Tuesday May 2, 2023

Celebrate National Tourism Day In YQG!

Original blog by Tourism Windsor Essex

National Tourism Day takes place each year to celebrate great things to do, see and experience. This May 7th we’re celebrating the attractions and events that make Windsor Essex a special place to explore!

Spring is slowly transitioning into summer and with the season change brings birds flocking to our shores and trees and fish swimming plentiful in the waters that surround YQG.

Flip through our Birding and Fishing Guides to help plan your adventures and use our 2023/2024 Official Visitor Guide to make the most of your visit whether you have a few hours, a few days or a few weeks!

Visitor Guide

Pick up a copy or read through the digital edition of the 2023/2024 Official Visitor Guide. It’s packed full of attractions to explore plus insider info on the best things to see and do in our region.

 

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Birding Guide

Birds of a feather watch together. Join us for the birding season in Windsor Essex. Discover the numerous species of flighted friends and ways to celebrate them! Did you know that Essex County is one of North America’s premier bird-watching locations? Use our Birding Guide to learn more about the types of birds that you can easily spot in Windsor Essex and on Pelee Island. In addition to birds, Essex County is home to the Fall Monarch Migration: each fall many of our popular birding sites along the South shore, especially within Point Pelee National Park, are great for monarch viewing as they migrate south. What will you spot? Play along with our Birding Bingo to see how many winged visitors you can see during your birding adventures this year! Make sure you try to catch sight of the Tufted Titmouse, recently announced as the official city bird for the City of Windsor.

 

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Fishing Guide

Get ready to cast your line and let us help you chart your course to Windsor Essex, home to blue waters filled with muskie, perch, walleye and more! Read the Fishing Guide to find the best fishing holes in our region. Being a peninsula surround by water Windsor Essex is a lure for fishing enthusiasts year-round. Look through the Fishing Guide for in-depth information and head to our Fishing page to connect with Fishing Charters plus video from BlacktipH and SheLovesToFish.

 

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Itineraries

Need some help planning your adventure in Windsor Essex? Use our online trip planning tool to create a custom itinerary based on what you like to do! Below are a few of our top trip ideas!

A Day On The Water

Reconnect with nature along our region’s waterways. Start your day with a peaceful paddle through internationally recognized wetlands, then enjoy fun in the sun on one of our pristine beaches. End your voyage with a delicious lake-to-plate dining experience and some sweet treats!

 

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Craft Pints Itinerary

From city to county, our region is home to over a dozen craft breweries and distilleries each with their own distinct style. Plan your itinerary and discover them all with a 1-day Flight Log pass: a mobile exclusive, self-guided tasting tour at five stops of your choice on the Windsor Essex Barrels Bottles & Brews Trail.

 

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An EPIC Winery Experience

Sip your way through the many award-winning varietals and explore unique shopping destinations with a day trip through EPIC wine country.

 

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Urban to Rural Shopping

From big name brands to one-of-a-kind local finds, our retail scene offers something for every shopper.

 

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Escape The Everyday

Whether you’re planning a day of pampering with your besties or a romantic getaway, YQG is a great place to unwind.

 

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Along The Way Historic Trail

While every detail of our region’s illustrious history can hardly be imparted in a day, there are many ways to capture its essence. Follow the trail from Windsor to Amherstburg and immerse yourself in some of our most notable historic moments with a few stops along the way.

 

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Read more of our blogs for insider stories and favourite tourism stops then use our build your own Itinerary tool and start exploring!

 

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Take a two-wheeled adventure across Windsor with @ashleylaurensoul as she rides her bike across the region and on our trials.

There are so many fun stops and so much to see and do 🚲🚲

Follow this itinerary below if you want to have an amazing summer day in Windsor or if you’re showing someone the city from out of town. Like, share and comment!
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Here are her stops in order:
1. @chancecoffee - For freshly brewed coffee in house.
2. @fordcitybia - Drouillard Murals for site seeing in Ford City.
3. @citycyclery - Over 5000 parts for all your biking needs.
4. @shopabunch - Curated goods for your home and body vintage style.
5. @citywindsoron - Willistead Park is a bike friendly stop with over 300 trees.
6. @walkervillemercantile - Unique clothing and goods sourced from Europe and North America.
7. @jones.and.company - Retail shop that has a unique something for every age.
8. @funkychowkitchen - The best mouth watering asian food in the city.
9. @walkervillebrewery - Local microbrewery with quality ingredients. Live music on Fridays & bike friendly.
10. @caesarswindsor - Bike friendly along Riverfront with Detroit Skyline views.
11. @sandwichbrewing - all made in house and local using natural flavourings and ingredients.
12. @gordiehowebrg - Bring your bikes up to the Malden Park Observatory where you can see the Gordie Howe Bridge.
13. @town_of_lasalle - Ride your bikes here with over 50km of paved trails, you will see something cool in here.
14. @goattapandeatery - A casual sports bar known for their fresh burgers, chicken wings & draft beers!
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Try a unique meal from @fandb_restaurant! Whether you wine and dine or go out for a quick meal, we`ve got you covered when it comes to variety. Explore our foodie options at www.dineyqg.ca #YQG #WindsorEssex #DiscoverON #DiscoverYQG #DiscoverCanada #OntSouthwest #dineyqg #foodie ...

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Splash into the warmer weather with some outdoor adventure! Try kayaking, canoeing or stand-up paddle boarding across our three amazing bodies of water. For a full list of beaches and rental options, visit our website! πŸ›Ά #YQG #WindsorEssex #DiscoverON #DiscoverYQG #DiscoverCanada #OntSouthwest

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