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Canadian Club Brand Center

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Address: 2072 Riverside Drive East, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 4S5, Canada
Phone Number: 519-973-9503
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Learn about the birth of Canadian Club and the history of Hiram Walker...
Learn about the birth of Canadian Club and the history of Hiram Walker. You will experience a guided tour through the original 1894 office building, highlighting the periods of 1920-1932. We’ll visit the Speakeasy and see where the rumrunner’s meetings took place, the boardroom that now features group of seven paintings, and the sampling room that outlines our key markets. The tour also includes an 8 minute production video and a formal whisky tasting.
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We had a very nice tour of the center. The history of the business and impact on surrounding areas were covered. Our tour guide was wonderful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Fraser, Michigan
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Brampton, Ontario, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We did the distillery tour. It gave us a lot of interesting history on the Canadian Club Rye Whiskey. Only $10 fee for admission. Seemed a little long, but it was quite interesting.

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Fraser, Michigan
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120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We had a very nice tour of the center. The history of the business and impact on surrounding areas were covered. Our tour guide was wonderful.

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NE Ohio
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73 reviews 73 reviews
11 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The tour is really worth seeing. Our tour guide took us through the history of whiskey through prohibition - learned a bit of american and Canadian history....even if it wasn't a great part in our history for either country.

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Harrow, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Very informative tour, detailing the history of Hiram Walker family and their Canadian Club Wiskey. As a long term resident of Windsor, I still learned many things about the history of the family, Walkerville and the impact to the city that I didn't know. Definitely recommend this tour to locals and visitors. Loved the tasting selections at the end of... More 

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Whyalla, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Nestled in Windsor is this magnificent place to visit. Absolutely briming with history and a very passionate group of staff that take you through a tour of the building. A visit here is well worth it and a must see when visiting Windsor.

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

A few points as to why this is a worthwhile attraction... Beautiful building in a lovely neighborhood of Windsor. The building alone is worth the time, so if you're an architectural buff with minimal interest in whiskey, it's worth the money. Entertaining and well-trained guide - he was well-versed and had a polished presentation from telling us about the building... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We showed up late and they were nice enough to offer us a short private tour. They were incredibly nice! The tour was great with a great view over the river. The history of Windsor and Canadian Club was very interesting! The tasters are the end were... difficult. Hahahaha my husband and his friend LOVED them... but I'm not much... More 

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Yorba Linda, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

My husband and I visited Windsor for a half-day trip. The Canadian Club Brand Centre was by far my favorite thing about Windsor! Make sure you take the tour, it is well worth the $10/person (FYI have cash, does not take American debit cards). Visited on a Sunday, tours at Noon and 2pm. Tour lasts a little under 1.5 hours.... More 

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Oshkosh, WI
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27 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

At first I was unsure what to expect when I entered, but I soon became pleasantly enthralled with the experience. There is a LOT of history within these buildings. I only wished that the tour would be expanded to actually take you through the actual production areas to actually see what happens. I loved all of the history and the... More 

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LaSalle, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

While taking a trip around Windsor with the Rum Runners Tour we stopped at the old Hiram Walkers now known as Canadian Club. It is on Riverside Drive East. We spent an hour and a half there on a guided tour of the amazing interior offices and boardrooms. We were told stories of the past owners and how this company... More 

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