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About Amherstburg


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Why is Historic Amherstburg such a sought after destination?

  • amherstburg welcome signThe Safest Town in Canada (based on Statistics Canada 2012 crime severity index data)
  • It has Ontario’s warmest climate and is one of the most southerly towns in Canada
  • All the benefits of a modern town but with old world charm
  • Community steeped in history for over 200 years
  • Lots of green space yet close to international airports and large city centres
  • Great entertainment choices with an abundance of restaurants, festivals and recreational activities
  • Century old buildings and quaint shops
  • A war of 1812 community
  • Beautiful parkland and waterfront
  • Boating, fishing and hunting in abundance
  • Quick and easy commutes to city or country areas
  • Just 20 minutes to the Ambassador Bridge; your gateway to the USA and North America’s #1 border crossing
  • Breathtaking views along the waterfront of passing freighters, yachts and sailboats
  • Ideally situated and in close proximity to:
    • Navy Yard Park
    • Fort Malden- A National Historic Site
    • Gibson Gallery
    • Black Historical Museum
    • Centennial Park / Amherstburg’s new arena the Libro Centre
    • MGM and Caesar’s Windsor Casino
    • Henry Ford Museum
    • Windsor’s Devonshire Mall and many malls in the USA
    • Palace of Auburn Hills and Ford Field
    • Many local Wineries
    • Major Hospitals
    • University of Windsor
    • St. Clair College
    • Many agricultural areas including farmers markets and fruit/vegetable stands

There’s so much more to see and discover in Amherstburg and Essex County!