Discover what southwestern Ontario has to offer with flights from Ottawa to Windsor.
As a former automotive hub and rum-running port, Windsor has a deep history. If you’re looking for some of the best things to do in the city, look no further than Windsor’s storied past.
When your flight from Ottawa to Windsor lands, get right to the sights by strolling through the historic grounds of Willistead Manor, the perfect spot for a photo op. Closer to the water, the Coventry Gardens always look spectacular. Aside from lush greenery made possible by the warmest climate of any Ontario city, this fountain brightens up the park with light shows that are sure to impress.
See more nature, with a mix of culture, by heading to the Windsor Sculpture Park. This outdoor museum runs along Windsor’s waterfront, with a view as impressive as its exhibits. When you’re ready to appreciate the art indoors, visit the Art Gallery of Windsor. In a modern building with a collection of over 4,000 works of art and new artwork being added every year, this gallery makes for the perfect follow-up to the sculpture garden.
Between the Duff Baby House and the François Baby House, Windsor’s historic houses are as picturesque as they are informative. Both these historical homes house exhibits as part of Windsor’s Community Museum. Spread throughout the city, the museum’s collection cover Windsor’s history from Hiram Walker to Henry Ford, and beyond.
To add to the historic attractions, flights from Ottawa to Windsor are your ticket to a top-notch entertainment scene. The glamour of Caesars Windsor dazzles guests. With big name performers in an upscale casino setting, Caesars Windsor is your best bet for an unforgettable evening. For music lovers, head to the Phog Lounge, where independent musicians make this acclaimed venue an underground hit.
Equal parts historic and modern, flights from Ottawa to Windsor are sure to deliver entertainment from the past and present.
Get a taste of the city’s history in Walkerville with flights from Ottawa to Windsor.
Walkerville’s founding father, Hiram Walker, gave the area more than just his name - he also gave it many years of whisky production. Canadian Club Whisky courses through Walkerville’s history, as the economic lifeblood of the neighbourhood.
For a taste of what the neighbourhood is brewing today, head to Walkerville Brewery. Another one of Hiram Walker’s beverage endeavours, this brewery carries on his craft in one of his original buildings. Take a tour, have a pint, and raise a glass to Walkerville’s delicious history.
Continue with the neighbourhood’s historic theme by walking along the Detroit River, where you can see Windsor’s main rum-running route. Having given up its criminal past, this river is now more famous for its view than its booze. Biking paths have replaced smuggling paths, making the waterfront a great way to spend time outdoors.
In the 19th-century, workers in Walker’s distilleries made their homes in the neighbourhood’s row houses. With flights from Ottawa to Windsor, a walk through Olde Walkerville will take you past these charming historic houses. The quaint and quiet feel, along with the greenery in the area’s tall, old trees is the perfect way to wind down at the end of the day.
Historic, scenic, and full of charm, Walkerville is a must-stop destination when you book flights from Ottawa to Windsor.
Overlooking the Detroit River, start your trip with beautiful sights in Riverside when your flight from Ottawa to Windsor lands.
Begin your Riverside visit by heading to Coventry Gardens, where the view is almost enough to distract from this park’s amazing features. From the floating Peace Fountain, to the fishing pier, you won’t have any trouble finding ways to unwind when you fly from Ottawa to Windsor.
One of Riverside’s best attractions can be found just around the riverbend in Peche Island. Only accessible by boat, this island contains the ghostly ruins of Windsor whisky magnate Hiram Walker’s unfinished summer home, scattered along the island’s wooded walking trails.
For mainland sights, take the scenic route through Little River Corridor. This park offers access between Forest Glade and Riverside Drive, making it an easy way to enjoy some green space on your way to explore more of Windsor’s Riverside neighbourhood.
When all that walking has got you hungry, Lauzon Road is home to many of Riverside’s restaurants. You’ll find plenty of pizza places in Riverside, which is no surprise given that it’s one of the city’s favourite meals and a must-try when you fly from Ottawa to Windsor.
Once you’re all fueled up, get ready for a shopping spree at the Tecumseh Mall. With over 60 stores in this mall, you’ll have tons of options to choose from to find the perfect buy to bring back to Ottawa.
For evening entertainment, head to the WFCU Centre and catch the Windsor Spitfires take to the ice. Feel the hometown pride and cheer with Windsor as the Spitfires compete for the top in the Ontario Hockey League.
With stunning views and plenty to do, make sure to spend some time in Riverside when you book flights from Ottawa to Windsor.
Fly direct from Ottawa MacDonald-Cartier Airport (YOW) to Windsor International Airport (YQG), with a stop in Toronto. Ottawa to Windsor flight time is 2 hours on average. Connection times vary. The distance from Ottawa to Windsor is around 680 km / 420 mi.
Enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks along the way.
Porter’s check-in desk is on the third floor, in the departures area.
Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (YOW) is about 10 km / 6 mi from downtown Ottawa.
Please allow sufficient time to drop off your car rental before your departing flight.
Take the OC Transpo 97 Airport / Bayshore and Bells bus to the airport stop. The fare is $3.65 CAD.
Taxis to Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (YOW) from downtown cost about $35 CAD. Car service costs about $90 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.