We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Canadian Club Brand Center

2072 Riverside Drive East, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 4S5, Canada
+1 519-973-9503
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Great place, so bad that it is closing

This has been one of the must-dos every time I am in Windsor (I live in Michigan). Now that the... read more

Reviewed April 17, 2017
Nancy R
,
Bruce Twp
Tour

Very nice place lots of nice woodwork and a lot of history to learn about you won't be disappointed... read more

Reviewed April 10, 2017
Pat O
,
Windsor, Canada
via mobile
Read all 258 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Learn about the birth of Canadian Club whisky and the history of Hiram Walker. You will experience a guided tour through the original 1894 office building, a replica of a 16th Century Italian Renaissance Palace, highlighting the periods of the Prohibition Era. We’ll visit the Speakeasy and see where the gangster 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 a formal whisky tasting.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“al capone” (31 reviews)
“tour guide” (21 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
2072 Riverside Drive East, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 4S5, Canada
CONTACT
Website
+1 519-973-9503
Write a ReviewReviews (258)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"al capone"
in 31 reviews
"tour guide"
in 21 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 19 reviews
"hiram walker"
in 41 reviews
"great tour"
in 22 reviews
"whiskey tasting at the end"
in 6 reviews
"distilling process"
in 4 reviews
"basement room"
in 3 reviews
"gift shop"
in 10 reviews
"lots of history"
in 7 reviews
"rye whiskey"
in 3 reviews
"interesting stories"
in 3 reviews
"prohibition era"
in 7 reviews
"visit windsor"
in 6 reviews
"history lesson"
in 4 reviews
"detroit area"
in 3 reviews
"detroit river"
in 7 reviews
Filter

11 - 20 of 255 reviews

Reviewed April 17, 2017

This has been one of the must-dos every time I am in Windsor (I live in Michigan). Now that the owners want to close it down, it's just depressing. The history of this beautiful building, the Canadian/American history attached to it, HIram Walker's family's history,...More

4  Thank Nancy R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Very nice place lots of nice woodwork and a lot of history to learn about you won't be disappointed the staff there is very friendly and knowledgeable and the whiskey is very tasty don't wait book soon before it closes

Thank Pat O
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 10, 2017

We lived here 50 plus years and finally in hearing they were going to stop the tours we decided to take advantage on a saturday morn. We were pleasantly surprised of the history in our own backyard. It is a shame that they are not...More

1  Thank Annette D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour! You could tell that the staff really enjoyed their jobs! Hoping something will change and they save this gem. Too beautiful and full of history to lose!

1  Thank 8_is_enough_in_MICH
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

Planned for weeks to hit their tour. Was told no reservations were accepted. Got to the door and sign says sold out. Found out that the DID take reservations. Poor customer response from the front desk. Really disappointed.

Thank Karen h
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 29, 2017

Not sure how much longer this building will be offering tours to the public. It is a beautiful old building well worth a visit. The rooms have been left as they were in the day that the family was living and working here. It will...More

1  Thank lrovere
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 28, 2017

This is a magnificent building filled with Windsor history. The tour centers on prohibition and it is really interesting. You learn where the saying, " The Real McCoy" comes from as well as the word, "cocktail". The furnishings and the art work are fantastic. Our...More

1  Thank LEllen12
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 28, 2017

After reading their website regarding tours, Decided to try it last Saturday. Since the website stated "No Reservations", I got there early and since there are multiple tours each day, I figure there would be no issues. Boy was I wrong. While you can't reserved...More

1  Thank perkmember7
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 15, 2017

The building is incredible with the details, the history and the water views. The tour was very informative, interesting and educational. I would love to go back and do it again. A nice whiskey tasting at the end in the bank section. One of my...More

Thank Davidamy617
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 14, 2017

The Brand Centre is the epitome of the best that came from Hiram Walker and family to promote growth in Walkerville and Windsor . ..it is the best in architecture , design , decor , landscape and furnishings . .. but it is about to...More

Thank Kathie R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 35 hotels in Windsor
Comfort Suites Downtown
160 reviews
1.10 miles away
Caesars Windsor
8,568 reviews
1.12 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Downtown
19 reviews
1.43 miles away
Holiday Inn Express Windsor Waterfront
26 reviews
1.45 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
F&B Walkerville
70 reviews
.19 miles away
Carrots N Dates
103 reviews
.17 miles away
The Carvery
94 reviews
.51 miles away
The Twisted Apron
395 reviews
.26 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Olde Walkerville Neighborhood
156 reviews
.72 miles away
Willistead Manor
87 reviews
.48 miles away
Walkerville Brewery
58 reviews
.16 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Areata C
September 1, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from 8_is_enough_in_MICH | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately a few months ago they stopped the tours and closed the building. Locals are holding out hope that someone comes through and saves this beautiful building and piece of history.
2
Votes
zippd
June 14, 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from 8_is_enough_in_MICH | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately they ended their tours the end of April. We are holding out hope that they find a way to reopen for tours. It will be a shame if they do not reopen. It is a beautiful facility full of history!
0
Votes
Judith G
February 26, 2017|
Answer
Response from Tish_Harcus | Property representative |
Hello, on Fridays and Saturdays, until the end of March, our 5pm tours are shortened by not going to the second floor of the building (Art gallery). The tour includes a visit to all the historic rooms, the CC SPEAK EASY... More
0
Votes