From the non-stop gaming excitement at Caesars Windsor to a wine tour through winding country roads, we have plenty Of reasons why you’ll fall in love with this place. Known for its warm, humid summers and sizeable waterfront, Windsor, Ontario is a great spot for those looking to partake in water sports or head out on the lake for a fishing trip. Bordered by Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair and the Detroit River, you’ll find walleye, perch, muskie and bass aplenty here. And of course, Windsor is also a gateway to great cross-border outlet shopping.
You’re sure to find many good excuses to spend time outdoors in Windsor. Miles of interconnected cycling paths, manicured walking trails and gardens line Windsor’s shores. In the surrounding Windsor-Essex County region, you’ll find wineries and vineyards perfect for touring. Sample vintages on the mainland or make the trip to Pelee Island to taste some unique delights.
1. Adventure Bay Family Water Park
This brand-splashing-new indoor water park is the perfect family fun destination for a few hours, the whole day or an entire weekend. Covering a full block in downtown Windsor, Adventure Bay is filled with all kinds of awesome ways to get soaked. Make a splash in the Wave Pool, a beach-style entry pool with waves up to 1.5 meters. Ride the Python, a twisting, turning and thrilling labyrinth of tubes. Give the Whizzard a whirland see how hydro-dynamic you are. Catch some bodacious surf on the Flow Rider, a body-boarding experience that uses jet propelled water to simulate waves. Dive into more details at www.adventurebay.ca.
Strap on your helmet and explore Windsor Essex Pelee Island on two wheels because this is the new “go-to” destination for cycling enthusiasts. Pedal your way along scenic pathways and routes, like the Chrysler Canada Greenway, rare Carolinian forest trails in Ojibway Park, and wine country tours complete with vineyard lunches. The popular Windsor Riverfront Trail, stretching along the Detroit River for eight kilometres is a definite must, while the Boardwalk Trail takes you through the largest protected remaining native prairie in Ontario. The riding possibilities go on and on, unlike this space.
3. Canadian Club Brand Centre
Canadian Club’s Dock No. 57 whisky was inspired by the historic dock from which Canadian Club export manager, Bill “The Real” McCoy, shipped CC whisky to the U.S. during Prohibition. In those days, Al Capone would regularly sneak into Windsor to order supplies of Canadian Club whisky. When in town, he kept a low profile and wanted a private out-of-the-way spot to conduct business. Hiram Walker’s personal wine cellar – which today has been converted to simulate a 1920s-era speakeasy – is said to be the room where Capone placed his booze orders.
4. Caesars Windsor
If you’re looking for nonstop gaming excitement, big name entertainment and vibrant nightlife, you’ve hit the jackpot here. At the centre of it all is Caesars Windsor, majestically perched along Windsor’s riverfront. As Canada’s largest casino resort, Caesars Windsor offers a world-class experience where a great time is always in the cards! The stage at The Colosseum at Caesars has hosted an incredible variety of the biggest names in music and entertainment, including Reba, Martina McBride, Ringo Starr, Drake, The Band Perry, Weezer, George Lopez, Russell Peters, and many more.
5. 100 Mile Peninsula Coastline
When we say we’re “the shore with more,” we’re not exaggerating.As a peninsula surrounded by Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair and the Detroit River, our region offers mile after mile of picturesque uninterrupted shoreline. Whether you choose to explore it by car, boat, bike or motorcycle, you’ll find yourself in awe of the waterways, scenic routes, beaches and riverfront paths that make up our seemingly endless coastal landscape.
6. Pelee Island
Caressed by the gentle blue waters of Lake Erie, Pelee Island is an oasis beckoning with its calm and natural splendor. Take a relaxing ferry ride to this gem of an island and spend the day, weekend or longer. Let life’s daily pressures fade away as you bask in the golden sunshine and cool lake breezes of Canada’s southernmost community. Hike, bike, swim, tour the winery, or dine and stay at one of the island’s charming bed and breakfasts. Once you visit, chances are you’ll find yourself returning again and again.