Windsor / Essex Information
Windsor / Essex is a vibrant place to live, learn, work and play. From the iconic skyline views of Detroit from downtown Windsor to the down-home pick-your-own in the county. Check out some of the things to do in area:
Adventure Bay Family Water Park
Make a splash at Adventure Bay, southwestern Ontario’s newest and wildest family water park. Soak up the fun with an ocean of awesome features: 10 waterslides, including the Master Blaster and Python; FlowRider surf simulator; wave pool; activity pool; Tot Loch slides for younger visitors; lazy river inner-tube ride;and Cannon Cove dry play area for ages 3-12 and much, much more. If you’re looking for good times, chart a course to Adventure Bay! (Just minutes from the Detroit-Windsor border)
Hours vary – check website, $9 and up
Adventure Bay Family Water Park – 401 Pitt Street W, Windsor
Art Gallery of Windsor
Located on Windsor’s beautiful riverfront, the AGW is the largest public art gallery in the Windsor-Detroit corridor and is nationally-recognized for its diverse collection and changing exhibition program featuring contemporary and historical art from Canada and around the world. Visit www.agw.ca for updated exhibition and program information.
Visit www.agw.ca for more information on the tours, upcoming workshops and events.
519.977.0013 x 117
401 Riverside Dr. W, Windsor ON
Caesars Windsor defines modern luxury in the midst of timeless elegance. Step inside to discover the essence of indulgence, comfort and luxury in our masterfully-appointed guestrooms and suites. Two hotel towers featuring 758 beautifully-designed guestrooms overlooking the artistically manicured riverfront trails of the Windsor waterfront and Detroit Cosmopolitan skyline, complemented by a 100,000 sq ft state-of-the-art convention centre. Experience the thrill of gaming excitement with the latest in slot action and a wide variety of table games. Feel the exhilaration with a roll of the dice, a spin of the reels and the anticipation of the next hand.
519.258.7878 or 1.800.991.8888
377 Riverside Dr E, Windsor ON
Canadian Club Brand Centre
The 1.5 hour tour takes visitors back in history to the height of the Hiram Walker family’s success and his personal friendships with the biggest names in history – Henry Ford and Thomas Edison. Guests are brought into the basement’s Speak Easy room where meetings were held with Al Capone and The Purple Gang. Visitors are told the story of how Canadian Club whisky quenched the thirst of many U.S. citizens for 13 long years during Prohibition from 1920-1933. Guests are invited to Hiram’s Sampling Room, a Canadian Art Gallery and into the theatre to watch a short video about the production of Canadian Club. The tour finishes with a formal whisky tasting of Canadian Club® 1858 and Dock 57 Spiced Canadian Club® Whisky.
Colasanti’s Tropical Gardens
Colasanti’s is a tropical wonderland destination for the whole family. Open year-round, our 3.5 acres of family fun offers exotic and tropical plants, inflatables, kiddie and bumper car rides, a petting zoo, indoor 18 hole mini golf, a sports collectibles store featuring unique sporting memorabilia, children toys and games, beautifully crafted home décor pieces and collectables including the Bradford Exchange and Department 56 Villages. Colasanti’s Restaurant specializes in our famous “Broasted Chicken,” pizza, apple cider, hot homemade doughnuts and butter fudge.
1550 Road 3 East
Kingsville, Ontario, N9Y-2E5
Website: Colosantis Tropical Gardens
Located in the heart of Windsor, Devonshire Mall remains the area’s premiere shopping centre offering over 1.1 million square feet of retail space featuring 10 anchor tenants including 3 department stores, a fitness club, 2 restaurants, a food court, a 12 screen theatre and the area’s strongest collection of brand name retailers. The centre also houses 3 banking institutions as well as a Currency Exchange location. Devonshire Mall offers a list of amenities including complimentary scooters, wheelchairs and walkers, strollers, family/public washrooms, A Mother & Child Comfort room, public lockers, Ministry of Transportation Kiosk and gift card sales.
3100 Howard Ave
Windsor, Ontario, N8X 3Y8
Website: Devonshire Mall
Come uncork our passion!
Meander along our Lake Erie North Shore and visit any one of the almost 20 wineries to sample award-winning vintages. See, smell, sip and savour robust reds, crisp whites and delicate ice wines our region’s winemakers so diligently create. Check out our wine route map and visit one of our many events that celebrate food, wine and song.
Essex County and Pelee Island, ON
website: EPIC Wineries
Located in the historic distillery district, Walkerville Brewery is proud to be Windsor’s microbrewery. Initially offering 2 premium beer styles; with plans to add seasonal offerings and further brand extensions. The 18,000ft² facility offers a tap room, community space and retail shoppe dedicated to the community and its unique history of beer. Please visit the website for tour information.
Sunday – Wednesday: 11 am – 6 pm; Thursday – Saturday: 11 am-7 pm
525 Argyle Road, Windsor ON