LGBT Market

Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island warmly welcomes the LGBT market to our region!  Countless experiences are awaiting you in the southernmost region of Canada.  As Canadians, we embrace, encourage, and support diversity. In fact, all of our staff, from Visitor Services Representatives to management, alongside a myriad of tourism stakeholders has undergone diversity training. Our region also hosts the annual Windsor-Essex Pride Festival in the heart of downtown Windsor. Contact us for assistance in planning a trip where you can relax and feel at home.

With our rich and versatile tapestry of tourism products, there is much cache value to be proud of in our region. From our EPIC wineries and passion for food to birding and outdoor excursions, from gaming and nightlife to culture and heritage, where can WE take you?

WE look forward to showcasing our region and providing experiential tourism at its best to LGBT visitors.

A sea of greenery…a paradise of produce…a waterway of immense pleasure and opportunity… trails on the forefront of outdoor captivation and retreat…These are just some of the snapshots of life which can be easily created in Windsor Essex Pelee Island.

Comprising over 400,000 citizens, our region strikes a balance between the progressive pulse of a mid-sized city and the ability to escape to the serene beauty of our county.

Let us show you our heritage as you learn about the days of prohibition on the Rum Runners tour. Or, immerse yourself in the historical significance of the Underground Railroad at Amherstburg’s North American Black Historical Museum and the trenches and barracks of the War of 1812 at Fort Malden National Historic Site. Indulge your affinity for all things motorized, as you wander through Windsor’s rich history as the birthplace of the automotive industry in Canada.

Our region, the southernmost in Canada, is bursting with a unique balminess throughout the summer and an exceptional mildness in winter. That unexpected climate offers home to a surprising variety of flora and fauna native only to this area.

We have an EPIC Wine Country, where we are positioned on the same latitude as the Tuscany region in Italy and Northern California’s Napa Valley; this provides vintners with the perfect growing season and yielding some of the world’s finest wines along the Lake Erie North ShoreWe invite you to sample that perfection at any of our wineries – now nearly 20 strong!

If you’re a fan of other libations, check out the Barrels Bottles & Brews Trail in the “pursuit of hoppiness”! You’ll experience the history of Canadian Whisky, Prohibition, and enjoy a flight of craft beer or small batch-ultra premium spirits.

Outdoor enthusiasts of every persuasion enjoy world-class bird-watching at Point Pelee National Park, spectacular eco-tourism adventures along foot and bike pathways and the divine seasonal scents of surrounding green pastures, meadows, parkland and spectacular golfing.

 Windsor’s riverfront parks, located on the banks of the historic Detroit River, stretch over 8 kilometers (or 5 miles) and offer a panorama of enticing vista points. The Peace Fountain at Coventry Gardens boasts myriad light and water-spray patterns, and the Windsor Sculpture Park is a unique outdoor ”museum without walls.” Off in the distance is the iconic Ambassador Bridge, North America’s busiest border-crossing, connecting Windsor to our northerly neighbours, Detroit, Michigan.

Moving further inland, an incredible variety of dining options await, many accentuating the notion of buying and eating local. The nightlife is scintillating in ambience, eclectic music notes and social exchanges. Caesars Windsor brings Las Vegas to the region with spectacular concerts, restaurants, high-end luxury accommodations and a 24/7 casino which knows how to exhilarate visitors and gaming aficionados alike.

So, where can WE take you?