Take Wellington out of the city. Merge onto King’s Hwy 401/MacDonald-Cartier Fwy and continue west
Welcome to Windsor, Canada’s most southerly city, located just two hours from London. The City boasts beautiful parks and gardens, our most famous running 5 kilometers along the Detroit River. Walk, cycle or roller blade amongst memorials to our war heroes, floral displays and Odette Sculpture Park. There are two dozen large-scale sculptures along the waterfront, from a variety of artists.
Ontario’s first casino has recently expanded and reopened under the Caesars brand. Two sumptuous hotel towers, new restaurants and lounges, exciting games and a 5000 seat entertainment venue are waiting for you!
In 1858 whisky production began in Windsor and over 150 years later, all Canadian Club Whisky is still produced right here. Join us at the Brand Center to hear the story of the founding family, the company’s role during Prohibition and the production process. The surrounding neighbourhood of Walkerville, so named for the distillery’s founder, boasts lovely architecture and Willistead, the home of Hiram Walker’s son. Other attractions include the Windsor Woodcarving Museum, Canada South Science City and Windsor’s Community Museum.
The County of Essex encompasses seven communities, each with its own distinctive charm. This is where you will find our wine route, featuring 14 award-winning wineries, historical attractions paying homage to our 1812 history and role during the time of the Underground Railroad and outdoor attractions to suit every taste. Canoe or kayak peaceful, inland waterways, hike or bike the Chrysler Canada Greenway, enjoy miles of beaches and water activities, or follow the seasonal migrations of songbirds, Monarch butterflies and raptors. Our birding sites are some of the best in the world.
Pelee Island, Canada’s most southerly inhabited point, is a step back in time. As you glide across Lake Erie, you can feel your system adjusting to “Island Time”. Enjoy natural areas, Pelee Island Winery’s Pavilion, hiking, cycling, beach time and the Heritage Centre. Don’t forget to wave, it’s an Island tradition!
Enjoy a cruise on the Detroit River, fabulous entertainment at our clubs and theatres, or a tantalizing meal prepared with fresh, local ingredients. Festivals celebrating music, food & wine and our ethnic diversity occur nearly year round.
This Is The Life – Windsor, Essex County and Pelee Island.