Take the Wellington city exit. Take the King’s Hwy 401 / MacDonald-Cartier Fwy and continue west towards Windsor.
Welcome to Windsor, Canada’s southernmost city, only two hours from London. The city has beautiful parks, gardens, and an 8-mile (8-mile) Detroit River Trail. Walk, bike or roller skate between our war heroes monuments, flower exhibits and Windsor Sculpture Park.
Ontario’s first casino was recently expanded and reopened under the Caesars brand. Two majestic hotel towers, a new restaurant and lounge, exciting games and a 5,000-seat entertainment venue await you!
Hiram Walker started making whiskey in Windsor in 1858. Today, more than 150 years later, all Canadian club whiskeys are still made here. Visit us at the Brand Center to learn about the founding family’s story, the company’s role during the ban, and the production process. The surrounding Walkerville neighborhood, named after the distillery’s founder, also has beautiful architecture and Willistead, the home of Hiram Walker’s son. Other attractions include the Windsor Carving Museum, Canada’s Southern City of Science, and the Windsor Community Museum.
Essex County is made up of seven parishes, each of which has its own charm. Find the Essex Wine Route here, which includes 14 award-winning wineries, historic landmarks from 1812 history, and underground and outdoor attractions to suit all tastes. Canoe or kayak inland waters, walk or bike the Chrysler Canada Greenway, enjoy beautiful beaches or take part in the seasonal migrations of songbirds, monarch butterflies and predators. Our bird area is among the best in the world.
Pelly Island, Canada’s southernmost city, goes back in time. As you slide across Lake Erie, you can get a feel for how your system adapts to “island weather.” Enjoy natural areas, the Pelee Wine Cellar Pavilion, hiking, biking, beach weather and the Heritage Center. Don’t forget to wave, it’s an island tradition!
Enjoy a cruise on the Detroit River, great entertainment at our clubs and theaters, or exciting food made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. There are festivals celebrating our music, food and wine and ethnic diversity most of the year.
This is life – Windsor, Essex County and Pelly Island.
DISCOVER: PELEE ISLAND
Take the Wellington city exit. Take the King’s Hwy 401 / MacDonald-Cartier Fwy and continue west towards Windsor. Take Exit 77 via Comber to Leamington. Take the ferry to Leamington-Pelee Island to Pelee.
Feel Pelee for a day or so! Canada’s southernmost city is a green oasis in the waters of Lake Erie. An island about 14.5 km long and 5.5 km wide, with pristine beaches, natural surroundings and quiet pace, and a wide range of accommodation options from villas and campsites to bed and breakfast motels and Victorian inns.
Arrive and drive around …
The island also has a marina, ferry service from mainland Canada or Sandusky, Ohio (1-800-661-2220 or (519) 724-2115), and flights from Canada or the United States. Many people who choose to “leave the car at home” experience a true taste of the island on a bicycle (bring your own or rent one there)! See all corners of the island on a guided tour (by bicycle or car).
As the island is considered an “international port”, American and Canadian visitors to Pelee may experience several increased security measures, including real estate searches. It is also recommended that all passengers arrive at the port at least 30 minutes before the ferry departure time, otherwise there is a risk of losing their reservation. Pelee Island Transport has provided full details or you can call the Convention and Visitors Bureau at 1-800-265-3633 for more information.
Pelee’s website contains a wealth of information on places to visit and where to live. For more information about the island, visit the official website of the Municipality of Pelee.
DISCOVER: STANLEY PORTS
Take Wharncliffe Road (Hwy 4) or Wellington Road South and continue south via Union to Port Stanley.
Just south of St. Thomas and just 45 minutes from London is the quaint fishing village of Port Stanley, full of mooring lines, tugs and boats of all sizes – including the occasional tall boat. It’s great fun browsing the many boutiques along the route to the two main beaches or eating at one of the several small restaurants or inns nearby.
The city’s large sandy beaches attract families from all over the world. Snacks and cozy snacks abound, along with the fully restored retro Kettle Creek Inn 1849 with cozy rooms and suites.
Every weekend from late March to December, family and friends flock to Port Stanley to catch the scenic Port Stanley Train Terminal along the Kettle Creek Valley to Union (40 minutes round trip) or St. Thomas (90 minutes) and back. Enjoy seasonal themes like the Easter Bunny or Santa Express or a spike in mysterious murders. Visit www.pstr.on.ca for a complete schedule.
The coast of Lake Erie is also home to spectacular migratory birds, from geese in the tundra to American kites. Nearly all eagle species give their wings near Hawk Cliff every time they fall. To reach Hawk Cliff, take Highway 4 to County Road 27, turn right on Highway 22 and continue onto Lake Erie.
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