The History Just Pours Out of This Place

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Canadian Club Brand Centre July 17, 2013

What’ll you have? During the Prohibition era, if any kind of alcohol was the answer to that question, chances were the glass was filled thanks to distilleries right here. During those “dry” days, when making, selling and consuming alcohol was banned in the United States, the flow of Canadian booze across the Detroit River kept speakeasies and blind pigs well stocked. From 1920 to 1933, rum running came alive and reached epic proportions with as much as 75% of the alcohol consumed in America during Prohibition transported on waterways between Windsor and Detroit.

Today, the “spirits” of this colorful era in history come alive at the Canadian Club Brand Centre. The tour takes visitors back in history to the height of the Hiram Walker family’s success and his personal friendships with the biggest names in history – Henry Ford and Thomas Edison. Guests are brought into the basement’s Speak Easy room where meetings were held with Al Capone and The Purple Gang and the tour finishes on a high note with a formal whisky tasting.

Craving an authentic culinary experience?

Windsor is one of the most diversified cities in Canada. Stroll through Erie Street and indulge in some of the best pasta, pizza and panini you can get without crossing the ocean. Feed your appetite for the exotic in Chinatown and Little Vietnam along Wyandotte Street West in Windsor. Further down the road, in the neighbourhoods of Wyandotte Street East, feast on Middle Eastern delights such as shish tawook, fattoush, and tabouli. For more traditional fare and a pint or two, stop into one of our historic pubs in Old Walkerville or Sandwich Town.

The biological diversity and vast mosaic of natural areas, including open waters, wetlands, and lush farmlands make Windsor Essex one of the most agriculturally productive regions in the country. Taking advantage of this, chefs use locally sourced ingredients whenever possible creating one-of-a-kind foodie experiences that are so authentic you can’t imagine them being anywhere else.

Experience Canada’s southernmost wine region.

See, smell, sip and savour robust reds, crisp whites and delicate ice wines that makes this is a true wine lover’s destination. Hop on an old-fashioned trolley or take a guided wine trail ride and pedal through the enchanting Lake Erie North Shore (LENS), sampling award-winning vintages at the almost 20 wineries that make up EPIC (Essex Pelee Island Coast) Wine Country.

There is also a passport available which contains over $100 in savings and benefits to the holder that can be redeemed as you visit each of the participating wineries, restaurants, accommodations and activities.

Looking for legendary excitement and entertainment?

The excitement continues after dark at Caesars Windsor where guests can enjoy two floors of exciting gaming action, a spectacular nightlife filled with headline entertainment at The Colosseum, live music at Cosmos Lounge, fine dining at award-winning Nero’s Steakhouse, and the Vegas-style premium nightclub Ariius. With 758 Four-Diamond hotel rooms, 100,000 square feet of flexible convention space, fitness facilities and the best in gaming and entertainment at your doorstep, your experience at Caesars Windsor will surpass all expectations.

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