Windsor, Ontario

July 25 - 31, 2022



Guided Garden & Park Tours

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DATE: Thursday, July 28, 2022 TIME: 03:00pm – 06:00pm (Coventry Garden & Willistead Manor)

DATE: Friday, July 29, 2022 TIME: 03:00pm – 06:00pm (Jackson Park & Willistead Manor)

DATE: Saturday, July 30, 2022 TIME: 02:00pm – 05:00pm (Ojibway Nature Centre & Willistead Manor)

Bus departurs and return from Caesars Windsor

 What a combo!  Windsor is home to 210 parks AND the best pizza in the world!   When you join us on this tour, you will experience the natural beauty of one of our exceptional parks along with a visit to the gloriously restored Willistead Manor.   Every tour and story deserves a perfect ending and we have one for you.  Enjoy the most memorable pizza ever along with a beverage of your choice served to you on the outdoor patio.   This 2.5-hour tour and tasting will be one you don’t want to miss.

Anyone who walks the 15 acres of parkland property that surrounds the grand Willistead Manor knows what a special place it is. The history behind Willistead Manor is as beautiful as the property itself. Edward Chandler Walker, the second son of Hiram Walker, who was the founder of the world-famous distillery that bears his name to this day, built the breathtaking building in . Walker had lived in the manor for only nine years when he died in 1915, and six years later, it was deeded to the town of Walkerville for preservation. Now everyone can enjoy the stunning structure through events, tours, and Art in the Park.

Thursday, July 28thA tour to begin atJackson Park, with its more than 10,000 plants, is undoubtedly one of Windsor’s foremost attractions. Visitors to the Queen Elizabeth II Sunken Garden’s can enjoy the flowers of the season: hundreds of tulips in May, followed by the abundance of summer perennials and lush annuals. The park features some of the most magnificent formal gardens and fountains in Windsor.  Your next stop is a visit to the historic Willistead Manor for an outdoor garden tour and patio party with Canada’s best pizza ever!

Friday, July 29thEach year, thousands of visitors enjoy the brilliant flowers displayed at Coventry Garden, and the patios serve as unique staging areas for concerts and other events during the summer.  You will see firsthand the Charlie Brooks Memorial Peace Fountain, the only international floating fountain in the world. It can propel water 70 feet into the air and displays a light show at night.  You will then board the bus to visit Willistead Manor, built in 1906, and experience the beauty of this formal gated perennial garden.   Then you will feel like you are in heaven when you taste the best pizza you have ever had!

Saturday, July 30th – Ojibway Prairie Complex offers a live exhibit area with Eastern Foxsnake and Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnakes. A wall of windows provides a breathtaking view of the forest and the natural fireplace makes for a warm, cozy atmosphere. Brochures on the birds, mammals, herps, butterflies, trees and wildflowers of Ojibway as well as trail guides, maps and other informative handouts will be available. Designated trails are marked on trailhead signage and are suited for walking, birding, photography, and leisure cycling.   Join us for a guided tour followed by a visit to Willistead Manor, Windsor’s historic Paul Martin garden and patio pizza you will never forget!

COST: $10.00 per person (incl. tax) – transportation, two garden and park visits, and our famous Windsor-Style Pizza & beverage.

DATE: Thursday, July 28, 2022 TIME: 06:00pm – 09:00pm

DATE: Friday, July 29, 2022 TIME: 06:00pm – 09:00pm

DATE: Saturday, July 30, 2022 TIME: 06:00pm – 09:00pm

In a City home to North America’s largest distillery, we know great whisky! Did you also know Windsor is home to six breweries and six more within 30 minutes? We invite you to check out a few of our Barrels Bottles & Brews top spots during your visit. Leave the driving to us, sit back and enjoy time with friends old and new to learn the history of whisky and beer in Windsor by exploring local production, sensory elements and paired bites! Your all inclusive tour offers the following stops:

1.  Walkerville Brewery – Welcome to Windsor’s Distillery District and largest brewery Walkerville Brewery, A place of heritage, community and of course – great hand crafted beer. Production and memorabilia tour followed by a signature flight of four beers and a sampling of Windsor style pizza.

2.  J.P. Wiser’s Experience – Where it all began with the infamous Hiram Walker and the roots of Canadian Whisky. Learn about the bootlegging past of Windsor and the award winning traditions that continue today with North America’s largest distillery. Your stop begins with a sensory experience in the art of distilling followed by a memorable grain to glass tasting that will change the way you look at whisky forever!

3.  BREW Microbrewery – Off to the BREW Rooftop Patio for an intimate experience with a brewmaster. Learn more about the Barrels Bottles & Brews trail from a founding member and enjoy tasty BREW bites, with recipes incorporating their suds. 

4.  Craft Heads Brewing Co. – Finish the night off with an impressive selection of no less than 30 micro brews on tap! Don’t worry we will help you select your best brews through a fun interactive game getting to know your flavours. Hop on the bus for your return ride or stay to enjoy the friendly atmosphere a little longer.  Don’t worry, this brewery is just a short walk to most downtown hotels.

COST: $85.00 per person (incl. tax) – transportation, 4 tastings, and 2 stops with food

OR

$125.00 per person (incl. tax) – all of the above, PLUS an engraved bottle of whisky from J.P. Wiser’s Distillery and a six pack to go from Walkerville Brewery or BREW Microbrewery!

Join us at Caesars Windsor in the Augustus Hotel Tower – Floor 2 (just head up the escalators) for the Guns & Hoses lounge.

The Guns’n’Hoses Lounge will be the location for Registration each day along with souvenir sales and vendor displays.  At night, it transforms night into our Hospitality Suite.  Sit back and relax while you reunite with old friends and make new ones over a cold drink and some snacks.  Hospitality Suite hours are:

  • Monday – 7-10pm
  • Tuesday – CLOSED – Go to the Opening Ceremonies!
  • Wednesday – 7-10pm sponsored by Butler County, Pennsylvania and the 2024 Games Organizing Committee
  • Thursday – 7-10pm
  • Friday – 7-10pm