Trip Inspiration | May 2017

Ontario's Forgotten Coast

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 4:00 PM by Jim Byers

Jim Byers explores Ontario's Southwest.

ALONG ONTARIO’S LAKE ERIE SHORELINE - Great food. Wonderful people. Terrific wines. And great outdoor experiences.

Spring Soon To Be Sprung

Friday, May 26, 2017 6:00 PM by Melissa Kern

Planning a summer beach escape is a sure cure for those winter blues.

As winter is very slowly rolling into a cool spring, the time has come when many of us look at the frosty corners on our windows with frustration and exasperation. 

Jim Byers visits Windsor Essex & Point Pelee.

ALONG THE LAKE ERIE SHORELINE – The luscious scent of lavender. A zippy Chardonnay. A tranquil boardwalk. And a ridiculously good hamburger served on a perfect patio.

Jim Byers gets to know Port Stanley.

PORT STANLEY, ONTARIO – Call it a tale of two cities. Or maybe three.

On the one hand, Port Stanley is your quintessential southern Ontario town. There are old-time B and B’s with giant porches and carpets of stunning flowers and quaint shops selling outdoor gear and fashionable women’s shoes and a cute coffee shop.

Explore the Windsor waterfront and discover Pelee Island on this 3-day tour.

Itinerary highlights: fabulous food, a sculpture park, cycling through Essex Pelee Island Coast (EPIC) wine country, exploring Pelee Island and birding.

Rondeau Rarities

Thursday, May 25, 2017 4:00 PM by Southwest Ontario Tourism Corporation

Discover the birds of Rondeau Provincial Park.

Rondeau Provincial Park boasts 335 bird species including the endangered Prothonotary Warbler and rarities like Townsend’s Solitaire, Yellow-throated Warbler and Painted Bunting. It’s a perfect choice for a relaxing birding escape with some delightful diversions on the side.

Sunsets & Songbirds

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 4:00 PM by Southwest Ontario Tourism Corporation

Discover the birds of Pinery Provincial Park.

Pinery Provincial Park's sunsets, which have been ranked among the world’s top ten by National Geographic Magazine, will be the icing on the cake after a day exploring this beautiful park. It’s rare habitats provide shelter and space for 319 different species of birds, 124 of which have nested in the park.