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

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

Cruise on the Pride of Windsor -

The nice choice of cycling trails is described here.

Cycling trails around Windsor -

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

Fishing on Lake St. Clair with Captain Dan -

Operated by Parks & Recreation, making fitness possible for all

Fitness Centres: 3 low-cost offerings -

Absolute Fitness: A complete wellness centre for women.

Fitness for women, with Spa -

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

Fitness and Squash -

Roseland Golf & Curling Club has great facilities

Golf, 18 holes on a public course -

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

Ice Skating at 5 public rinks -

Information on the 2 indoor and 6 outdoor pools

Swimming in the Windsor area -

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

The great Detroit Zoo -

Attractions for the Sports Fan

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

Baseball: The Detroit Tigers -

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

Basketball: The Detroit Pistons site -

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

Football: The Detroit Lions -

Check out the Red Wings and any other NHL team.

Hockey: The Detroit Red Wings –

Check out the hometown team in action. Great fun!

Hockey: Windsor Spitfires OHL team -

Cultural Centres

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

Artcite, Contemporary Arts -

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

Art Gallery of Windsor -

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

Chrysler Theatre -

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

Odette Sculpture Park

One of Canada’s top regional orchestras!

Windsor Symphony Orchestra -

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

Detroit Historical Museums -

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

Detroit Institute of Arts -

The culture of newly arrived residents in America.

International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit -

Dining in Windsor

Locate a restaurant by type of food.

By Restaurant Type listings

These listings show name and briefly describe each restaurant.

By Restaurant Name listings

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

Downtown Windsor restaurants

A small selection, recommended by this fine guide.

Recommended Mobil Guide selections

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

Detroit dining

Events in Windsor

Here are the big events right now!

Major events and attractions -


Includes overview of best places and birding hotlines!

Birding Guide to the area -

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

Jack Miner Bird Sanctuary -

A wonderful centre, plus links to other nature sites

Ojibway Nature Centre -

Superb place to visit for bird migrations

Point Pelee National Park -

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

Pelee Island and its delights


A description of the facilities available at various Windsor parks

Park facilities -

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

Parks of Windsor -


View all of the shops Windsor-Essex has to offer!

Discover Windsor-Essex shopping here. -

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

Devonshire Mall -

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

Windsor Crossing -


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