Surrounding Areas 

Windsor is surrounded by a rich agricultural region in Essex County, home to locally grown products and over a dozen wineries which you can visit by bicycle, trolley or a guided tour.  For more information, please visit Discover Essex County, Grown Right HereTourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island, and Point Pelee National Park.

And remember, Windsor is just minutes away from professional sports, as well as world class culture and arts. For more information please see Visit Metro Detroit. For professional sports, check out the Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Tigers, Detroit Lions and Detroit Pistons. The Detroit Institute of Arts is filled with arts and culture and the Detroit Zoo is fun for all ages.

Collage with sunset, Detroit skyline, winery and Point Pelee

One of the most obvious advantages to the City of Windsor is our location, as a border city where more than half of the North American population lives within an 8-hour drive.

Windsor-Essex County is located:
  • 800 km from Ottawa, Ontario (around an 8 hour drive)
  • 350 km from Toronto, Ontario (around a 4 hour drive)
  • 180 km from London, Ontario (a 2 hour drive)
  • 2 km from Detroit, Michigan (a 5 minute drive or bus ride)
  • 460 km from Chicago, Illinois (around a 4 hour drive)
  • 990 km from New York City, New York (around a 9 hour drive)

Photo Credit: Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island