Deemed as one of the prettiest and oldest communities in Southwest Ontario, Amherstburg is nestled on the shores of Lake Erie and the Detroit River, just a short 25 minute drive from the Windsor/Detroit border. Amherstburg is steeped in rich history such as The Underground Railroad, authentic War of 1812 sites, unique architecture, a farmers market and interesting museums and galleries. Amherstburg is home to three National Historic Sites; Fort Malden, North American Black Historical Museum and the Belle Vue House. Eclectic shops line the quaint, cobblestone streets for your shopping pleasure.
Immerse yourself in award-winning festivals and events while you experience riveting sunsets, breathtaking water vistas, natural conservation and fabulous public gardens. We even have an island to visit and explore! Once a meeting place for Chief Tecumseh, Boblo Island is a unique community boasting rare bird species and interesting fauna.
We are a gateway to magnificent wineries while you drive scenic county roads amongst wildflowers and vineyards. Three of the many wineries are right here in our own backyard! Taste the bounty of the county which offers fresh local produce along the way or dine in one of our unique restaurants. You’ll love it here but please, don’t forget to bring your camera!
Communities in Bloom – Awarded 5 Blooms! Special mention on Floral Displays and Heritage
Great Places in Canada – Peoples’ Choice WINNER for Downtown Amherstburg Neighbourhood
2015 Statistics Canada – Safest Community in Canada 4 out of the last 5 years.