What makes this region such a special place? Arts and culture to entertainment, waterfront and outdoors to food and drink, we’re home to a virtual endless array of attractions, activities, and experiences. One thing is for certain – we have plenty of reasons why you’ll love this place!
Food and drink
Windsor is home to an eclectic mix of restaurants, pubs, and breweries to satisfy every appetite. Our chefs are guided by a ‘farm-to-fork’ philosophy using fresh local ingredients to prepare every style of cuisine. Italian to Indian, Middle Eastern to Mexican, our culinary offerings are as diverse as our people.
While here be sure to try our pizza. Windsor is known throughout Canada as the best place to go for a slice. Check out VIA Italia, Windsor’s little Italy, for even more Italian specialties. If Lebanese and Middle Eastern cuisine is what you’re after, visit the Wyandotte Town Centre. Downtown Windsor is where you can find it all with authentic flavours made from local ingredients. From Mexican to Asian cuisines, your appetite is sure to be satisfied.
Craft beer has taken over the nightlife scene in Windsor, Canada. Raise a pint at one of our local breweries in Downtown Windsor or Olde Walkerville.
Walkerville Brewery (525 Argyle Rd., Windsor | 519-254-6067 | walkervillebrewery.com)
Still brewing the Walkerville Honest Lager, one of the original recipes from when Hiram Walker founded the brewery in 1890. The 45 minute tour of Windsor’s largest craft brewery includes the history of the brewery as well as a sampling of available beers.
Brew Windsor Microbrewery (635 University Ave. E., Windsor | 226-246-0720 | brewwindsor.com)
Brew is a true microbrewery, with a primary product Brew Proper Lager, created to be flavourful and most importantly smooth. While at Brew, be sure to sample the Brew Maple Ale, made with authentic Canadian Maple Syrup.
Craft Heads Brewing Co. (89 University Ave., Windsor | 226-246-3925 | craftheads.ca)
Featuring up to 30 taps of their own full-flavoured and adventurous beers, in-house specialty coffee, and retail shop for beer-to-go and catered meals from neighbouring restaurants.
There are so many reasons to visit Windsor, Canada. Be sure to check out as many as you can while you’re here.
Adventure Bay Family Water Park (401 Pitt St., Windsor | 519-974-2782 | adventurebay.ca)
This indoor water park contains five giant waterslides, a FlowRider surf simulator, a lazy river, and much more.
Canadian Club Brand Centre (2072 Riverside Dr. E., Windsor | 519-973-9503 | canadianclub.ca)
Hear the story of how Canadian Club Whisky quenched the thirst of many Americans during prohibition and learn about Hiram Walker’s personal friendships with some of the biggest names in history. The tour includes a whisky tasting.
Museum Windsor – Chimczuk Museum (401 Riverside Dr. W., Windsor | 519-253-1812 | museumwindsor.ca)
Windsor’s premier museum destination houses permanent exhibits on the history of the Windsor area. The Francois Baby House, a nearby extension of the Chimczuk, is a historic house that features permanent galleries on Windsor’s French Roots and the War of 1812.
Riverfront Trail and Sculpture Park (Riverside Dr. West to East)
From Huron Church Road to Lincoln Road this paved trail extends 5km along the riverfront parkland and includes the Windsor Sculpture Park containing large scale contemporary sculptures.
Regional Discovery Guide
Be sure to pick up the Regional Discovery Guide published by Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island. This will guide you through the neighbourhoods that make Windsor such a great place. The guide also has a list of services and transportation options you may require while visiting Windsor.
We are also known for our great events throughout the year – don’t miss the excitement during your stay. On top of being the premiere gaming venue in Canada, Caesars Windsor showcases some great Canadian talent when Walk Off the Earth plays Dec. 6.
Windsor Essex lies on the same latitude as Northern California and Italy. Our relatively mild winter’s make this one of the top emerging wine region’s in North America. Check out one of 20 wineries along the north shore of Lake Erie. If you can’t make it to the coast, ask any restaurant if they feature Essex County Wine.
Getting to Windsor – read our travel and visa information.