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Population:                  307,877

Elevation:                    623 feet above sea level

Land Area:                   685 square miles

Location:            Windsor is located at the southernmost point of Canada, just across the U.S. border from Detroit, Michigan

Time Zone:            Eastern Time Zone (when it’s noon in Windsor, it’s 11am in Chicago and 9am in Los Angeles).  Windsor observes Daylight Savings Time from April - October

 

Weather:

Average Temperatures

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Year

°C

-4.5

-4.0

1.0

7.9

14.1

19.5

22.4

21.3

17.3

11.0

4.0

-2.2

9.0

°F

23.9

24.8

33.8

46.2

57.4

67.1

72.3

70.3

63.1

51.8

39.2

28.0

48.2

 

Average Rainfall

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Year

mm

55.3

54.8

67.2

69.0

80.3

86.6

84.3

76.0

71.3

59.3

63.9

63.2

831.8

inches

2.2

2.2

2.6

2.7

3.2

3.4

3.3

3.0

2.8

2.3

2.5

2.5

32.7

 

Local Seasons:

 

Due to the beautiful weather as well as numerous attractions, sights to see, and things to do, the summer tends to be the busiest time of the year.  With average temperatures during this time of year slightly over 22 C (72F), it’s the perfect time to get out of doors and enjoy many of the activities available both in and around the city.  Spring and fall are cooler but still comfortable enough for any type of activity.  Both seasons are exceptionally lovely as Mother Nature produces spring colors as the blossoms bloom and the earth begins its transition back to green.  Fall showers the visitor with vibrant colors as the leaves turn and winter arrives.  The winter can be cold and it does snow, transforming the city into a postcard like picture:  a picture where the visitor is seen sitting by a warm fire, enjoying a warm drink while dining on some of the area’s fine cuisine. 

 

How to Get There:

 

By Car:

From elsewhere in Canada:

The southernmost City in Ontario, visitors can reach Windsor and environs via Hwy. 401, which terminates in Windsor.  Signage for Windsor's City Centre and Tunnel to U.S. is clearly marked off Hwy. 401, near the City, as is signage for the Ambassador Bridge to U.S.

 

From the United States:

 

Entry to Windsor, Canada, is via either the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel or Ambassador Bridge. The Tunnel is the only international sub aqueous car tunnel in the world. It has a maximum roadway depth of 75 feet beneath the river surface, is nearly a mile long and is the fast downtown connection between the heart of the City of Windsor and Detroit, Michigan. Transit Windsor also operates a "Tunnel Bus" service which shuttles between Windsor's and Detroit's City Centres, providing quick and easy access.

 

 

By Air

Windsor Airport

3200 County Rd. #42, R.R.#1
Windsor, ON N9A 6J3
519-969-2430
Windsor Airport, the convenient advantage for tourist, business and convention travelers, is located just minutes from downtown Windsor/Detroit and capable of handling aircraft of all sizes. Passenger services at the airport include restaurant/bar, cash machine, business centre, shuttle and taxi service, four car rental agencies and a full International wing with resident Customs. The terminal has been designed to be passenger friendly to minimize walking distance throughout the terminal and adjacent automated parking lots.

 

Detroit International Airport

Detroit, MI 48242

734-942-3550

Located directly across the U.S. border from Windsor, the airport is served by many of the recognizable worldwide airlines as well as many local and regional carriers.

 

By Train

VIA Rail

298 Walker Road
Windsor, ON N8Y 2M9
888-842-7245 (Canada or US)

Windsor's VIA Rail station is a five-minute drive from the border, just off of Riverside Drive East. VIA provides direct service from Windsor to Toronto, stopping at points between and connecting to points east and west from Toronto. VIA tickets can be obtained directly by calling them, or from your travel agent.

 

Ground Transportation

Most of the major car rental companies, as well as taxi and limousine service is available at the airport as well as throughout the city.  In addition, the Transit Windsor Shuttle (519-944-4111) bus includes a stop at Windsor Airport. In addition to public transit throughout the City of Windsor, it also provides group shuttle services by arrangement. 

 

By Water

City Marina Lakeview Park Marina
9200 Riverside Drive East
2450 McDougall
Windsor, ON N8X 3N6
519-948-3383

Lakeview Park Marina is open seasonally mid-April through October, located approximately 6 miles East of Windsor's City Centre, where the Detroit River meets Lake St. Clair. In addition to some 300 permanent wells, transit boaters are moored on the Little River and the Federal Wall as and when available.

 

How to Get Around:

Due to the many sights and attractions both in and around Windsor as well as the proximity to Detroit, the best way to get around is by either personal or rental car.

 

National Holidays:

New Years Day             January 1             

Good Friday                  Date Varies            

Easter Monday              Date Varies               

Victoria Day                  Monday proceeding May 25                    

Canada Day                  July 1 (The Holidays Act provides that July 2 is Canada Day when July 1                                          Is a Sunday)

Labour Day                    First Monday in September

Thanksgiving Day           Second Monday of October          

Remembrance Day         November 11     

Christmas Day               December 25

Boxing Day                   December 26               

 

 

 


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