Windsor, the southernmost city in Canada, is surrounded by the Great Lakes and Lake St. Clair. There are many things to do in and around Windsor, especially in the summertime when the whole area is a playground. Tourism Windsor is the information hub for planning tourist activities.

Here are a few highlights:

  • Nature lovers will adore the Point Pelee National Park, is one of the most ecologically diverse parks in all of Canada. The park features trails and museums showcasing the fascinating local wildlife.

  • Visit or stay on Pelee Island where you can enjoy beautiful beaches, great wine, and see the lighthouse, all surrounded by Lake Erie.

  • Discover the historic Walkerville area. Travel back to the times of the Prohibition or learn about how the 2017 Whiskey of the Year is produced right here at the Hiram Walker distillery. Try the local brews and tastes nearby at The Willistead restaurant.

  • Explore the local wineries and craft breweries. Essex County is an emerging wine region in Canada with many great wineries and breweries nearby. Enjoy an afternoon tasting some great wines with a great lunch at the winery restaurants.

  • Relax by the Windsor Riverfront. Windsor sits on the Canadian side of the Detroit River giving you a beautiful view of downtown Detroit. The entire riverfront area is a large park featuring various forms of artwork. Take a relaxing stroll by the riverfront or enjoy a bike ride along the riverfront trail.

  • Enjoy Windsor nightlife. On Ouellette Avenue, you will find the heart of downtown Windsor. Whether looking for a fun evening to chat or stop for some good food, there is a pub or bar for you. Feeling lucky? Take a trip to Caesar’s Windsor Casino. Stop by one of their bars or restaurants, or maybe catch a show.

  • Dinner on a Pier on Thursday, July 19, is a unique annual Windsor event. If you are interested in attending, you will need to book your tickets in advance. The cost is $135 per person and the menu is set.

  • For those who wish to go swimming or take the family for a fun day out, there is the Adventure Bay Family Water Park located downtown near the main hotels and bus station.

  • Just a short drive south of Windsor, not far from where the Detroit River meets Lake Erie, is the picturesque historic town of Amherstburg. Spend a day with the family at its Fort Malden, a British military outpost that played an important role in the siege of Fort Detroit during the War of 1812. Also learn about the town's significance for the Underground Railroad.