Retail on Pelee Island

Island retail

Pelee Island is not like many other high tourist attraction areas. It is not heavily commercialised, it is not overpopulated with shops and man made attractions, and there is, for the most part, very little competition for new business on the island. That, combined with the remote location of the island makes Pelee Island’s retail offerings fairly limited.

Pelee Island is not like many other high tourist attraction areas. It is not heavily commercialised, it is not overpopulated with shops and man made attractions, and there is, for the most part, very little competition for new business on the island. That, combined with the remote location of the island makes Pelee Island’s retail offerings fairly limited.

The Pelee Shop logo

The Pelee Shop

The Pelee Shop, in our opinion, is the best place on the island, other than the beach that is, but we might be a little biassed. At our store we try to do things that are a bit different from the other shops on the island. While some of the other shops focus largely on artisan products created by local artists and makers we focus more-so on your traditional souvenirs. At The Pelee Shop you will find the island's widest selection of Pelee Island apparel including t-shirts, sweaters, tank tops, womens apparel, kids apparel, and hats. We also carry a range of other Pelee Island branded products like stickers, patches, pins, and postcards. We also try to offer some less traditional items and have carried products like beach towels, pillows, shot glasses, yo-yo’s, and are always looking for fun new things to add!

We also do our best to carry a small selection of bottled water, pop, and juice, as well as a few different types of chocolate bars, candy, and snacks. And of course we always try to have a small selection of essentials in stock just in case you forgot something at home, things like sunscreen, bug spray, diapers, feminine hygiene products, adult and children’s pain medications (tylenol, advil, etc.), anti-nauseant medications, allergy medications, toothbrushes and toothpaste, and more!

In addition to our store we offer bicycle rentals and basic repairs.

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One of a Kind Pelee

One Of A Kind Pelee is a newer shop on the island, located just a quick two minute walk north of the ferry dock, it is in a big yellow house so it’s pretty easy to spot! This store features handmade items from local artisans and artists. Here you will find items such as beach glass art, paintings, carvings, handmade baskets and birdhouses, a selection of apparel, some essential items, and more.

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Pelee Art Works

Pelee ArtWorks is a charitable, non-profit organisation that was established in 1995. Their store is located approximately 1.6 kilometres from the ferry dock. To get there you will head south from the ferry dock (turn right out of the parking lot) and follow the road around the bend, past the Pelee Island Winery Pavilion and it will be on your right hand side shortly after that.

Pelee ArtWorks sells a wide variety of handmade items from local makers and artists. Items you can find in the store include photography prints, paintings, pottery, knitted items, woodcrafts, bird houses, greeting cards, quilts, and more. They also carry a selection of locally made food products such as Pelee Island honey, and local jams and jellies. There is also a selection of used records, books, vintage Pelee Island items like pins and buttons, and some t-shirts and other apparel. You will always find something different at Pelee ArtWorks!

Pelee ArtWorks is open daily from 10am - 4pm from early May until early October. During the season they run a number of art classes for both children and adults.

The Shack Shop

The Shack Shop

The Shack Shop is a boutique souvenir shop located at the north end of the island directly across the parking lot from the co-op. Previously operated out of a small shed/shack the business has now moved into the south side of the yellow building on the same property.

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Pelee Island Co-op

The Pelee Island Co-operative Association, or “The Co-op” is Pelee Island’s only general store. They carry basic groceries and hardware items, they are the gas station, and the post office. This is the only place on the island where you are going to find things like milk, eggs, fruit, meat, etc. Their fuel pumps only consist of unleaded gasoline and diesel, there is nowhere on the island to get mid-grade of premium gasoline. The co-op also offers propane tank refills, though at times you may need to leave your tank and come back to pick it up later as they are not always able to fill them on demand.

It is important to note that the co-op is typically closed by early afternoon (2 or 3pm) and is not open on Sundays, so if you need something don’t wait to get it!

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Pure Pelee

Pure Pelee is an increasingly popular stop for tourists. Previously this shop was run from a cottage along the north shore of the island but now they have partnered up with The Shack Shop to offer their full line of t-shirts, sweaters, hats, and more.

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Pelee Island Winery PAvilion Gift Shop

Inside the Pelee Island Winery Pavilion you will find a small area where you can purchase a variety of Pelee Island Winery branded products. Items like wine glasses, umbrellas, sunglasses, gift baskets, and other wine related, and gift shop items can be found here.

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Pelee Island Adventures

Pelee Island Adventures is a multi-faceted business located in the same building as the Stone House 1891 restaurant, just a short one to two minute walk south of the ferry dock. They offer a range of services including a variety of tour experiences, golf cart rentals, ebike rentals, and have a small gift shop selling general Pelee Island merchandise in addition to merchandise for Vin Villa Estates, and Stone House 1891. This is also the only place on the island that you will find an ATM.

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The LCBO is, for those that do not know, the island’s liquor and beer store. It is located just south of the ferry dock and is one of the only places on the island that is open year round.

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The wooden sign at Scudder Marina.

Scudder Marina

Scudder Marina is a municipally run marina located at the north end of Pelee Island. It is the only marina on the island. The marina has a small store that typically carries items such as motor oil for boats, drinks and snacks, Pelee Island merchandise, live bait (worms), and more, though in recent years the marina has cut back on their in-store offerings and may no longer carry all of these items or other items that you may expect to find. The marina does also have a dockside fuel pump at their ramp that can be used for both boats and land vehicles, they only offer unleaded gasoline, there is premium gasoline or diesel available at the Marina.

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East Park Campground

The East Park Campground is a municipally run campground located on the east side of the island. The campground features a small retail store carrying a selection of items largely consisting of basic camping and outdoor essentials, as well as snacks, drinks, and some Pelee Island t-shirts.

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