Essex Trip Planner
Welcome to Essex!
Essex is Ontario's southern-most region and is almost entirely surrounded by water. This lush region is covered in vineyards and parks, making it a popular summer destination. Be sure to visit Pelee Island, Canada's southernmost point, for a chance to see extraordinary migratory birds, beautiful monarch butterflies and second-to-none sunsets. Pelee Island is also famous for its Wine Pavilion, which offers samples of local wines and is also a frequent venue for events around the island. Windsor, the metropolitan hub of the region, has everything an urban dweller could hope for, including the bustling, world-class Casino Windsor. Explore Ontario's naval history at the rebuilt Gordon House in Amherstburg. Everyone is sure to love the charming harbour village, Port Stanley, which offers visitors the chance to ride on a 140-year-old rail line from Port Stanley to St. Thomas.
Built in 1904-1906 in the Tudor-Jacobean style of English manor homes, the 36-room home designed by noted Detroit archirect Albert Kahn includes a Great Hall with an elaborate staircase, Drawing Room, Carrara marble fireplace and a Butler's Pantry with silver sinks.
Location: Windsor, Ontario
Current & Upcoming Events [ View All ]
Looking for something to do in Essex? Check out these current and upcoming events. If you know of an event that is not listed in the travel guide, please feel free to add an event listing (it's free).
- Family Sunday at the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery
Feb 26 » Sarnia
- March Mac'ness
Mar 04 to Mar 05 » Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery
- Port Stanley Polar Bear Dip
Mar 04 » Port Stanley, ON
Mar 11 » Windsor
- Home & Garden, RV, Boat & Recreation Show
Mar 24 to Mar 26 » Rona Home & Garden Windsor
- Bridal and Event Expo
Apr 26 to Apr 27 » Windsor
- Windsor Mandarin MS Walk
May 07 » Windsor
- Chatham-Kent Mandarin MS Walk
May 07 » Chatham-Kent
- Sip N' To Summer
May 27 to May 28 » Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery
- Tecumseh Corn Festival
TBA » Tecumseh, ON
- Windsor Psychic Expo
Aug 11 to Aug 13 » Windsor