5 Reasons to Travel Across the Detroit-Windsor Border

Modified: July 07, 2022 | Photos by Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island

Traveling to foreign lands is always an exotic adventure. Visitors to Detroit (and the locals who live here) are fortunate enough to have adventure at their very doorsteps. With Canada a short hop, skip and a jump away, it’s no wonder that Detroit and Windsor jointly market themselves as a Two-Nation Destination. Grab your passport and uncover the joys of international travel with just a short drive across the river.

1. Get 28 percent* more for every dollar.

The stronger US dollar means a huge savings on everything from food to accommodations to activities and shopping. This is your chance to indulge — what are you waiting for?
*Average Daily rate for May 2018 was 1.28. Daily USD exchange rate varies — check today’s rate.

2. Save when you visit Essex Pelee Island Coast (EPIC) Wine Country

It’s not fresh news that Windsor Essex has a fabulous wine region with nearly 20 wineries producing fantastic award-winning vintages. What is new is the 2015 release of the Passport to EPIC Wine Country. For just $10, you’ll have access to more than $100 in savings. Enjoy fine wines while saving money — it’s a win-win scenario.

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Sprucewood Shores Winery

3. Embrace the Pursuit of Hoppiness

Craft beer is a booming industry in Windsor Essex. With four microbreweries and four more on the way, discerning beer lovers are invited to celebrate the joys of a great beer. From exciting craft beer festivals to a beer cycling tour through the streets of Windsor, it’s a great time to raise a pint to local craft brewers!

4. Explore Windsor’s hippest neighborhood

History, art, live music and creative food collide in a delightful mashup of old and new in Olde Walkerville, the town that Canadian Club built. From eclectic coffee shops and stately old mansions built with rum-running profits to delightful vintage stores filled with treasures and rustic pubs specializing in farm-to-fork cuisine, this neighborhood pulses with vibrant life and energy.

5. Find a charming town with a big heart for food

Tucked away in the sleepy countryside along the shores of Lake Erie is the town of Kingsville, which is quickly developing a reputation for inventive food with a dedication to local and seasonal offerings. Matching its great fortune of being nestled in one of Canada’s largest agricultural regions with a passion for authentic great-tasting food, Kingsville is emerging as a star on the local culinary scene.

With Windsor Essex making such a compelling case for a visit, you’ll soon be singing along to “Oh Canada”. Over and above these fabulous new offerings, don’t forget the iconic attractions like Caesars Windsor. And keep discovering more reasons than ever to take a trip across the border!

See complete details on crossing the Canadian border.

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    Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island
    333 Riverside Drive West, Ste. 103, Windsor, ON N9A 7C5