Though not exactly tourist destinations, the University of Windsor and St. Clair College of Applied Arts and Technology are fairly famous landmarks in Canada. The University of Windsor is a research hub for automotive engineering and environmental science, and has the highest percentage of international students among Canadian universities, giving the campus a somewhat cosmopolitan feel. St. Clair College has more modern architecture and also serves as a center of automotive technology.

The history of Windsor is preserved in several museums around town. The Community Museum at the City Centre (1812 Francois Baby House) has many exhibits and programs on local history, while the Park House Museum  in Amherstburg (25 minutes south of Windsor), is a restoration of the oldest house in the region. Originally built in 1790, the house now holds furnishings from around 1850, when the prosperous Park merchant family inhabited it.  Also in Amherstburg is Fort Malden National Historic Site, a strategic military post during the War of 1812 and the Rebellion of 1837... and don't forget the Canadian Transportation Museum & Heritage Village out on the Arner Townline that features a 50's diner, world class classic car collection and the only EMS mueum of it's kind in North America and over 20 historic buildings set in the Heritage Village that tells the stories of how people live 1830 - mid 1900. go to for more info.

To celebrate Canada’s multiculturalism, Windsor has a Serbian Heritage Museum on 6770 Tecumseh Road and a North American Black Historical Museum at 277 King Street in Amherstburg.  The latter is one of several African Canadian Heritage Sites in the area, telling the story of the Underground Railroad freedom movement of the 1800s.

For contemporary art, visit the Art Gallery at the waterfront (401 Riverside Drive), with three floors of exhibits and a gift shop full of unique crafts. Odette Sculpture Park, located along the river against the backdrop of the Detroit skyline, has about 30 large pieces for visitors to admire. 

One of Windsor's hidden gems is the Windsor Wood Carving Museum located within the Central Library at 850 Ouellette Avenue. This amazing museum features the carvings of the area's finest and most talented artists, along with featured artists from across Canada. Being the only wood carving museum in Ontario and Canada it is a definite asset to the City of Windsor and Essex County. The gift shop carries one of a kind gifts for even those hard to buy for individuals. It is a must see on your trip to Windsor and Essex County.

The Canadian Club Brand Heritage Centre offers an excellent tour detailing the history of this whisky (still made here on the original distillery site), a great look at beautiful architecture of the original offices, featuring a fabulous collection of Canadian artwork.  Oh, also a whisky 'nosing' and 'tasting' if that appeals!  Just down the road, the area's only micro-brewery, Walkerville Brewing Company, has won some major accolades for its beer.

Surrounding Essex County is now home to a dozen or so wineries, with seemingly more opening daily!  The conditions here not only result in lots of award-winning vintages, but also allow growers to produce the internationally sought-after ice wine.  Southwestern Ontario Vintners Association has a map and details of most of the growers.