For contemporary public art and moments by the waterfront, fly from Sudbury to Windsor and find out what makes this riverside city a real winner.
The live entertainment, slot machines, and card tables at Caesars Windsor attract tons of casino loving tourists every year, but you won’t need luck to find fun things to do in Windsor.
Start out with one of Windsor’s best attractions, the waterfront. Windsor Sculpture Park is an excellent introduction to the city. Known as, “museum without walls” this sculpture park spotlights over 30 unique sculptures by world famous artists right on the shores of the Detroit River.
A journey through this artfully decorated green space will eventually lead you to the Art Gallery of Windsor. Crucial to Windsor’s growing art scene, this not-for-profit gallery is home to an impressive collection of visual art with thousands of paintings, drawings, and sculptures, dating back three centuries.
For some local history, embark on a guided tour through the historic halls of Willistead Manor. This mansion belonged to the Walker family (of the famous Hiram Walker and Sons Ltd. Distillery). An architectural delight, Willistead Manor features imported woodwork handcrafted by Bohemian artisans, and stone cut by Scottish stonemasons.
After taking in a bit of Windsor’s rum-running past, get some fresh air at Jackson Park. Here, peaceful moments are as plentiful as the thousands of plants and colourful blooms decorating Jackson Park’s gardens.
From the shores to the Detroit River (known as “the river of booze” during the American Prohibition) you’ll be able to spot the Detroit skyline. Don’t get too distracted by our neighbours south of the border. When you fly from Sudbury to Windsor there are lots of exciting attractions waiting to be explored.
Situated in the heart of the city, the Ojibway Prairie Complex is a conservation area teeming with wildlife and fascinating ecosystems. Fly from Sudbury to Windsor for a chance to see some rare species up close, all just a short trip away from the urban comforts of Downtown Windsor.
Ojibway Prairie Complex is a group of vast nature reserves, and a top Windsor attraction. One of its defining natural features is the tallgrass prairies themselves. As you walk through the complex you’ll see eye-catching wildflowers blooming brilliantly in the midst of the tallgrass.
Novice eco-tourists will benefit from a visit to the Ojibway Nature Centre. Both interactive and live exhibits help to familiarize visitors with the wild inhabitants of the Ojibway Prairie Complex. Guided tours will lead you through lush landscapes full of mature trees where you’re likely to find beavers, white-tailed deer, red foxes, and hundreds of bird species.
Local and visiting nature lovers alike will rejoice in the park’s wide variety of wildlife. Some animal species are exclusive to Windsor, and a variety of the area’s plants were previously believed to be extinct in Canada.
Fly from Sudbury to Windsor for a chance to uncover the Ojibway Prairie Complex and all of its rare natural wonders.
For a waterfront hub of arts and entertainment, book a flight from Sudbury to Windsor, and head downtown.
Begin your city centre journey at the Art Gallery of Windsor. Originally opened in 1943, this not-for-profit gallery features thousands of pieces. Volunteers from Windsor’s tight-knit art community work tirelessly to curate and maintain this incredible creative space.
For more insights into the city’s communities, try the Windsor Community Museum. Visual art, postcards, and handwritten documents, depict the history of Windsor. After a visit to this museum you’ll be a budding expert on the archaeology, industrial history, and the architecture of Windsor and Essex County.
When you’re searching for more things to do in Windsor, a visit to the Capitol Theatre and Arts Centre is a capital idea. This Ontario Heritage Site was completed in 1920. After a tumultuous history and frequent closures, it reopened as the permanent home of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra in 1995.
Since its founding, the Windsor Symphony Orchestra has been a name that commands respect from musicians and musical lovers. This ear-pleasing and prestigious company showcases undeniable talent. Dinner and a symphony show is the perfect way to finish off a day of downtown Windsor adventures.
Book a flight from Sudbury to Windsor where the downtown district, full of arts and live performances, always deserves a standing ovation.
Fly from Greater Sudbury Airport (YSB) to Windsor International Airport (YQG), with a quick connection in Toronto. Sudbury to Windsor flight time is 1 hour and 50 minutes on average. Connection times vary. The distance from Sudbury to Windsor is around 680 km / 420 mi.
Enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks along the way.
Porter’s check-in desk is located in the departures area.
Greater Sudbury Airport (YSB) is about 19 km / 12 mi from downtown Sudbury.
The Sudbury Cab shuttle provides service to the airport from downtown.
Please allow sufficient time to drop off your car rental before your departing flight.
Taxis from downtown cost about $55 CAD. Car service costs about $75 CAD.
Windsor International Airport (YQG) is about 10 km / 6 mi from downtown Windsor.
Car rental services are available across from the domestic baggage claim area of Windsor International Airport (YQG).
Taxis to downtown cost about $25 CAD. Car service costs about $35 CAD.
Take the Transit Windsor 8 Walkerville bus from the stop at the Windsor International Transit Terminal. The fare is $3.00 CAD.