Windsor is a mid-sized city that sits right along the Detroit River opposite the US city of Detroit. It is a city of history and culture, which can be seen at every turn, what with its historic architecture, modern towers and multicultural residents.
Tourism plays a big part in Windsor’s economy, as it is home to numerous fabulous attractions.
Here are some things to do in the winter in Windsor :
1. Try your luck at a casino
There are four casinos in the Detroit–Windsor area, though Caesars Windsor is the only one in Windsor itself. The casino sits along the waterfront overlooking Detroit, so even if you don’t want to gamble you can still enjoy the views from the bar.
The casino attracts over six million visitors each year, featuring a Roman Empire theme. Try your luck at Caesars Windsor’s poker tables, blackjack tables, craps tables or baccarat tables, or slip coins into one of its many slot machines.
In addition to gambling, the casino also lets you bet on sports games at its onsite sports bar. Bets are taken on any professional sports game as well as American college basketball and football games.
2. Go back in time
Having such a long history, it should be of no surprise that Windsor is home to a number of National Historic Sites. Go back in time and visit these iconic buildings.
One of the most notable historic sites in the city is Willistead Manor; a Tudor-Jacobean style manor house that was designed by architect Albert Kahn. The mansion has a total of 36 rooms and sits in the middle of a beautiful park.
François Bâby House was built by politician François Baby and today is home to Windsor’s Community Museum. Then there is the Sandwich First Baptist Church, which was established by Underground Railroad refugees.
3. Splash around at an indoor water park
On a hot or a cool day, you can have some fun splashing around the Adventure Bay Family Water Park. The 10,000+ square meter water park is one year-round, although some parts of it only open in the summer months.
People of all ages can enjoy the waterpark’s five waterslides, surfing simulator, wave pool, and lazy river. There is also a dry area where kids can play on a three-level giant playground.
The Python is the most thrilling attraction in the park, while Tot Loch is best for the young ones. After splashing around you can relax and get a snack at the concession stand.
4. Drink whiskey
Everyone knows that Canadian Club is, of course, a brand of Canadian Whiskey. But what many people don’t know is that it was founded in Windsor.
The Canadian Club Brand Centre was built in 1894 and is today a historic site. The building itself is a stunning example of historic architecture in the city, although most come to the center for the whiskey.
Canadian Club is over 155 years old. Visit the center and take a 90-minute tour of the building and learn about the history of the whiskey. The tour, of course, ends with a tasting.
Drinks of Walkerville is a true showcase of Whiskeytown, Canada. Named an Ontario Signature Experience, our Drinks of Walkerville tour celebrates what is unique and exceptional about Canada’s southernmost city, including a tour inside of North America’s largest distillery.
Enjoy a hands-on tour of the Hiram Walker & Sons distillery, the largest in North America, sample cocktails in a private members club, learn the history and brewing process of Walkerville Brewery, discover street art and indulge in craft cocktails. All this while learning why the region is known as Whiskeytown, Canada.
5. go to the Canadian Historical Aircraft Association
The Canadian Historical Aircraft Association is located in the main hangar of the old No. 7 Elementary Flying Training School at the southwest corner of Windsor International Airport. We feature Avro Lancaster and de Havilland Mosquito restoration projects, 2 flying DHC-1 Chipmunks, a Boeing Stearman and North American Harvard as well as static displays of a Fleet Fawn and CT-133 Silver Star. Visit our museum archive room and gift shop.
6. Holly Jolly Hunt – Holiday Scavenger Hunt (Only During Holiday)
Holly Jolly Hunt is a scavenger hunt done on your smartphone, that brings your entire family and friends together for holiday cheer. During the adventure, you’ll be seeking out all the traditional, and even the non-traditional holiday items we all see this time of year. You’ll get points for each item you find. The goal is to capture as many items as you can in order to score as many points as possible. Along the way, you’ll be asked to perform silly holiday themed tasks meant to bring laughter and smiles to everyone involved. Come play with us. Young or old, this is a scavenger hunt for everyone that enjoys this time of year. Holly Jolly Hunt is back for 2019 and we promise you will create holiday memories that you will not forget!
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