Things to Do in Windsor, Canada & Attractions

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Downtown Windsor, Ontario
Downtown Windsor, Ontario (Image: Windsor reservoir 2 image by Mike H. from Fotolia.com)

Situated on the Detroit River, Windsor, Ontario is right across the river from Detroit, Michigan and offers visitors opportunities for boating and fishing at locations, such as Great Western Park. This recreational area also offers jogging and cycling paths. Other riverfront activities in Windsor includes concerts and events at the Riverfront Festival Plaza and Civic Terrace, which are adjacent to each other. Windsor also features cultural institutions, such as the Art Gallery of Windsor.

Caesar's Windsor Hotel & Casino

Caesar's Windsor, located in downtown Windsor, offers gaming opportunities, as well as entertainment at the Colosseum, an on-site concert venue that holds up to 5,000 people. Gaming at Caesar's Windsor includes poker tables, slot machines and sports betting. Hotel amenities include a swimming pool, fitness center and on-site restaurants, Artist Cafe and Nero's Steakhouse. Each guest room and suite at the hotel includes a flat-screen television, sofa bed and refrigerator.

Caesar's Windsor Hotel & Casino 377 Riverside Drive E. Windsor, ON N9A 7H7 Canada 800-991-7000 caesarswindsor.com

Ojibway Prairie Provincial Nature Preserve

Located in eastern Windsor, the Ojibway Prairie is a 220-acre, savannah-type recreational area that is less than 20 minutes from downtown Windsor. This park offers opportunities for bird watching, as well as paths for nature walks and cycling. According to the park's website, the most activity in plant life occurs during the summer months, when new species of plants and flowers come into bloom on a weekly basis.

Ojibway Prairie Provincial Nature Preserve Ojibway Nature Centre 5200 Matchette Road Windsor, ON N9C 4E8 519-966-5852 ojibway.ca

Peche Island

Peche Island is an 85-acre island park located on the Detroit River. No water ferry service runs to the island, but it is accessible by using canoes, kayaks or private boats. The island has hiking trails, and is home to bird species, such as the canvasback, bald eagles and peregrine falcons. Peche Island also features ruins of an early 20th century summer house of Hiram Walker.

Peche Island Ojibway Nature Centre 5200 Matchette Road Windsor, ON N9C 4E8 519-966-5852 ojibway.ca

Windsor's Community Museum

Windsor's Community Museum in downtown Windsor is less than five minutes' walking distance from the banks of the Detroit River. This museum features exhibits of artifacts and artwork that relate to the history and culture of Windsor. Some of the artifacts at Windsor's Community Museum include an early 20th century police callbox, a Detroit River ferry ticket dating back to the early 19th century and a violin that was created in 1792. “By the River's Edge,” one of the museum's permanent collections, has artwork that dates back to the early 19th century.

Windsor's Community Museum Francois Baby House 254 Pitt St. W. Windsor, ON N9A 5L5 Canada 519-253-1812 citywindsor.ca

St. Clair CollegeCentre for the Arts

St. Clair College Centre for the Arts is a performing arts center that is less than five minutes' walking distance from the Detroit River. This center includes several venues, such as the banquet rooms and the 1,200-seat Chrysler Theatre. Events at St. Clair include live theater, music concerts and conferences. In-house catering is available for all the events at St. Clair.

St. Clair College Centre for the Arts 201 Riverside Drive W. Windsor, ON N9A 5K4 Canada 519-252-8311 stclaircentre.ca

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