If you have an appetite for adventure, you are definitely looking in the right place. Our diverse region is packed with all kinds of ways to satisfy every type of craving for excitement, fun, recreation and leisure.
With a combined population of nearly 400,000, the Windsor-Essex County region is comprised of nine diverse and vibrant local communities. The largest of these is the City of Windsor, which also ranks as the top Canadian border city.
Throughout this region, you will find that each of our communities possesses a distinct identity and a proud history, while sharing a friendly and welcoming character. From biking to birding, our great outdoors offers a world of amazing options. Pedal your way along our scenic cycling trails, including our breathtaking waterfront trail along the Detroit River. Hike and explore our numerous forested parks and nature preserves. Watch rare species take flight at our incredible birding hotspots, including the internationally renowned Point Pelee National Park and Pelee Island. Have an appetite for unique culinary experiences?
Indulge in our wide-ranging menu of offerings, spanning every cultural taste and featuring fresh local “farm to fork” ingredients. And be sure to sample the award-winning selection from our vibrant wine region, home to nearly twenty wineries and more on the way!
Of course, no trip here is complete without a visit to the spectacular Caesars Windsor, where the excitement of world-class gaming and entertainment is non-stop. Even our history is filled with drama and action, from the War of 1812 to the days of Prohibition. Windsor’s premier museum destination, the Chimczuk Museum, boasts 11,000 square feet of interactive exhibits of Windsor’s rich history.
Make sure you bring the kids to Windsor’s Adventure Bay Family Fun Park. 35,000 square feet of rides including Master Blaster, Flow Rider and Python. It’s the coolest place ever! Whatever you choose to see and do, you’ll find that our region is a feast for all the senses. So, dig in and enjoy.
Click the map below and explore the communities that make up our region. Hover each zone to discover a new area in our region – then click to discover the unique things to see & do when you plan your next visit!
Deemed as one of the prettiest and oldest communities in Southwest Ontario, Amherstburg is nestled on the shores of Lake Erie and the Detroit River. Steeped in rich history, explore sites representing the War of 1812 and the Underground Railroad; get immersed in award-winning festivals and events; witness riveting sunsets, breathtaking water vistas, natural conservation and fabulous public gardens.Discover Amherstburg
Spend the day exploring the appealing mix of small-town friendliness, rural landscapes and lakeside vistas that characterize the municipality of Essex. From award-winning EPIC (Essex Pelee Island Coast) wineries and fresh farm-stand produce to museums that bring you back in time, coupled with an extensive network of scenic hiking and cycling trails, there’s always more to discover here.Discover Essex
Rich in Victorian heritage, Kingsville, “Canada’s Southernmost Town”, welcomes you with authentic experiences for foodies and wine lovers alike, alongside unique and eclectic shopping in boutiques and garden centres. Kingsville is a playground for outdoor enthusiasts where stellar boating, fishing, and golf meet with miles or recreational trails and waterfront charm.Discover Kingsville
A boater’s paradise and home to the Muskie Capital of Canada. Lakeshore boasts six marinas with hundreds of slips for transient or permanent boaters and scenic waterfront dining. For family fun, Lakeshore has everything under the sun! Picnic at Lakeview Park’s West Beach, the largest on Lake St. Clair, while kids frolic in the water or soak up the fun on the splash pad.Discover Lakeshore
Known for its welcoming atmosphere, LaSalle plays host to numerous events, most notably the annual Strawberry Festival and Craft Beer Festival. Home to the Vollmer Culture and Recreation Complex, a state-of-the-art facility with an indoor aquatic leisure pool and track, Lasalle provides for active living, coupled with many trails throughout town, championship golfing, boutique shopping, great dining, fantastic boating and fishing.Discover Lasalle
An outdoor adventurer’s paradise, prepare to be captivated by Leamington’s Carolinian forests, rare and endangered species, the spectacle of annual bird and butterfly migrations at Point Pelee National Park, and Lake Erie’s famous sunsets along the sandy beaches of Seacliff Park. Home to the largest concentration of greenhouses in North America, roadside fruit stands offer everything from Apples to Zucchini.Discover Leamington
Canada’s southernmost destination is a favourite for outdoor enthusiasts. If slowing down is on the agenda, Pelee Island is for you. Relax on pristine beaches, take a leisurely bike ride around the island or explore trails with natural wonders. Take in stunning sunrises and sunsets with panoramic views of Lake Erie. Let it become your private island getaway from the daily grind.Discover Pelee Island
Named in honour of the Shawnee leader, the Town of Tecumseh boasts many fine restaurants, an eclectic array of boutique shops, and a wealth of waterfront activities. Residents embrace a healthy and active lifestyle centred on the Town’s 200 acres of beautiful green space and trails, many of which are nestled amongst the multitude of tree-lined residential neighbourhoods.Discover Tecumseh
The City of Windsor offers world-class gaming, entertainment, fascinating historical and artistic landmarks, culturally diverse cuisine, and unparalleled waterfront parks and gardens. Excitement is always a sure bet at Caesars Windsor, one of the largest casinos of its kind in Canada. Experience the colourful days of Prohibition by taking a tour through the charming Walkerville distillery district.Discover Windsor