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Your Windsor Essex Staycation Guide

Bold Red & Blue Skies. City Streets & Country Getaways. Hidden Trails & Open Waters. W.E. have it all in Windsor Essex! A diverse, yet highly inclusive destination, here your time is well spent, as you explore an abundance of opportunities in Canada’s southernmost region. A region which is brimming with breathtaking views and charming districts meant to captivate you as you adventure by pedal, by paddle, by car or by foot. Part of our unique dynamic is just how well we pair so many of our experiences.

 

READ OUR VISITOR GUIDE

Flip through our 2023 Official Visitor Guide for all the MUST DO while you plan your trip!

Our guide features easy-to-read itineraries, must-do lists from our preferred partners, and gives you an inside look of Windsor Essex the way locals live it.

Our 2023 Official Visitor guide also features the largest list of preferred vendors in the region Flip through the digital edition and check out the profiled partners in each section sorted by Play (Outdoor Adventure), Eat (Food & Drink), Stay (Accommodation Partners), Do (Entertaining Adventures) and See (Arts & Culture) that are eager to welcome you when you plan your next road trip to our region! Page by page, you will find captivating imagery and content from local experts, giving you a great insider view of where to go and what to explore.

USE OUR PASSPORT

Our no-downloading-needed passports are the perfect way to explore your own backyard and guide you to new or new-to-you attractions and businesses across the region. Check out the passport options below and register to them now (some for FREE) including incentives, gifts and offers to use while you’re visiting each stop.

W.E Heart Local Digital Pass

  • What: guiding you to farm fresh stops and farm-to-table dining across the region
  • Cost: FREE!
  • Incentive: check in at least 5 locations to receive gifts like hats, t-shirts, or a free Barrels Bottles & Brews flight log

CROSSROADS Historcial Guide

  • What: taking you to 50+ historcial sites across the region where the past meets the present, and learn more about the roots of Windsor Essex
  • Cost: FREE!

W.E Heart Local Digital Pass

  • What: guiding you to farm fresh stops and farm-to-table dining across the region
  • Cost: FREE!
  • Incentive: check in at least 5 locations to receive gifts like hats, t-shirts, or a free Barrels Bottles & Brews flight log

CROSSROADS Historcial Guide

  • What: taking you to 50+ historcial sites across the region where the past meets the present, and learn more about the roots of Windsor Essex
  • Cost: FREE!
  • What: guiding you to farm fresh stops and farm-to-table dining across the region
  • Cost: FREE!
  • Incentive: check in at least 5 locations to receive gifts like hats, t-shirts, or a free Barrels Bottles & Brews flight log
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CROSSROADS Historcial Guide

  • What: taking you to 50+ historcial sites across the region where the past meets the present, and learn more about the roots of Windsor Essex
  • Cost: FREE!
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W.E Heart Local Digital Pass

  • What: guiding you to farm fresh stops and farm-to-table dining across the region
  • Cost: FREE!
  • Incentive: check in at least 5 locations to receive gifts like hats, t-shirts, or a free Barrels Bottles & Brews flight log

CROSSROADS Historcial Guide

  • What: taking you to 50+ historcial sites across the region where the past meets the present, and learn more about the roots of Windsor Essex
  • Cost: FREE!

W.E Heart Local Digital Pass

  • What: guiding you to farm fresh stops and farm-to-table dining across the region
  • Cost: FREE!
  • Incentive: check in at least 5 locations to receive gifts like hats, t-shirts, or a free Barrels Bottles & Brews flight log

CROSSROADS Historcial Guide

  • What: taking you to 50+ historcial sites across the region where the past meets the present, and learn more about the roots of Windsor Essex
  • Cost: FREE!

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STAYCATION INSPIRATON

Scroll through the icons below for instant inspiration to plan a staycation in your own backyard this summer! From downloadable itineraries to buyable experiences to digital passports to help guide your way across the region, we’ve got it all in one easy click!

If you wanna stay up to day on our region you can also sign up for our newsletter to get info, details and more about our region directly to your inbox.


How visitors are exploring #YQG

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Ride along the water in style. Get your Sea-Doo rental at one of the select locations in Windsor Essex including @rawwatersports! Make a splash and have a blast as you glide across Lake Erie 🌊 #YQG #WindsorEssex #DiscoverON #DiscoverYQG #DiscoverCanada #OntSouthwest ...

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Cast your line and discover waters brimming with muskie, walleye bass and more! 🎣 🐟 Discover a full list of fish found in our region on our website! #YQG #WindsorEssex #DiscoverON #DiscoverYQG #DiscoverCanada #OntSouthwest

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Have you checked out the @carrouselmcc yet? Don’t miss out on a weekend of celebrating culture, tradition, and delicious food! Windsor Essex prides itself in its diverse community. Check out some of the highlights from featured villages at last weekend’s event.
#YQG #WindsorEssex #DiscoverON #carrouselofthenations

Featured Villages:
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-Hungary
- Poland
-Middle East
-Greece
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