Ojibway Park is home to some of Windsor’s most stunning wildlife and nature trails. Also called the Ojibway Prairie Complex, the park is a great spot for anyone who enjoys bird and butterfly watching, fishing or trail walking. One of Ojibway’s greatest attractions is its Nature Centre, which offers free admission year-round and is accessible to people with disabilities. The Centre features a live exhibit of rattlesnakes and other reptiles, as well as brochures on Ojibway’s wildlife and trails. Depending on when you visit, you can also participate in a variety of seasonal programs such as photography and cycling.
During your visit, make sure to stop by Tallgrass Prairie Heritage Park for Ojibway Complex’s biggest pond. The park also has several unique plants, including Canada’s sole population of slender bush. From there, take a trip over to the nearby Spring Garden Natural Area, an official Environmentally Significant Area that is home to rare and endangered species such as the Wild Indigo Duskywing Butterfly and Grey Fox. For more rare animals and plants, be sure to check out Black Oak Heritage Park, which is named after its magnificent black oak trees. Last but not least, stop by Ojibway Prairie Provincial Nature Reserve, where you can awe at the reserve’s unique, three-meter-tall wildflowers.
Ojibway Park is found in the Ojibway Prairie Complex south of Broadway Street. Nestled between Matchette Road and Highway 18, it’s about a ten minute drive from downtown.
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The Ojibway Prairie Complex consists of over 600 acres of land, including sections of wetland, prairie and savannah. It has some of the most diverse vegetation in all of Canada, as well as a pond and several nature trails, including the Windsor Trail. Guests can enjoy several rental rooms for parties or other big events, all of which are found indoors, overseeing the park’s forests.
Over 240 unique species have been found in Ojibway Park. Some of these species are harder to find than others, which is why we recommend speaking with one of the park’s nature experts. These experts can help you enjoy Ojibway Park to its fullest by recommending trails and sharing more about the park’s history. And if you’re visiting during the summer, ask them about their children’s summer programs.
Whether you’re interested in learning more about Windsor’s natural beauty or seeing new, interesting birds and reptiles, Ojibway Park is the place to be. Few places offer the same opportunities for photography, cycling and exploring. It’s not enough to describe the park, you have to see it for yourself. Take a look at Ojibway Park’s virtual tour and then book your trip to experience it in person.