Any first time visitor to the City of Roses will be happy with their vacation location choice. This southernmost city in Canada is filled with activities for even the pickiest of travelers. Due to its historic manors, stunningly built old churches, and the green nature preserves, it would be hard to become bored in this metropolitan city. It can be hard to pick the best activities to do while in Windsor so we have compiled a list of the best sights and activities for your first visit to the city.
This turn of the last century manor will whisk you back in time to the historic 1900’s. The meticulously handcrafted interior astounds visitors time and time again as they wander from room to room on guided tours. Visitors to this grandiose house have to trouble imagining themselves as a member of the upper class. The architecture is a great backdrop for any photographer looking to take some period pictures.
The manor rents it space out for all sorts of events. It is a good choice for any engaged couples who are looking for a dream wedding site.
Ojibway Prairie Complex
This large nature reserve and park complex is the perfect place for picnic on a sunny day. This luscious greenery is a natural choice for a quick getaway from the city. Ojibway Prairie Complex is only a few minutes’ drive west of the city. If you are a fitness traveler, you will find contentment while walking, jogging or running through the trails. Even if you are not wanting to work up a sweat, a nice leisurely stroll through the park is a good way to spend half of a day.
Our Lady of the Assumption Church
Travelers who are looking to explore some of Windsor’s history can’t miss this magnificent old parish. The meticulously crafted architecture is a great backdrop for any aspiring photographer. As you reverently walk through this church, don’t forget to take in all the religious statues and murals. Just a hop, skip and a jump from the US/Canadian border, this beautiful church is a sight to behold and should not be missed.
Sport enthusiasts won’t have to miss an important game if they manage to pick up tickets for a match at the WFCU Centre. This multi-thousand person arena is the perfect place to catch all sorts of sporting events and even concerts. Travelers who are looking for a good evening event should not miss catching on here.
Art Gallery of Windsor
Cultural events and Canadian artworks are the name of the game in Windsor’s Art Gallery. Originally housed in the Willistead Manor, this collection is now in the centrally located building which is the perfect distance from the best hotels in Windsor. Visitors will be able to walk around one of the most significant preserves of Canadian art in the country. A word to the wise, while the artwork is stunning, you will get in trouble if you try to take it home. The museum gift shop has mementos for you to buy instead.