Fly from Québec City to Windsor for a scenic tour of the city’s waterfront.
Windsor has traditionally been a bustling centre for trade between Canada and the United States. The Ambassador Bridge, completed in 1929 is an enduring symbol of this legacy. Today, the towering suspension bridge provides a backdrop to the arts and culture scene taking shape along the Detroit River.
Hop on the Riverfront Bike Trail for a quick ride along the city. The route leads to some fun things to do in Windsor. Drop by the Windsor Sculpture Park, filled with awe-inspiring public artwork. You’ll want to follow this up with a visit to the Art Gallery of Windsor where over 4,000 works of art reside.
Continue on the trail to Dieppe Gardens for an incredible view of Detroit across the river. In this green space, historical monuments pay homage to World War Veterans. The park owes its name to Dieppe, France where the forces landed in 1942.
Delve further into the city’s past at one of its iconic residences. The François-Baby House, built in 1812, is a part of Windsor Museum. Trace Windsor’s history from its early days as a French settlement right into the 20th century.
Venture into the Prohibition Era at the Canadian Club Brand Centre. The informed guides will help you uncover the hidden routes used by bootleggers on the Detroit River. Step into the centre’s Archive Room, a former meeting place of Al Capone.
Savour a taste of some cultural heritage with flights from Québec City to Windsor.
Mosey over to the historic Walkerville district following your flight from Québec City to Windsor.
Walkerville was established by liquor tycoon, Hiram Walker, as a small village near his distillery. Under his guidance, it blossomed into a charming enclave characterized by elegant mansions and green spaces. On a stroll through the area, you’ll definitely notice the beautifully preserved 19th century row houses and mansions.
At the centre of the neighbourhood is Willistead Manor. This former private home of the Walker family, built in 1906, is now open to the public. However, before entering the building, its alluring gardens will likely draw you in.
Outside Willistead Manor are the Paul Martin Gardens and Willistead Park. Dedicated to Canada’s former Prime Minister, the Paul Martin Gardens is renowned for its bright red roses. Follow brick-laid paths into Willistead Park for a walk beneath stately elm, oak, and chestnut trees.
The nearby green space of Lanspeary Park blends Walkerville’s old-world appeal with modern recreation. Relax and watch the lively outdoor activities unfold. Join the local residents in summer lounging at the pool, or skate on the smooth ice rink in winter.
Take things up a notch at another popular point of interest in Windsor. The Olde Walkerville Theatre is a well-regarded venue for the performing arts. Drop by for a riveting rock concert and listen as the new age sounds echo in the classic hall.
Fly from Québec City to Windsor for an eventful time in historic Walkerville.
Fly from Québec City to Windsor for an escape into this urban wilderness.
In contrast to being one of Ontario’s most urban cities, within Windsor is an immaculate nature retreat. The Ojibway Prairie Complex covers 604 acres of pristine wetlands, prairies, and forests west of the city.
The nature reserve is divided into four distinct parks, namely Tallgrass Prairie Heritage Park, Ojibway Park, Black Oak Heritage Park, and Spring Garden Natural Area. You’ll be amazed by the transition in scenery of each green space.
Walk across the blooming fields of wildflowers in the Tallgrass Prairie Heritage Park. Dragonflies fluttering above the ponds in this area are a mesmerizing sight. Just as spectacular are the rare wild indigo duskywing butterflies and their colourful flicker against the green foliage.
Head over to the Nature Centre in Ojibway Park to learn more about the wildlife. The cutting-edge facility boasts interactive exhibits and guided tours of the parks. Let one of the guides take you through an exciting day of photography, bird watching, and hiking.
Black Oak Heritage Park, near the Detroit River, was once used as farmland by early Aboriginal people and, later, European settlers. The park’s location along the river adds to the appeal of Windsor’s skyline.
You’ll spot more of the Ojibway Prairie Complex’s rare animals in the Spring Garden Natural Area. Move carefully through the shrubbery which shelters species like the grey fox and red-headed woodpecker. Opt for a scenic ride on the Spring Garden’s bike paths that wind through the woods.
Explore an additional 230 acres of wilderness at the nearby Ojibway Prairie Provincial Nature Reserve. Climb up to the lookout in this neighbouring green space for breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.
Discover the wildly interesting Ojibway Prairie Complex with flights from Québec City to Windsor.
Fly from Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) to Windsor International Airport (YQG), with a quick connection in Toronto. Québec City to Windsor flight time is 2 hours and 50 minutes on average. Connection times vary. The distance from Québec City to Windsor is around 1,050 km / 650 mi.
Enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks along the way.