We have #PlentyOfReasons why you'll love this place...
From cycling to birding, our region is wide open with outdoor adventures and recreational activities. Pedal along our scenic waterfront trail – one of the longest in Ontario – or, if horsepower is more your speed, rev it up and kick it into gear down one of our winding motorcycle routes. Don’t forget to look up because our region is also a top birding hotspot, with over 370 species of rare and migratory birds flocking here each spring and fall. If you prefer tees over tweets, take a swing at one of our spectacular championship golf courses. Or, if you’re angling for great sport fishing, cast your line and reel in some of our abundant Muskie, Walleye, Bass and Yellow Perch. Explore our natural wonders with an eco-tourism excursion, such as hiking through the lush Carolinian forests, wetlands and savannahs at Point Pelee National Park, or take the short ferry ride to Pelee Island, an oasis of calm and beauty amid Lake Erie. Click here to find out more!
Find inspiration throughout this region by visiting our diverse collection of artistic, cultural and historic attractions. Be mesmerized at our vibrant galleries, including the internationally acclaimed Art Gallery of Windsor, which features over 3,000 works. Be moved by masterful performances from the Windsor Symphony Orchestra and our eclectic theatre scene. Explore our important heritage sites and museums, such as the John Freeman Walls Historic Site & Underground Railroad Museum, which celebrates black history. Walk the battlefields at Fort Malden that played a pivotal role during the War of 1812. Step back into the colourful days of Prohibition with a tour at the Canadian Club Brand Centre. Whatever you choose to see and do here, it will be an experience that stays with you long after you leave. Click here to find out more!
Bring your appetite and thirst, because we bring plenty to the table! From Italian to Indian, Middle-eastern to Mexican, our region’s culinary offerings are as diverse as they are delicious. Guided by a “farm-to-fork” philosophy, our area restaurants and chefs are committed to using locally sourced and raised ingredients wherever possible. Experience and learn about the abundant natural bounty of this region through an agri-tourism excursion. Here, you’ll also find close to 20 wineries, producing an incredible variety of award-winning and internationally acclaimed red, white and ice wines. Take a guided tour through our picturesque Lake Erie North Shore wine country and taste for yourself why this region has become one of the top wine producers in Canada. Raise your glass and fork, and enjoy! Click here to find out more!
Maybe it’s the thrill of world-class gaming at Caesars Windsor. Or the excitement of seeing big-name shows at The Colosseum. Or diving into an ocean of family fun at the new Adventure Bay Family Water Park. However you define great entertainment, you’ll find it all here in Windsor Essex. If you’re in the mood for some stimulating nightlife, the downtown Windsor scene offers everything from hot dance clubs to chilled back lounges. Perhaps some retail therapy is more your style? We’ve got you covered there too with some of the best shopping in southern Ontario, including the spectacular Devonshire Mall, featuring over 175 shops and services. And then there’s our diverse lineup of festivals, which consists of some of the top-rated events in Ontario! Click here to find out more!