Tourism & Travel Services
The Windsor-Essex region has many unique characteristics that are especially attractive to visitors including its rich and diverse history which includes key historic events such as the War of 1812, the Underground Railroad, and Prohibition to name a few. It also has a number of amenities and attractions including (but not limited to):
Wineries and agri-tourism
A variety of outdoor experiences such as hunting, fishing, boating, eco-tourism, along with being a world-class birding destination; and
- Gaming and nightlife. A particular highlight for the region is Caesar’s Windsor which has anchored a tourism sector that has historically generated above average economic activity.
Our unique location provides excellent accessibility to 60% of the entire population of the United States and Canada. The Windsor-Essex Region has everything you need to make your next meeting or event a complete success. We boast a wide array of excellent meeting and hotel facilities, complemented by our fabulous parks, waterfront gardens and abundance of excellent entertainment, dining and shopping establishments.
Canada's most popular gaming destination, Caesars Windsor was recently renamed upon completion of their $400 million expansion. Amenities include a four-diamond hotel with two towers featuring 758 beautifully-designed guestrooms, a 100,000 sq ft state-of-the-art convention centre, and a 5,000-seat entertainment centre that features premiere entertainers.
Conference space is also available from many facilities throughout the Region and can accommodate functions such as concerts, seminars, trade exhibitions, business meetings, and workshops from as small as 20 people to more than 3000.
Experience the thrill of Caesars Windsor's gaming excitement with the latest in slot action and a wide variety of table games. Feel the exhilaration with a roll of the dice, a spin of the reels and the anticipation of the next hand.
Discover the Essex Pelee Island Coast (EPIC) Wine Country
Situated at the same latitude as the Mediterranean, the Essex Pelee Island Coast (EPIC) benefits from its proximity to Lake Erie which offers a unique maritime climate in a continental region. Grape growers in the Lake Erie North Shore and Pelee Island Designated Viticultural Areas grow some of the world's finest vinifera and French hybrid wine grapes that continually and reliably produce award winning, world class wines, including naturally produced ice wines.
The region is a winemaker's paradise blessed with exceptional soil conditions and a regional climate which offers longer sun hours and greater heat units than any other area in Canada. In fact, geographically speaking, it is located as far south as northern California and the Tuscany region of Italy, and further south than the renowned Bordeaux and Burgundy wine regions of France.
Our region is experiencing rapid wine tourism growth, with 17 wineries and more to come. Experience fine wines and exquisite food pairings from many of the regional wineries.