Hop across the Detroit River to Windsor-Essex, Canada’s southernmost destination, with 100 miles of waterfront, a fascinating rum-running past with Hiram Walker’s iconic Canadian Club whisky, outdoor adventure at Pt. Pelee National Park, Caesars Windsor, EPIC Wine Country and more.
Crossing the Border
Interested in paying a visit to Windsor? You can do so easily from Detroit using either the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel or the Ambassador Bridge. There’s also the Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron. Really — it’s easy. If you are a United States (U.S.) citizen, you will need one of the following identification documents to return to the U.S. by car. U.S. Passport Book, U.S. Passport Card, Enhanced Driver’s License, Trusted Traveler Program Cards NEXUS, SENTRI or FAST. For further information on passport applications, please visit travel.state.gov, Visit Windsor Essex’s website or call the National Passport Information Center at 877-487-2778.
One of the bennies of going to Windsor is you can visit the duty-free shops. Lots of perfume, tobacco products and booze at great discounts. You may have to pay duties on these items when you enter Canada or re-enter the United States if you go crazy and spend more than the allowed personal exemption. Get more info at tunneldutyfree.com. Spend 24 hours or more in the States, and the duty-free and Canadian tax exemptions on purchased goods get better and better.
Tax-Free Allowance for Americans Returning to the U.S.
$200 allowance per person for a stay that is between 24-48 hours.
$800 allowance per person for a stay over 48 hours.
There are some restrictions, so be sure to ask before you buy.
Windsor and Detroit have had friendly relations for many centuries, and we plan to keep it that way. Our pals to the south may say “eh” more than we do, but they sure are friendly. Did you know Detroit is north of Canada?