Windsor Travel Guide

  • Detroit River boat cruises
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  • Main Hall - Sikh Teachings
    Main Hall - Sikh Teachings
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  • the Detroit skyline, viewed from Windsor
    the Detroit skyline, viewed from Windsor
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Windsor Things to Do

  • Detroit River boat cruises

    Windsor's newest attraction is the M/V Senator Cruise Ship with ROYAL WINDSOR CRUISES. Docked at Lakeview Park Marina at 9200 Riverside Drive East. Boarding at Dieppe Gardens Park at the foot of Ouellette Avenue at Windsor's waterfront. Royal Windsor Cruises offer a variety of cruises along the Detroit River - Lunch - Dinner - Sightseeing. Can be...

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  • Odette Sculpture Park

    The Odette Sculpture Park is a series of art works winding along the Detroit River between the Ambassador Bridge and Church Street.. Self guided tour maps are located within the park identifying the sculptures and providing information on the sculptors. I have two travelogues, highlighting some of the sculptures in the Odette Sculpture Park.

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  • Riverfront Parks

    I am convinced that this town is dominated by the lake. Opposite the lake is Detroit, Michigan. A most relaxing way of spending the evening, would be simply relaxing by the still waters. I doubt I would ever be tired of doing that! The lake is about 2Km across. There are a few miles of walking paths along the river. Hans (Waalewiener) took all...

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Windsor Hotels

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Windsor Restaurants

  • DINER

    The new kid in town is FAMOUS JOES DINER. They are promoting themselves as the "Best Breakfast in Town". Actually a whole page is dedicated to the breakfast menu, from the simple bacon and eggs to omelets.Typical diner fare including liver and onions, pasta, burger platters, hot dogs and chili dogs.Open Tuesday to Sunday (Closed Mondays) - 8:00...

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  • ROADHOUSE FARE

    Hans and I just tried out a new restaurant in town. It's called the MICHIGAN DINER. The interior is bright with lots of windows and the tables and chairs are simple yet comfy in Roadhouse Style. The menu had your typical hamburgers, sandwiches, chicken, ribs and perch. The day's special was 2 for 1 wings for $6.99, Meat Loaf with soup for $6.50 and...

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  • ROTISSERIE CHICKEN

    One of our favourite restaurants is the SWISS CHALET ROTISSERIE & GRILL. We go there at least once a month. Actually we've been going there for many years and Tanya, our cutie, petutie waitress knows what we want before we even sit down. Now that's what I call service! Our "usual" is a quarter chicken (white meat) with golden fries, two coffees &...

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Windsor Nightlife

  • Windsor's Nightclubs Strip

    Windsor's nightlife is quite nice in comparison to closer towns/cities. Cheap drinks and bar food, awesome variety of music, and a place for everyone (rock bars, top 40 dance bars, mature crowds, younger crowds, American crowds, & LGBT bars). Although bars are changing constantly, the best ones are the ones that stand the test of time.I rate the...

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  • Bad Club

    Went to the bar and ascetically the bar was average compared to other nightclubs in Windsor. Prices were slightly hire than the other bars. The staff members were fairly nice. Despite the nice staff the bar is being run terribly, the owner demeanour was offensive he walked around the bar and acted with such a hierarchy above every person in the...

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  • "Party Alley"

    Windsor has a vivacious bar scene, centered on Ouellette Avenue between Wyandotte Street and the river. This 5-block strip is crammed with clubs, mostly due to the volume of American students taking advantage of Ontario's drinking age (19). On the weekend, people are everywhere, dressed up and trolling the strip, or in long lines snaking from club...

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Windsor Transportation

  • Buses

    Need a Bus to Detroit or Toronto Airport, why not go with ROBERT Q AIRBUS! Detroit to Windsor - Windsor to Detroit FARES Adult One Way$34.00 Return $68.00 Senior / Student One Way $31.00 Return $62.00 Child One Way $17.00 Return $34.00 Senior 60+ Student 12 + with student card Children 11 and under Toronto to Windsor - Windsor to...

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  • Crossing the Detroit River

    If you drive into Canada from the US you can either go over or under the Detroit River, I have gone over the Ambassador Bridge on previous trips and it is the more scenic of the two routes. You have to pay a toll, either in Canadian or US Currency (currently $4.75CDN or $4US, same as the tunnel), and pass through immigration/customs where they ask...

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  • Roads

    Windsor is the western terminus of both Highway 401, Canada's busiest highway, and of VIA Rail's Quebec City-Windsor Corridor. Windsor has completed a municipal highway, E.C. Row Expressway, running from east-west through the city. Consisting of 15.7 kilometres (10 mi) of highway and nine interchanges, the expressway is the fastest way for...

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Windsor Shopping

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  • Great Art!!

    Art Expressions is a hidden gem, it is on Drouillard Rd by Seminole and it own by a couple name Terry and Laurie, they were so welcoming and helpful, friends recommend that I visit the store and they sure were right, I will make a stop on my next visit to Windsor and every-time :) If you are looking for that WOW factor this is the place! They have...

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  • GOLF EQUIPMENT & ACCESSORIES

    My son-in-law was so excited when the brand new GOLF TOWN opened up. He is a real golf enthusiast and he's pretty good too.Golf Town is a huge store carrying everything the golfer may need, such as golf bags, golf clubs including irons, putters, woods and drivers, golf balls, head covers and towels, golf shirts and shoes, etc.They carry brand names...

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  • Cars & Trucks

    dealer of Chrysler check price, check payments for warranty, check what's covered - better don't pay for it at all

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Windsor Local Customs

  • INTERNATIONAL DRAGON BOATS

    Over 2200 paddlers came to Sand Point Beach in Windsor July 13 - 15, 2007, to participate in the INTERNATIONAL DRAGON BOATS for the cure of breast cancer. Some came as far away as Los Angeles, New Orleans, Montreal and Toronto.So, Saturday, 13 teams of "Survivors" navigated their teams of 20 paddlers, one drummer and a steer person, along the...

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  • SIKHS SHARE TRADITION WITH COMMUNITY

    Sunday, May 3, 2009Hans and I went downtown Windsor today as it was a beautiful sunny day. As we approached Festival Plaza on the Waterfront, we saw a plethora of yellow, orange and blue colours. It was a parade of at least a thousand Sikhs, young and old, making their way through the streets of Windsor. Some Sikh members carried kirpans, the Sikh...

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  • Whiskey with Royal Warrants

    Seen along the corridors of the Hiram Walker Offices, are the original copies of Royal Warrants that had been granted to the famous whiskey company.Our guide also told us that Queen Victoria was known to have 'taken a sip' of Canadian Club every night for medicinal purposes! She lived to a ripe old age! There you go! Now, have that little nip or...

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Windsor Warnings and Dangers

  • Safe!

    I dont live in Windsor anymore but i lived there for 8 years. I currently live in Hamilton and it sucks. But anyways people that are saying stay away from the river are retarded. No one is dumb enough to actually swim to Detroit. Waste of time to read that. Windsor is very safe and its nice too since you can easily cross the border to go shopping....

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  • Mixed Bag

    Windsor is part college town, part blue-collar industry town. For maximum enjoyment, stay Downtown. This puts you between The University district and some of the unique areas in Walkerville. There is very little of interest to tourists further east, beyond Walker Road. Avoid the entire stretch of Drouillard, which is very seedy. Great place if you...

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  • WARNING - NO SWIMMING

    All along the Detroit River, especially in the Parks, you can see the distinctive yellow boxes which contain a floatation device and the warning NO SWIMMING. As the River is very swift, it is not a good idea to try and swim across to Detroit, even though it is only .5 miles to the other side. Many have tried and most have failed. Even the ones that...

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Windsor Tourist Traps

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    by WILDEFLOWER Written Jan 22, 2004

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    Keep two types of I.D.s with you if your under 18. We had our daughter with us and thankfully I brought her birth certificate she had her drivers license with her to get in the casino. Not being avid gamblers we did not know these things. Would of been a bad thing to have to leave her in the parking garage LOL!

    Unique Suggestions: Bring warm blankets to leave children in the car in the winter LOL just kidding LOL

    Fun Alternatives: Don't bring your teenager!
    We wanted her to experience the gambling with us her first time. Cha ching! She says she's addicted now and it's all my fault LOL!

    Casino Nut
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    • Casino and Gambling
    • Family Travel

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Windsor What to Pack

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    by Dabs Written Aug 16, 2010

    Miscellaneous: Don't forget to bring your passport or other accepted documents with you to cross the border, they will not let you in without them. The current accepted documents in addition to a passport can be found on the US State Department's website

    ATM cards and credit cards are widely accepted at Canada and the exchange rate is currently almost even with the USD so at some places you can probably use USD, especially near the border

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Windsor Off The Beaten Path

  • Thames River Lighthouse

    This 200 years old Lighthouse located at the mouth of the Thames River at Lake St. Clair. 'The Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority obtained the lighthouse in 1973 and has since moved the structure and rebuilt it stone by stone.' Directions: Lighthouse Conservation Area is located at 19028 Harbour Drive in Lighthouse Cove, Town of...

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  • Colasanti's Tropical Gardens

    February 20, 2005, when Jen, Ethan and Nettie drove up from Ohio to come and visit us, we took them to COLASANTI'S TROPICAL GARDENS . Along with many flowers, tropical and exotic plants. there were cute little specialty shops. Also people were just finishing the brunch offered every Sunday. But the part we enjoyed the most was the children's zoo....

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  • Fort Malden of Amherstburg

    The first post, known as Fort Amherstburg, was constructed in 1796 near the mouth of the Detroit River where it empties into Lake Erie. This post was the headquarters for the British forces in southwestern Upper Canada during the War of 1812. Fort Malden was erected after the war and rebuilt in 1838-40 and served once again as a centre for the...

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Windsor Sports & Outdoors

  • 47TH INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S GAMES...

    August 14 - 19, 2013Windsor has the privilege of hosting the 47TH INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN"S GAMES.In June, 1968. Celje, Slovenia hosted the first games, which were initiated by its founder, physical education teacher Metod Klemenc, who believed sports could unite youngsters of different nationalities.This year, Windsor welcomes 1500 athletes - boys...

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  • Shooting

    Since 1991, the are family owned and operated providing knowledge based expertise and carrying guns, ammunition, supplies, knives and much more.General Gun & Supply is the leading gun store in Windsor and surrounding areas. handguns, rifles and shotguns

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  • Windsor Dragon Boat Rice

    Windsor Dragon Boat Race is the annual event for the cancer cure.Rice has ut to 114 teams. Numerous fundraising events are organised around the races and the festival.Races take place in July. The Dragon Boat Races are the most popular early summer activity in the Orient, whereever Chinese cultural influences prevails. It is the most important...

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Windsor Favorites

  • 25 REASONS TO LOVE LIVING IN WINDSOR

    The Windsor Star - Monday February 28, 2011I really love this editorial by Craig Pearson "Pearson to Person". I will highlight the 25 REASONS TO LOVE LIVING IN WINDSOR. I put my words with his ideas.1) The Riverfront - lots of green space, walking and biking trails and the wonderful skyline of Detroit.2) Proximity to Detroit - "Motown" has so much...

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  • WINDSOR AREA WINERIES

    The Lake Erie North Shore DVA (Designated Viticulture Area) is a winemaker's paradise blessed with exceptional soil conditions and a regional climate which offers longer sun hours and greater heat units than any other area in Canada. In fact, geographically speaking, it is located as far south as northern California and the Tuscany region of Italy...

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  • WINDSOR ARMOURIES

    Located at 37 University Avenue East, the WINDSOR ARMOURIES was built in 1900 and designed by David Ewart.The Windsor Symphony Orchestra and the Armouries Concert Hall Committee, have undertaken to study the feasibility of transforming the Windsor Armouries into a concert hall and regional performance venue.What a great way to preserve a building...

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