Visitor Guide

View our exciting full-color Official Visitor Guide online or order your copy today.


Crossing Made Easy

Are you entering Canada from the U.S.? Click here for more information on crossing the border at Windsor.

**ALERT**
The Windsor-Detroit Tunnel is now REOPENED:
OPEN Sunday – Thursday, 5:30 am – 8 pm
OPEN 24 HOURS Fridays & Saturdays
Until June 2018

& the Transit Windsor Tunnel Bus service is now RUNNING

During the Holidays the Tunnel is OPEN 24 HOURS
US Thanksgiving: November 23 – 26, Christmas: December 23 – Jan 1, 2018

Note: The Windsor-Detroit Tunnel is undergoing ceiling maintenance, and this will result in limited hours of operation beginning October 20, 2017 through mid-June 2018 . Drivers will want to plan ahead to avoid any inconvenience.  READ MORE


Getting Here

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Getting Around

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Tourism Information Centre Locations.

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Please feel free to contact any of our Tourism Information Centres listed below where our friendly staff are standing by to share all that our region has to offer.

General Inquiries and Visitor Services
333 Riverside Drive West, Suite 103
Windsor, ON N9A 7C5
info@tourismwindsoressex.com
Phone: 519.255.6530
Toll Free: 1.800.265.3633
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm


Caesars Windsor – Tourism Information Centre
Located in the Caesars Hotel Lobby, Augustus Tower
377 Riverside Drive East
Windsor, ON N9A 7H7
Phone: 519.258.7878 ext. 22266
Summer Hours (June – August): Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 7 pm
Fall/Winter Hours (September – May): Thursday – Sunday, 10 am – 7 pm


Pelee Island Winery – Tourism Information Centre  (Seasonal)
Located in the Pelee Island Winery Retail Store
455 Seacliff Drive
Kingsville, ON N9Y 2K5
*CLOSED FOR THE SEASON*
Summer Hours (May – October): Friday – Saturday 9 am – 4 pm, Sunday 11 am – 5 pm


Waterfront – Tourism Information Centre (Seasonal)
Located on County Rd. 20 north of the Town of Amherstburg
116 Sandwich Street North
Amherstburg, ON
Phone: 519.736.8320
*CLOSED FOR THE SEASON*
Summer Hours (June – August): Thursday – Monday 10 am – 5 pm
Fall Hours (September – Thanksgiving): Saturday – Sunday 10 am – 5 pm

Things you should know.


Driving
Seat belt use is mandatory in Ontario. Distance is measured in kilometres – 1 kilometre is equal to .62 of a mile. The speed limit for most city driving is 50 km/hr (31 mph), while highway driving ranges from 80 km/hr to 100 km/hr (50-62 mph). Gasoline is sold by the litre (1 U.S. gallon is equal to 3.785 litres). To calculate the U.S. price per gallon, multiply the Canadian price per litre by 3.78. Police radar detectors are illegal in Ontario.
Kms into Miles | Miles into Kms
1 = 0.62 1 = 1.6
50 = 31 50 = 80
100 = 62.1 100 = 160


Weather
We enjoy warm summers with temperatures climbing into the high 20s/low 30s Celsius (80s/low 90s Fahrenheit), and winters that are mild by many Canadian standards.


Local Information
For local news – along with weather, traffic, sports and more – tune to AM800 CKLW, The Information Station. For more breaking news, local issues and in-depth coverage, pick up a copy of the region’s newspaper, The Windsor Star or visit their website at windsorstar.com.


LGBT
Countless experiences are awaiting you in the southernmost region of Canada! By working proactively with Windsor-Essex Pride Fest, Travel Gay Canada and our various industry partners, we are ensuring our region is destination ready for the LGBT market through various industry networking events, market-readiness assessments, diversity training and awareness programs, and innovative marketing and promotions. Learn More


Currency
The official currency is the Canadian dollar. The U.S. dollar is widely accepted at par within the region. To get more for your dollar, we recommend that you exchange your US dollars to CDN dollars. This means more fun, more enjoyment, more of everything. Currency exchange is available at banks throughout the region. You’ll find cash machines/ATMs in most banks, hotels and shopping centres. Travelers cheques and credit cards are accepted at most (but not all) major retailers. Check today’s rate.Check today’s rate.


Language
English and French are the two official languages of Canada, with English being the primary language spoken by the majority of residents in our region. Signage, documentation and service at any government office is, by law, in both official languages, as are road signs. You will also find package labelling in both English and French.


Age of Majority
By law, you must be 19 years of age and possess valid picture I.D. to enter any drinking or gaming establishment or to purchase alcoholic beverages. You must be 19 years of age to purchase tobacco products.


Smoke-Free Initiative
The province-wide restriction includes all indoor and enclosed work and public places, including bars, restaurants, casinos, bingos, arenas, etc.


Tipping
If pleased with the service you receive, a 15-20% tip on the pre-tax bill is standard for dining, taxi rides, etc.


Taxes
The Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) is a 13% tax that is applied to most purchases of taxable supplies of goods and services in the Province of Ontario. The HST consists of a 5% federal portion and an 8% retail sales tax portion.


Official Holidays
Banks, liquor stores and government offices observe these holidays, as do most stores and business offices. Holidays that occur on weekends are observed the following Monday.





ONE REGION. COUNTLESS STORIES.

333 Riverside Drive West, Suite 103
Windsor, Ontario N9A 7C5
Toll Free: 1.800.265.3633
info@tourismwindsoressex.com