Known for its warm, humid summers and sizeable waterfront, Windsor, Ontario is a great spot for those looking to partake in water sports or head out on the lake for a fishing trip. Bordered by Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair and the Detroit River, you'll find walleye, perch, muskie and bass aplenty here. And of course, Windsor is also a gateway to great cross-border outlet shopping.

You're sure to find many good excuses to spend time outdoors in Windsor. Miles of interconnected cycling paths, manicured walking trails and gardens line Windsor's shores. In the surrounding Windsor-Essex County region, you'll find wineries and vineyards perfect for touring. Sample vintages on the mainland or make the trip to Pelee Island to taste some unique delights.

At just 42 sq. km, Pelee Island may be small, but it's also one of Southwestern Ontario's best kept secrets. The island boasts unblemished beaches, beautiful nature reserves and a one-of-a-kind winery. Catch the ferry over from Leamington and rent bikes to get around and explore the area. Accommodations on the island range from campgrounds and cottages to cozy bed and breakfasts and quaint inns. Pelee's a little slice of heaven where tranquility and relaxation meet.

Back in Windsor, take some time to check out the Caesars Windsor Hotel & Casino, offering exciting table games, slots, poker, sports betting and progressive jackpots. You'll also find top-notch entertainment along with shopping and a 10,000-square-foot fitness centre and spa. Looking to stay overnight? Caesars' 758 guest rooms and suites provide every comfort and indulgence for weary travellers – a perfect end to any Southwestern Ontario vacation.

Windsor is a fantastic destination for:

  • shopping and dining
  • outdoor adventure

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Destination basics

Visitors to the Windsor area will want to pack for the season. Hot, humid summers call for shorts and swimwear, with temperatures regularly rising into the high 20s C and even the 30s C. Thunderstorms are also common here during the warmer months, so don't forget your umbrella.

The warm weather generally continues well into the fall, with the city taking the title of warmest weather in Canada during the months of September, October and November.

In contrast, winters here are cool, often with temperatures a few degrees below zero (and sometimes as cool as -10 C). While Windsor typically receives several large snowfalls, the winter months are also characterized by periods of milder weather that break up the cold spells. Springtime in Windsor is considerably warmer, continuing the cycle of sunny, humid days.

Average monthly temperature and average monthly rainfall diagrams for Windsor

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