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Things To Do In Windsor


The Windsor area offers a great combination of widely different appeals. If you want a medium-sized Metropolitan area with a full range of city facilities—that’s right here! If you want a huge city, with all its associated attractions, then you’ll find Detroit a mere fifteen minutes away by bridge or tunnel. And if you want real small-town life, it’s here too, in a number of nearby towns with a really short downtown-Windsor commute.

If you have school-age children, they will be served by an excellent educational system. If you enjoy the outdoors, there are great sports facilities and mile after mile of waterfront Then too, the cultural life offers you all kinds of possibilities, on both sides of the border And if once in a while you want to kick up your heels and gamble a bit, you have an International Casino or the horses at Windsor Raceway. So check out the overall facilities through the helpful information at each of the following links:

Attractions (For the Body and Soul)

Actually in Michigan, it’s America’s oldest. Lots more to do as well

Aquarium at Belle Isle

74 lanes of 10 pin bowling and a golf driving range!

Bowler Family Fun Centre - http://www.bowlero.com

Cool voyage on the Detroit River, great outing for the whole family

Cruise on the Pride of Windsor - http://www.windsorrivercruises.com/aboutus/

The nice choice of cycling trails is described here.

Cycling trails around Windsor - http://www.citywindsor.ca/residents/recreation/cyclewindsor/pages/cycle-windsor.aspx

There are go-karts, batting cages, arcade games and much more to enjoy

Family Fun Centre - http://www.zapzone.ca/

Take a party of 6 for a day with Muskies, Bass, Walleye

Fishing on Lake St. Clair with Captain Dan - http://www.captaindan.com/

Operated by Parks & Recreation, making fitness possible for all

Fitness Centres: 3 low-cost offerings - http://www.citywindsor.ca/residents/recreation/pages/memberships.aspx

Absolute Fitness: A complete wellness centre for women.

Fitness for women, with Spa - http://absolutefitness.ca/cms/

The Squash & Fitness Club offers a great range of facilities for active people.

Fitness and Squash - www.windsorsquash.ca/

There are many courses in the Windsor area; find them all here!

Golf in Windsor - http://www.golfwindsorweb.com/index1.html

Roseland Golf & Curling Club has great facilities

Golf, 18 holes on a public course - http://www.citywindsor.ca/residents/Recreation/Golf-and-Curling-at-Roseland/Pages/Roseland-Golf-and-Curling-Club.aspx

Here are the schedules when you can go skating and where.

Ice Skating at 5 public rinks - http://www.citywindsor.ca/residents/recreation/skating/pages/skating.aspx

Information on the 3 indoor and 6 outdoor pools

Swimming in the Windsor area - http://www.citywindsor.ca/residents/Recreation/aquatics/Recreation-Swimming/Pages/Recreation-Swimming.aspx

Have a day at one of the world’s outstanding zoos; 40 exhibits, 1300 animals!

The great Detroit Zoo - www.detroitzoo.org/

Facilities including water slide, lap & therapy pools, gymn, meeting rooms

Windsor Water World -http://www.citywindsor.ca/residents/facilities-for-rent/pages/windsor-water-world.aspx

 

Attractions for the Sports Fan

 

Schedules, tickets, team information, whatever you need is here!

Baseball: The Detroit Tigers -http://detroit.tigers.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=det

Here you’ll find everything about the Pistons & entire NBA!

Basketball: The Detroit Pistons site - http://www.nba.com/pistons/news/playoffcentral_2005.html

The complete Lions story, plus access to all Pro football teams.

Football: The Detroit Lions - www.detroitlions.com/

Check out the Red Wings and any other NHL team.

Hockey: The Detroit Red Wings – www.detroitredwings.com

Check out the hometown team in action. Great fun!

Hockey: Windsor Spitfires OHL team -http://www.windsorspitfires.com/

 
 

Cultural Centres

 

For 23 years Arcite has been the place for exciting new visual arts

Artcite, Contemporary Arts -http://www.artcite.ca/

For a wide and ever-changing view of Canadian art, this is the place.

Art Gallery of Windsor -http://www.agw.ca/

A unique performing arts venue with a great variety of ongoing offerings.

Capitol Theatre - http://www.capitol.on.ca/home.htm

This is the place to see a wide variety of touring musical and theatrical events.

Chrysler Theatre -http://www.chryslertheatre.com/

This park, along the Detroit River, features 30+ large-scale sculpture works.

Odette Sculpture Park -http://www.citywindsor.ca/000354.asp

In its 55th season, one of Canada’s top regional orchestras.

Windsor Symphony Orchestra - http://www.windsorsymphony.com/

A great art gallery, plus special events. Top attraction!

African American History Museum -http://www.maah-detroit.org/

There are 10 exhibit galleries, plus the Marine Museum at Belle Isle

Detroit Historical Museums -http://www.detroithistorical.org/

This 600,000 square foot cultural beacon has more than 100 galleries!

Detroit Institute of Arts - http://www.dia.org/

The culture of newly arrived residents in America.

International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit - http://www.iimd.org/

 

Dining in Windsor

 

Locate a restaurant by type of food.

By Restaurant Type listings http://www.windsoreats.com/

These listings show name and briefly describe each restaurant.

By Restaurant Name listings http://www.windsoreats.com/

Includes a brief description of each and flags the most economical!

Downtown Windsor restaurantshttp://www.windsoreats.com/

A small selection, recommended by this fine guide.

Recommended Mobil Guide selectionshttp://www.windsoreats.com/

A huge selection, by type, with descriptions and reviews.

Detroit dininghttp://www.urbanspoon.com/n/19/1816/Detroit/Downtown-Detroit-restaurants

If you’re a wine-lover, check out this great day of enjoyment!

Windsor's Wine Country - http://www.canadasouthwinetours.com/

 

Events in Windsor

 

Here are the big attractions right now!

Major events and attractions - http://www.citywindsor.ca/003493.asp

 

Nature

 

Includes overview of best places and birding hotlines!

Birding Guide to the area - http://www.ojibway.ca/birding.htm

Best place to see migrating geese in the thousands, Spring & Fall

Jack Miner Bird Sanctuary - http://www.jackminer.com/

A wonderful centre, plus links to other nature sites

Ojibway Nature Centre - http://www.ojibway.ca/index.htm

Superb place to visit for bird migrations

Point Pelee National Park - http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/on/pelee/index.aspx

Escape to a tranquil world in the middle of Lake Erie!

Pelee Island and its delights

 

Parks

 

A description of the facilities available at various Windsor parks

Park facilities - http://www.citywindsor.ca/000522.asp

A complete list of Windsor parks and their features (PDF files)

Parks of Windsor - http://www.citywindsor.ca/000522.asp

 

Shopping

 

Plan your shopping outing with this simple map.

A Map of the various Windsor Shopping areas - http://www.windsor-essex.info/wps/portal/main.htm

Go to section 2, select shopping, and then the particular type desired

Discover Windsor shopping - http://www.windsor-essex.info/wps/portal/main.htm

All the downtown shops, categorized by type, making them easy to find

Downtown Windsor shopping -http://www.windsor-essex.info/wps/portal/main.htm

One of the largest Windsor shopping malls. See full information here.

Devonshire Mall -http://www.devonshiremall.com/

A top-flight premium outlet mall with many big-brand outlets.

Windsor Crossing - http://www.windsorcrossing.com/

 

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