Often called the Automotive Capital of Canada, Windsor’s industrial heritage actually dates back to the notorious Prohibition Era. Get a taste of the city’s finely brewed history with flights from Stephenville to Windsor.
The city’s time as a bootlegging border town is prominently displayed in the Walkerville area. Stop by the Canadian Club Brand Centre where a tour will take you into the former meeting rooms of the Purple Gang and Al Capone.
Meanwhile, the quiet Walkerville streets are lined with elegant mansions and row houses, owed to the neighbourhood’s rich liquor-infused past. The community was founded by whisky baron Hiram Walker, as a quaint locale near his distillery. You can see inside one of these historic homes at Willistead Manor, built by members of the Walker family between 1904 and 1906.
Visit the city’s French roots at another old-world home, the François Baby House. You’ll find exhibits from Museum Windsor nestled in the building. Among the most interesting exhibits is a section on the War of 1812, when the home was occupied by both American and British troops.
In contrast, modern tenants now reside in Windsor’s Capitol Theatre. Opened in 1920, the theatre now hosts the renowned Windsor Symphony Orchestra. Take a seat in the massive hall and enjoy a variety of musical performances, from classical to pop.
Shift from the performing arts to a visual showcase at the Art Gallery of Windsor. The growing collection contains nearly 4,000 works of art. Wander the gallery’s masterpieces, which include a more than 300-year old English tapestry.
The contemporary paintings of Ontario’s landscapes may inspire a trip to the outdoors. You can experience Windsor’s natural beauty at the Ojibway Prairie Complex. Hike through the changing scenery of forests, wetlands, and savannas. You’ll marvel at the area’s rare plants and animals. Unwind on a trek across this scenic vista when you fly from Stephenville to Windsor.
Book a flight from Stephenville to Windsor for a momentous visit to the city’s waterfront.
The high point of Windsor’s waterfront is the Ambassador Bridge. The towering structure symbolizes a lasting legacy of trade between Canada and the United States. Completed in 1929, the iconic suspension bridge now serves as the starting line for an adventure along the Detroit River.
Just off the bridge is a captivating display of public art. The Windsor Sculpture Park contains an eclectic collection of contemporary artwork. While you can easily identify some of the sculptures, a few of them will require a bit of imagination. Still, you’ll leave the park feeling inspired to see more of the waterfront.
The Riverfront Bike Trail makes for a pleasant ride to other points of interest in Windsor. If you don’t have a bike, walk along the paved sidewalks and enjoy beautiful views of the Detroit skyline. You may want to carry a camera to capture the picture-worthy sight.
Branch off the trails and into the magnificent Caesars Windsor. Wager on a great time in the casino, decked in card games, restaurants, and a concert hall. Grab a bite of its famous Mediterranean cuisine before continuing your journey. Or sample some local flavours at the restaurants and bars on Ouellette Avenue. You can return to this busy street later, when it transforms into a prime destination for Windsor nightlife.
Your daytime entertainment options can be found at the Riverfront Festival Plaza. Drop by this open-air venue and enjoy some of the city’s thrilling festivals and events.
Discover a more peaceful atmosphere in Dieppe Gardens. The green space commemorates members of the Essex-Kent Scottish Regiment who arrived in Dieppe, France during World War II. Move across the beautifully landscaped gardens for a look at the monuments honouring other branches of the Canadian military.
Enjoy the thriving social scene on the shores of the Detroit River when you fly from Stephenville to Windsor.
The neighbourhood of Riverside offers a scenic escape from the hustle and bustle of downtown Windsor. Although separated from the city centre, the area is home to a small selection of Windsor attractions. Fly from Stephenville to Windsor for some waterfront recreation in Riverside.
During the summer months, Coventry Gardens is one of the more popular green spaces in Riverside. Nestled along the Detroit River, settle down on a park bench and watch ships calmly sail by. Or, take a walk through the stunning array of flowers towards Windsor’s Peace Fountain. The fountain puts on a spectacular display, shooting water 70 feet into the air.
Situated in the middle of the river, Peche Island is an equally riveting sight. Cruise over to the 100-acre park for a wilder outdoor adventure. If you’re an avid birdwatcher, you’ll delight in the vast variety of migratory birds on the island.
Once you’ve landed on Peche Island, hike through the woods on its nature trails. In between the trees and bushes, you may come across the abandoned summer home of 19th century liquor tycoon, Hiram Walker.
Riverside also hosts green retreats back on the mainland. Try a bike ride on the Ganatchio Trail, across the rolling meadows of the Little River Corridor. Enjoy other outdoor activities in the park including summer picnics and winter skating on its ice rinks.
Continue on the Ganatchio Trail to the WFCU Centre for an exciting game of hockey. The sports arena is home to the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). Year-round, the WFCU Centre will also keep you entertained with its lively schedule of comedy shows and concerts.
Explore the fun-filled locale of Riverside when you fly from Stephenville to Windsor.
Fly from Stephenville International Airport (YJT) to Windsor International Airport (YQG), with stops in Ottawa or Montréal, and connections in Halifax and Toronto. Stephenville to Windsor flight time is 5 hours and 10 minutes on average. Connection times vary. The distance from Stephenville to Windsor is around 2,190 km / 1,360 mi.
Enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks along the way.
Porter’s check-in desk is located in the departures area.
Stephenville International Airport (YJT) is about 2 km / 1 mi from downtown Stephenville.
Please allow sufficient time to drop off your car rental before your departing flight.
Taxis from downtown are available.
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.