Windsor-Essex Sightseeing and Discovery Tour

The depth and breadth of Windsor Essex history is as long and deep as the Detroit River itself. 

Tales of the Underground Railroad, the War of 1812 and Prohibition aren’t stories here. It’s our truth. Museum artifacts and historical residences have been preserved for your perusal as you discover the tales of globally renowned legends that took place in our backyard.


The interactive map offered on BaladoDiscovery indicates the must-see attractions in the region and gives you access to audio clips read by two dynamic voices. Listen to see…


We invite you to delve into our complex and captivating origin story by visiting the many museums, landmarks, and exhibits located across the city and county.


Our storied past of rum-running gangsters, heroic peacekeepers, and trailblazing innovators fill our long and vibrant history along with some very notable planes, trains, and automobiles.

As one of Canada’s oldest communities, our region has played a pivotal role in a number of historical events and we’re proud to honour the legacy of those who came before us.


The BaladoDiscovery mobile app allows you to access the map and content without an Internet network (Preload option).

The use of headphones also provides a better quality of experience on the premises.

Have a great experience!



Produced by the Société Économique de l'Ontario (SEO), with financial support from the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. 

Special thanks to :

Madelyn Della Valle (Chimczuk Museum; Francois Baby House; Duff Baby House); Art Windsor-Essex – Jennifer Matotek & Sean Chooti; Point Pelee National Park – Elizabeth LeBlanc & Sarah Quinlan Cutler; Fort Malden National Historic Site – Elizabeth LeBlanc; Essex County Steam & Gas Engine Museum – Gary Struhar; Ruscom Maple Farms – Rob Nadeau; Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island – Lionel Kernerman.