Windsor Travel Guide
Welcome to Windsor!
Summer's heat is lengthy and deep in Windsor, Ontario, one of Canada's most southerly towns. Grapes grow easily in the benign climate and wineries scatter the gentle farmland of the region. In Windsor, breweries rely on the high-quality hops and barley from nearby fields to create distinct local brews. However, agriculture was long ago eclipsed as the pre-eminent local industry by the automotive sector. For decades a section of Windsor was simply known as Ford City. Today, the industry remains vibrant, and is closely intertwined with the massive automotive sector just across the Ambassador Bridge in Detroit. While trade epitomizes the relation between the United States and Canada in the 21st century, it wasn't always so. The two countries have fought bloody battles before establishing lasting peace, a legacy which has left its mark on this strategic point between the two countries. There are several museums in Windsor providing retrospectives on the War of 1812 the Underground Railway.
Built in 1904-1906 in the Tudor-Jacobean style of English manor homes, the 36-room home designed by noted Detroit archirect Albert Kahn includes a Great Hall with an elaborate staircase, Drawing Room, Carrara marble fireplace and a Butler's Pantry with silver sinks.
Hotels & Motels
Large suites and in house English pub are just a few of the amenities offered by the Holiday Inn Windsor.
Windsor Essex Trolley Tours provides an unforgettable experience touring the wineries, attractions and tourism venues of Essex County, Ontario, aboard A Trolley Named Desire.