Top 10 Things to do in Windsor, Canada

March 13, 2018 Hana Mouser

Many tourists know Windsor for its casino. But if you dig a little deeper, you’ll find fascinating history here. Once an important stop on the Underground Railroad, Windsor became an important center of whisky production and, thus, a major smuggling port during Prohibition. (Apparently Al Capone liked his Canadian Club.) In summer, catch the enormous fireworks display at the International Freedom Festival.
Restaurants in Windsor

1. Windsor Riverfront

Riverside Drive West, Windsor, Ontario, Canada +1 800-991-7777
Excellent
71%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 631 reviews

Windsor Riverfront

Reviewed By Ray S

Beautiful scenery throughout the year. However last summer I was bothered with the ongoing construction. Also the lighting two blocks walking towards east needs to be built and access to washrooms should be there 24/7 with supervision. More restaurants should be built.

2. Dieppe Gardens

Foot of Ouellette Avenue, on the banks of the Detroit River, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Excellent
77%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 191 reviews

Dieppe Gardens

Reviewed By Wayne B - Windsor, Canada

Great view of Detroit skyline especially at night with it all lit up. Never felt any reason to feel unsafe. Nice Gardens and good breezes off the river.

3. Canadian Club Brand Center

2072 Riverside Drive East, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 4S5, Canada +1 519-973-9503
Excellent
72%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 258 reviews

Canadian Club Brand Center

Learn about the birth of Canadian Club whisky and the history of Hiram Walker. You will experience a guided tour through the original 1894 office building, a replica of a 16th Century Italian Renaissance Palace, highlighting the periods of the Prohibition Era. We’ll visit the Speakeasy and see where the gangster meetings took place, the boardroom that now features group of seven paintings, and the sampling room that outlines our key markets. The tour also includes a formal whisky tasting.

Reviewed By southerncanuck - Windsor, Canada

I've had a few experiences here. a few corporate 'offsite' events and a birthday party for friends.
The facilities are pretty decent - a good size room with breathtaking views of the Detroit River through the full glass on the river side of the room.
There's an elegant, full service bar as well.
I've had food at multiple events and it was very good - both quality and presentation (traveling appetizers and sit down lunches).
The wait staff was very professional and efficient.
Highly recommend for a unique atmosphere and something a little different to host a nicer event.

4. Ojibway Nature Centre

5200 Matchette Rd, Windsor, Ontario N9C 4E8, Canada +1 519-966-5852
Excellent
64%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 113 reviews

Ojibway Nature Centre

Reviewed By Paul S - Marion

Found the nature center by accident on my way to Fort Malden and stopped to visit the nature center and walk some of the paths. The center has free parking and free admission and the staff people were helpful and friendly. The park is bigger than it looks, spread out over five units. I would bet that most people don't venture much farther than the loops around the nature center. An all surface walking/jogging/biking trail strarts directly across the road and runs through a couple of the other units. I had to visit the Tallgrass Prairie. The trails around the center and the bike trail are fine for strollers and wheelchairs. The Ojibway Prairie, however, was overgrown and difficult for even one person to shove through unless they have mown the paths since my visit. On all the trails, once you are out of sightof the road it is hard to believe you are just a few minutes out of downtown Windsor. I did not have time to go to the Spring Road or Black Oak units. Maybe next time. For those of you travelling with pets, Black Oak has a new dog park that you can check out for yourselves.

5. Jackson Park

125 Tecumseh Road East | South of Tecumseh Road at Ouellette Avenue, Windsor, Ontario N8X 2P7, Canada +1 877-746-4311
Excellent
65%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 148 reviews

Jackson Park

Reviewed By Sharon B - Tecumseh, Canada

Went to see the new Christmas lights display in Jackson Park, and they were well worth seeing. The city did a wonderful job and the musical Christmas tree was fun to watch. The Gardens are lovely all year through and always an enjoyable place to take a walk in.

6. Olde Walkerville Neighborhood

Walkerville, Windsor, Ontario, Canada +1 519-503-4041
Excellent
62%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 156 reviews

Olde Walkerville Neighborhood

Reviewed By James A - Windsor, Canada

I guess you could say 'Old Walkerville' is undergoing a revival and is currently getting nicer and nicer each day with new businesses and restaurants opening all the time to deliver the good and it's nice to see that most of them are actually staying in business too! It's a great place to just walk about and more to come soon.

7. Caesars Windsor

377 Riverside Dr E, Windsor, Ontario N9A 7H7, Canada +1 519-258-7878
Excellent
53%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Caesars Windsor

Bet on lots of excitement at Ontario's premier gaming complex featuring more than 80 table games, 3,300 slots and tournament series.

Reviewed By Y2659LChenryd - Canton

Quick two-day trip to Windsor. Casino is nice smoke-free environment, and the rooms and service are very good. Has a good sports bar in Legends, and a new excellent restaurant in Spagos. Can recommend both.

Thompson Boulevard and Pillette Rd, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Excellent
77%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 68 reviews

Coventry Gardens

Reviewed By bschott - Dearborn, Michigan

Very spacious park with well maintained trails, right on the south shore of the Detroit River, across from Belle Isle. You can enjoy the various configurations of the Peace Fountain (which changes frequently) while watching the boat traffic on the river.
The garden features lots of sculpted shrubbery on the street side of the park so you can use your imagination to see birds, turtles, dinosaurs, and many more.

9. Adventure Bay Family Water Park

401 Pitt St W, Windsor, Ontario N9A 0B2, Canada +1 519-974-2782
Excellent
48%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 147 reviews

Adventure Bay Family Water Park

Adventure Bay Family Water Park gives you over 35,000 square feet of wild water adventures. Features include: 5 giant waterslides including the Python, the Whizzard, and the Master Blaster water rollercoaster FlowRider Wave Pool Activity Pool Lazy River Tot Loch Splash Zone with water tipping bucket Many water play features - bubbling jets, mini cannon, tipping cones, and kiddie bungee swings Cannon Cove dry play place

Reviewed By smile2000star - Ontario, Canada

Nice Water Park with a variety of slides and things to do for all ages. The temperatures were very nice in the pools and slides, as well as the general environment temperature. You felt like you were on a nice warm island. Lots of lifeguards.
The price is the same for adults/children as long as you are over 42 inches even though you cannot go on all the slides until you are 48 inches. There also never seemed to be enough tubes. The lineups were mostly due to people waiting for tubes to go down the slides.
There is a limited snack bar on site which has no costs listed. Most things seemed to be around $3 (fries, onion rings, hot dog, sweet potato fries).
We were upset by a bit of a misunderstanding about the kids club. We signed up online a few weeks ago with the understanding that we completed this process at the desk upon arrival. This was not the case. Apparently (starting the day before we arrived) it is all online now and we were no longer eligible for the incentives promised online.
Bring a towel, you will not find one here. Bringing your own lock will save you the $5 cost of renting one.

10. Willistead Manor

1899 Niagara St | Windsor, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1K3, Canada +1 519-253-2365
Excellent
65%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 87 reviews

Willistead Manor

Reviewed By jfarlam - Windsor, Canada

Hiram Walker made his fortune selling Canadian Club Whiskey into the US Midwest but he was a modest man who lived above the distillery. When he was gone his son Edward Chandler Walker began construction with noted Architect Albert Kahn. No expense was spared in creating this grand house. Today it belongs to the City of Windsor and can be rented for private parties and weddings for a modest fee. Each summer it is host to the Art In The Park event showcasing new and upcoming artists. Each December the house is decorated for Christmas. Its a great place to tour.

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