at Sandpoint Park

Sandpoint Park

Senator Croll Park Google Street View

Senator Croll Park

Seneca Park Google Street View

Seneca Park

a shot of the area at Shanfield Shores

Shanfield Shores

Shawnee Park Google Street View

Shawnee Park

Shinglecreek Park 2021 Aerial Photo

Shinglecreek Park

Somme Park Google Street View

Somme Park

South Cameron Woodlot Treehouse Themed Accessible Play Unit

South Cameron Woodlot

South Merritt Park Google Street View

South Merritt Park

South Rendezvous Park Google Street View

South Rendezvous

Southdale Park Google Street View

Southdale Park

Southwood Lakes Trail Google Street View

Southwood Lakes Trail

Spring Garden Natural Area Google Street View

Spring Garden Natural Area

Springhollow Park Google Street View

Springhollow Park

St Paul Pumping Station Google Street View

St Paul Pumping Station Park

St. Paul Grove Park Google Street View

St. Paul Grove Park

St Rose Beach Google Street View

St. Rose Beach Park

Stodgell Park Google Street View

Stodgell Park

Stoneybrook Park Google Street View

Stoneybrook Park

a landscape view of Stop 26 Beach

Stop 26 Beach

Straith Park Google Street View

Straith Park

Superior Park Google Street View

Superior Park

Trees and prairie vegetation at Tallgrass Prairie

Tallgrass Prairie Heritage Park

Teedie Park Google Street View

Teedie Park

The Bruce and Kathryn White Memorial Park 2021 Air Photo

The Bruce and Kathryn White Memorial Park

Thompson Park Google Street View

Thompson Park

Thurston Park Google Street View

Thurston Park

Tranby Park 2021 Air Photo

Tranby Park

Udine Park 2021 Air Photo

Udine Park

Unity Park Google Street View

Unity Park

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

Veterans' Memorial Park

Virginia Park Google Street View

Virginia Park

Vision Corridor Park Google Street View

Vision Corridor Park

Farm-themed playground equipment and surrounding trees at the Walker Homesite Park

Walker Homesite Park

Walkerville Jubilee Park Google Street View

Walkerville Jubilee Park

Wellington Park Google Street View

Wellington Park

Westcott Park Google Street View

Westcott Park

WFCU Centre Google Street View

WFCU Centre

Whelpton Park Google Street View

Whelpton Park

a shot of the swingset in Wigle Park

Wigle Park

Wildwood Park Google Street View

Wildwood Park

a colorful representation in Willistead Park

Willistead Park

Wilson Park Google Street View

Wilson Park

a shot of an elephant monument at the Windsor Sculpture Park

Windsor Sculpture Park

Wolfe Lake Park Google Street View

Wolfe Lake Park