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Windsor

Windsor is a city in Southwestern Ontario, Canada, located on the south bank of the Detroit River directly across from Detroit, Michigan. Windsor is the southernmost city in Canada, and is the third most populous city in the province of Ontario, after Toronto and Ottawa.

Windsor is situated in a unique geographical location, being the only major Canadian city located south of the 42nd parallel. This location has enabled the city to become the gateway between Canada and the United States. The city is connected to Detroit by the Ambassador Bridge and the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel.

Windsor has a rich history, with evidence of human habitation dating back to the early 1600s. The area was first settled by the French in 1749, who named it LaSalle. The area was later taken over by the British in 1760, and was renamed Windsor in honour of the town of Windsor, England.

Throughout its history, Windsor has been an important industrial and transportation hub. During the 1800s, the city was a major hub for the Great Lakes shipping industry. In the early 20th century, Windsor became a major automotive manufacturing centre, with the Ford Motor Company and Chrysler Corporation setting up factories in the area.

Today, Windsor is a vibrant and diverse city with a population of over 200,000. The city is home to a number of cultural attractions, including the Windsor Symphony Orchestra and the Art Gallery of Windsor. The city also hosts a number of major events, such as the Windsor-Detroit International Freedom Festival and the Windsor International Film Festival.

Excursion tips for a day in Windsor

As a tourist in Windsor, Canada, there are many exciting activities to explore and enjoy on a day trip. Here are some of the best things to do in Windsor:

1. Take a stroll along the scenic Detroit Riverfront.
2. Visit the historic Fort Malden National Historic Site.
3. Tour the impressive Windsor Castle.
4. Enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants along Ouellette Avenue.
5. Shop at the Windsor Crossing Outlet Mall.
6. Visit the Art Gallery of Windsor to explore its impressive collection of Canadian and international art.
7. Spend the day at the Adventure Bay Family Water Park.
8. Take a boat tour of the Detroit River.
9. Check out the Windsor Sculpture Park and take in the unique outdoor art.
10. Take a tour of the Caesars Windsor Casino.

Experience Windsor with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Windsor. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Windsor

Windsor, Canada, has a humid continental climate with warm, humid summers and cold, snowy winters. Spring is usually mild with temperatures ranging from -2 to 19 degrees Celsius and occasional showers. Summer temperatures range from 16 to 30 degrees Celsius with high humidity levels and occasional thunderstorms. Fall temperatures range from 8 to 24 degrees Celsius with occasional rain showers. Winter temperatures range from -7 to 3 degrees Celsius with frequent snowfall and cold winds. Overall, Windsor has a moderate climate with distinct seasonal variations.

Cruise weather for Windsor

Our weather forecast for Windsor helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 26.7 °C
min: 20.1 °C
13.7 m/s
22.3 m/s
38.6 %
16.2 m
67.3 %
1,011 hPa
06:11:08
21:05:03
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 22.8 °C
min: 15.4 °C
14.4 m/s
23.8 m/s
24.9 %
16.3 m
65.1 %
1,018 hPa
06:12:00
21:04:19
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 25.8 °C
min: 14.9 °C
8.6 m/s
14.4 m/s
9.6 %
16.3 m
61.5 %
1,020 hPa
06:12:53
21:03:32
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 27.5 °C
min: 17.1 °C
10.1 m/s
16.2 m/s
22.3 %
23.1 m
60.2 %
1,020 hPa
06:13:47
21:02:44
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 27.6 °C
min: 18.6 °C
10.1 m/s
15.5 m/s
49.7 %
24.1 m
63.9 %
1,020 hPa
06:14:42
21:01:53
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 27.1 °C
min: 18.8 °C
10.4 m/s
18.7 m/s
51.8 %
23.8 m
67.6 %
1,018 hPa
06:15:38
21:01:01
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 26.6 °C
min: 19.7 °C
12.2 m/s
20.9 m/s
66.3 %
24.1 m
72.1 %
1,018 hPa
06:16:34
21:00:07
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 25.8 °C
min: 20.2 °C
13.3 m/s
22.0 m/s
76.4 %
20.3 m
82.6 %
1,019 hPa
06:17:31
20:59:11
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 26.6 °C
min: 20.7 °C
9.0 m/s
14.8 m/s
100.0 %
22.3 m
80.1 %
1,017 hPa
06:18:28
20:58:14
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 26.6 °C
min: 21.4 °C
11.2 m/s
16.9 m/s
85.9 %
19.4 m
90.0 %
1,014 hPa
06:19:26
20:57:14
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 28.1 °C
min: 21.2 °C
11.2 m/s
17.6 m/s
95.5 %
22.2 m
86.0 %
1,014 hPa
06:20:25
20:56:13
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 29.6 °C
min: 22.1 °C
15.8 m/s
35.3 m/s
74.9 %
19.9 m
83.0 %
1,011 hPa
06:21:24
20:55:11
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 34.3 °C
min: 24.9 °C
21.2 m/s
42.5 m/s
54.1 %
23.9 m
74.3 %
1,010 hPa
06:22:23
20:54:06
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 29.1 °C
min: 22.8 °C
16.6 m/s
41.8 m/s
77.4 %
22.1 m
87.7 %
1,015 hPa
06:23:23
20:53:00
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 31.0 °C
min: 22.4 °C
23.0 m/s
37.4 m/s
56.4 %
18.1 m
81.6 %
1,015 hPa
06:24:24
20:51:53

Cruises to Windsor

Would you like to travel to Windsor on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Windsor.

Scheduled ship calls in Windsor, Canada
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Sep. 13th 2024 Friday, 13th of Sep. 2024 MS Hamburg 01:30 pm 07:00 pm
Sep. 28th 2025 Sunday, 28th of Sep. 2025 HANSEATIC inspiration 12:00 am 12:00 am
Oct. 14th 2025 Tuesday, 14th of Oct. 2025 HANSEATIC inspiration 12:00 am 12:00 am
Oct. 1st 2026 Thursday, 1st of Oct. 2026 HANSEATIC inspiration 12:00 am 12:00 am
Oct. 13th 2026 Tuesday, 13th of Oct. 2026 HANSEATIC inspiration 12:00 am 12:00 am

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