The industrial city of Windsor is situated on the south (Canadian) side of the Detroit River, linked to the U.S. city of Detroit by bridge and tunnel.
Strategically positioned on the Great Lakes waterway Windsor's port comes second only to its car industry which, like Detroit's, is the main pillar of the local economy. The good neighborly relations between the two cities are clear for all to see when they annually join forces to celebrate Canada's National Day (July 1st) and America's Fourth of July.Windsor (founded in the 1830s) and Detroit lie in an area first settled by the French at the turn of the 18th c. A trading post established by Antoine de Lamothe de Cadillac in 1701 on the north side of the Detroit River quickly became the regional center for the French fur trade before being captured by the British in 1760 and later handed over to the Americans after the War of Independence. Except for a short interval during the 1812 Canadian-American War the river has formed the frontier between the two countries ever since.
Queen Elizabeth II Gardens - Jackson Park
The Jackson Park Sunken Gardens (Tecumseh Road) and the Dieppe Gardens (Quellette Street) are particularly worth seeing for their roses (500 varieties in all totaling some 11,000 bushes).The Queen Elizabeth II Gardens are laid out in a formal pattern. There is also a bomber from World War II on site as a memorial for the soldiers from Windsor who never returned from the war.
Canada South Science City
Canada South Science City in Windsor has an expansive open area with hands-on exhibits that highlight sound, electricity, space, a solar car, kinetic art and properties of air. The Human Bubble Area is very popular as well as the Big Lagoon, which allows visitors to encounter life cycles and habitats.
Address: 930 Marion Avenue, Windsor, ON N9A2J2, Canada
Windsor Community Museum
The Windsor Community museum is an historical and ethnological museum which traces Windsor's development since the earliest days of colonization, occupies the oldest house in the city, overlooking the river. The section on North American Indian culture is especially interesting.
Address: François Baby House, 254 Pitt Street West, Windsor, ON N9A5L5, Canada
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