Windsor

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Tour the historic distillery of one of Canada’s most famous liquors and see Ontario’s largest casino in this Canadian-American border town.

Discover Windsor, the Canadian border town just across the Detroit River from Detroit’s city centre, known for its heritage architecture and fine whiskeys. Windsor has long been the go-to town for Americans seeking Canada’s laxer alcohol laws. During the Prohibition era, Windsor was a liquor-smuggling hub. Today, its club strip is filled with American 19- and 20-year-olds enjoying an early first drink. Beyond the city’s exciting nightlife, Windsor is a delightful historic town, home to numerous parks and an old town district based around one of Canada’s most famous distilleries.

Find Walkerville, a historic neighbourhood just south of the river that once was its own town. Walkerville is named after the American entrepreneur Hiram Walker, who founded a whisky distillery here in 1858 and proceeded to build a town around it. Stroll through this neighbourhood to find heritage buildings and Hiram Walker’s son’s lavish estate, Willistead Manor. Take a tour of the English-style country mansion in July and December.

While in Walkerville, don’t miss the Canadian Club Distillery, the whisky distillery that started it all. Learn about the whisky-distilling process on a tour and enjoy a whisky sample at the tour’s end.

Explore the Windsor riverfront, where you will find a line of grassy parks with views of the Detroit skyline. Rent a bike to ride the path along the river. Tour the Dieppe Gardens, a nicely landscaped flower garden filled with monuments to the Canadian military. The nearby Odette Sculpture Park features 31 contemporary sculptures, including a silver flying saucer and a bronze elephant.

To experience Windsor’s famed nightlife, visit Caesars Windsor, a waterfront casino just across the river from Detroit’s General Motors Company headquarters. This smoke-free casino has a 27-story luxury hotel and a 24-hour poker room.

To reach Windsor, fly into Detroit’s international airport and cross the Canadian-American border via the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel. Windsor’s reputation may be wild, but it is one of Canada’s safest cities and offers plenty of family-friendly attractions.

Where to stay in Windsor

Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel by Wyndham Windsor
Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel by Wyndham Windsor
2.5 out of 5
2530 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor, ON, N8X 1L7
The price is ₹4,076 per night from 19 Dec to 20 Dec
₹4,076
per night
19 Dec - 20 Dec
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Windsor. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the comfy rooms and the overall value in ...
3.4/5 (1,001 reviews)
"great option for a hotel. little worn, but a good stay"

Reviewed on 22 Nov 2022

Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel by Wyndham Windsor
Caesars Windsor
Caesars Windsor
4 out of 5
377 Riverside Dr E, Windsor, ON, N9A7H7
The price is ₹8,168 per night from 4 Dec to 5 Dec
₹8,168
per night
4 Dec - 5 Dec
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Windsor. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 6 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,002 reviews)
"Nice room, Clean. Could not check in until 3:00, Not 2:55 !"

Reviewed on 29 Nov 2022

Caesars Windsor
Best Western Plus Waterfront Hotel
Best Western Plus Waterfront Hotel
2.5 out of 5
277 Riverside Drive West, Windsor, ON, N9A5K4
The price is ₹7,533 per night from 1 Jan to 2 Jan
₹7,533
per night
1 Jan - 2 Jan
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Windsor. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,321 reviews)
"Beautiful view of the Detroit skyline and river😊"

Reviewed on 27 Nov 2022

Best Western Plus Waterfront Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Unique New Townhomes for 16 guests by Simply Comfort
Unique New Townhomes for 16 guests by Simply Comfort
941 Walker Rd, Windsor, ON, N8Y 2N6
Stay at this business-friendly apartment in Windsor. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a 24-hour fitness centre. Popular attractions MGM Grand Detroit Casino ...
Unique New Townhomes for 16 guests by Simply Comfort
Residence & Conference Centre - Windsor
Residence & Conference Centre - Windsor
2 out of 5
3995 Geraedts Drive, Windsor, ON, N9G 3C3
Stay at this business-friendly aparthotel in Windsor. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the family ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (340 reviews)
"Very clean and comfortable. Quiet and staff are top notch!!! Too bad it’s not available year round"

Reviewed on 13 Aug 2022

Residence & Conference Centre - Windsor
Willowood RV Resort
Willowood RV Resort
2 out of 5
4610 Essex County Rd 18, RR1, Amherstburg, ON, N9V2Y7
Stay at this cabin in Amherstburg. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and laundry facilities. Popular attractions Fort Malden National Historic Site and Essex County ...
Willowood RV Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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