Be greeted with a warm welcome in Southern Ontario when you book flights to Windsor.
A storied history of rum-running and a bright future of natural conservation makes Windsor the perfect balance of heritage activities and outdoor adventures. Whether you’re following in the footsteps of the city’s whisky and beer baron, Hiram Walker, or standing in Canada’s southernmost spot at Point Pelee, Windsor’s points of interest are always toast-worthy.
When your flight to Windsor lands, dive into the city’s past with a visit to some of the historic structures left behind by Hiram Walker. The turn-of-the-century homes of Olde Walkerville were once company houses for Walker’s workers. Willistead Manor, originally built for Walker’s second son, now serves as a public park for the city.
Plan a visit to Peche Island to find where history and nature meet in harmony. You’ll discover the ruins of the summer home of Hiram Walker, where the island’s vegetation has overgrown to present a strange and serene environment.
With a flight to Windsor, find more of nature’s wonders back on the mainland, where the wilderness has taken over completely in Windsor’s Ojibway Prairie Complex. Some of Ontario’s rarest ecosystems thrive in this park system, which resembles a pre-settlement Windsor.
For a modern park and some creative art, stroll along the shores of the Detroit River in the Windsor Sculpture Park. Over 30 large works dot the path of this scenic route, using the river as their backdrop. Away from the elements, the Art Gallery of Windsor completes the city’s collection with over 4,000 works within its walls.
After experiencing its arts Windsor’s entertainment awaits. If you’re looking for things to do in Windsor after dark, Caesars Windsor combines casino gaming, shows, and dining, in one luxe, Las Vegas-style locale.
Although it’s been almost 100 years since the city provided drinks for prohibition-era parties, you’ll find it still knows how to have a good time when you book flights to Windsor.
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Take a trip to the wild side in the Ojibway Prairie Complex when you book flights to Windsor.
The Ojibway Prairie Complex is a collection of five closely situated natural areas, all within just a 10 minute drive from Windsor’s downtown. This beautiful nature reserve has expanded over the years to include 350 untamed hectares, which hold some of Windsor’s most fascinating wildlife.
With your flight to Windsor, you’ll find that this group of ecosystems composed of five distinct parts each present their own natural appeal, including the ever-popular Ojibway Prairie Provincial Nature Reserve. Each segment sustains a unique variety of plants and animals, some of which you won’t find anywhere else in Ontario.
From green herons, to white-tailed deer, and the rare blanding’s turtle, creatures of every kind call Ojibway home. Keep your eyes peeled and your camera ready for these wild local residents as you pass through the park.
The animals aren’t the park’s only inhabitants worth looking out for. The area’s plant life is always ready to be photographed, including incredibly rare Ontario tallgrass prairie and oak savanna. You’ll also find 533 species of flowering plants live in the park, including 60 species that are specific to prairies.
To best explore the Ojibway Prairie Complex after your flight to Windsor, take any one of the numerous trails that trace through the area. Ojibway Park is the perfect start, featuring well-kept walking trails and a Nature Centre for educational exploration that’s free of charge. In the Nature Centre, head to the live exhibit area with eastern foxsnake and eastern massasauga rattlesnake, which is always a crowd favourite.
With flights to Windsor, visit the Ojibway Prairie Complex to start off your trip on the right foot with tons of natural beauty.
On the shores of Lake Erie, you’ll find a slice of paradise after your flight to Windsor.
Point Pelee National Park’s lakeside location, combined with a lower latitude, creates a climate more typical of the southern United States than Canada. In this Carolinian climate region, plants and animals usually only found south of the border thrive.
The birds of Point Pelee are one of the area’s biggest points of interest. Wildlife spotting reaches whole new heights in this national park, with birds ranging from red-winged blackbirds and white ibises, to more exotic avians.
Pack a pair of binoculars on your flight to Windsor to catch a glimpse of the colourful plumage of migrating and local birds. There is no shortage of plumage in Point Pelee, with more than 370 species identified.
After having your eyes to the birds in the skies of Point Pelee, change your sights to look toward its waters. Now that you’ve discovered the creatures in the air, you can canoe through the waterfront ecosystems on a guided boat tour to get acquainted with the park’s aquatic wildlife.
When your canoe ride is finished, take a walk through a swamp on the Marsh Boardwalk. Along this elevated 1.5 km trail, your feet will stay dry as you tour the wetland. From the path, you can climb into one of the viewing towers for a sweeping view of the swampland below.
Make your way to the Tip Trail, a 1 km path that follows Point Pelee’s shoreline, right to mainland Canada’s most southern point. At the very tip, you’ll see the strong currents that form at the tip in Lake Erie.
While the currents are too strong for you to go in the water, you’ll still have a spectacular view from the tip. Looking south, you might just spot Pelee Island, where vineyards produce grapes for the Pelee Island Winery.
Make this sweet location a stop after your flight to Windsor to discover your own escape to paradise in Southern Ontario.
Porter’s check-in desk is located in the departures area.
Windsor International Airport (YQG) is about 10 km / 6 mi from downtown Windsor.
Taxis from downtown cost about $25 CAD. Car service costs about $35 CAD.
Please allow sufficient time to drop off your car rental before your departing flight.
Take the Transit Windsor 8 Walkerville bus to the airport stop. The fare is $3.00 CAD.