Essex County


Essex County is the southernmost region in Canada, and a visit to Point Pelee National Park will take you to the southernmost tip of the mainland.

If you love the outdoors, then you need to visit Point Pelee National Park, Canada’s 2nd smallest and most diverse national park with more species of plants and animals than any other national park in Canada.

With the unique geographical location of the Lake Erie North Shore Region and a unique climate, this area provides ideal conditions for growing vineyards. Located on the 42nd parallel, the same latitude as northern California and the Mediterranean, the rich soil of the region produces award-winning wines.

Essex County also boasts miles of lake shore, with two lakes (Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie) and several rivers that provide gorgeous water views. Whether driving alongside winding lake-view roads, strolling charming lakeshore towns or exploring waterfront parks, the views of the water will refresh your senses.

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Annual Events

The main festivals include:
. January – Winter Bites Restaurant Week
. February – Essex Model Train Show
. May – Festival of Birds
. May – Sip into Summer
. June – Art in the Park
. July – Fork & Cork Festival
. July – Amherstburg Ribfest
. July – Woofa-Roo Pet Fest
. July – Bluefest Windsor
. August – Art By The River
. August – Chaps & Spurs Country Fest
. August – Kingsville Folk Music Festival
. August – Sun Parlour Rodeo
. August – The Island Unplugged Music Festival
. August – Comber Festival
. August – EPIC Vintage Tasting
. August – Walkerville Buskerfest
. October – Harvest and Horses Festival
. October – LaSalle Craft Beer Festival
. October – BookFest Windsor
. November – Downtown Windsor Winter Fest
. November / December – Amherstburg River Lights Winter Festival

Attractions & Entertainment

Windsor / Essex County
Adventure Bay Family Water Park has over 35,000 square feet of indoor water adventures for guests of all ages. Attractions include waterslides, surf simulator, wave pool, activity pool and lazy river. For 12 and under dry fun there is also Cannon Cove, a 3-level indoor playgroup
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Rest & Relax

Tilbury / Essex County
This historic home was built in 1897, and is now situated on a quiet street in a quiet neighbourhood. The beautiful brick Victorian offers three guest rooms, each room has an in-suite bath, internet access, cable television and a full-service breakfast. The cozy rooms are the perfect retreat after a long day of exploring. Wake up to a delicious home-made breakfast and a lovely chat.
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Harrow / Essex County
Located in the small, agricultural town of Harrow, The Doctor’s House B & B was built in 1936 by the town-folk for the town doctor. This historical home has been lovingly preserved, and offers four guest rooms, one room has an in-suite bath, while the others have a shared bath. Your stay can be self-catered, but breakfast packages are available. A stay at The Doctor’s House B & B is the perfect country retreat!
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Key Locations

. Amherstburg
. Belle River
. Essex
. Harrow
. Kingsville
. Lakeshore
. Lasalle
. Leamington
. St. Clair Beach
. Tecumseh

. Pelee

Visit the Official Regional Site of Essex County