Windsor Tourism

Windsor Tourism Ambassadors will be on site during parts of the conference for help with excitement and activities after the conference. Their website gives you information about Windsor. Also Wikitravel provides more background information.

Below is a list of interesting things to do in Windsor for an hour or two:

Art Gallery of Windsor
401 Riverside Drive West
Hours: Wednesday 11 am - 8 pm, Thursday, Friday 11am – 9pm,
Saturday, Sunday 11am – 5pm, Monday and Tuesday closed

Odette Sculpture Park: Riverside Drive West
Take in contemporary sculptures along the waterfront during your 30 to 40 minute walk from the Radisson or Hilton Hotel to the University.

Old Sandwich Town

Bâby House Museum
254 Pitt Street West, Windsor (near Windsor Transit Centre)
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday 2 pm - 5 pm, closed Mondays

Hiram Walker and Canadian Club
Canadian Club Brand Heritage Centre, 2072 Riverside Drive East In 1858
The Hiram Walker & Sons Limited was founded on the site of this building. Guests are invited to partake in a tour of the premises and learn about the legacy of the Canadian Club Brand. Enjoy a complimentary drink at the end of the tour.
Hours: Tours run at 12:00, 2:00 and 4:00 Wednesday – Saturday; 12:00 and 2:00 on Sunday.

Walkerville Brewing Company
525 Argyle Road Originally established by Hiram Walker in 1889 and re-established in 1998, the WBC is the region's oldest and largest microbrewery, producing all-natural, premium product. Hours are Mon-Sat 10am-6pm with free tours and tastings on Saturdays.

The Casino has a grand opening of its new extension during conference week – renamed Casesar’s Windsor. It is located on the waterfront, close to the Hilton and Radisson Hotels.

The Palace is an old-fashioned movie theatre on the corner of Ouellette and University showing up to date movies.

Staying longer and / or going further afield

Waterfront Festivals: Carrousel of the Nations
This has been running for over 30 years and showcases Windsor’s diverse population. It begins the 13-15 June with Carrousel by the River, an outdoor family festival at Riverfront Festival Plaza and features international food and bazaar vendors, children’s area and continuous live entertainment.

2008 Windsor Summerfest
Summer Fest is a 12 day long festival, which takes place along the scenic riverfront in Windsor Ontario. This festival is a perennial favourite for the entire family, offering something for all ages, and stages. For anyone staying on after the conference, the excitement builds with the International Target Fireworks Show, one of the largest and most spectacular in North America, lighting up the sky over Windsor and Detroit on Monday June 23.

Point Pelee National Park
A lush Carolinian forest oasis at the southern tip of Canada, Point Pelee National Park resounds with migrating song birds in the spring, hums with cicadas in the summer, flutters with Monarch butterflies in the fall and is a peaceful place of reflection in the winter.

Pelee Island
Pelee Island provides visitors with a myriad of opportunities. Whether taking a bike ride, going for a swim, browsing through the local shops visiting Pelee Island Winery or indulging in the food and drink that the Island has to offer, Pelee Island can satisfy your desire for calm and quiet or for new sights and sounds.