Great festivals & events for celebrating spring in Ontario’s Southwest.
Looking to get outside after a long, dreary winter and celebrate spring’s arrival in a whole new way?
Did you know you’re just a short drive away from one of the world’s best locations for experiencing the spring migration of over 270 species of birds?
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.
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.
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.
Itinerary highlights: fabulous food, a sculpture park, cycling through Essex Pelee Island Coast (EPIC) wine country, exploring Pelee Island and birding.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 5:00 PM by Southwest Ontario Tourism Corporation
This four-day journey, which begins and ends in St. Thomas, takes you along quiet rural roads and a waterfront trail, down Lake Erie’s northern shoreline and through communities with rich maritime heritage and vast agricultural lands.
Using Windsor as your starting point, explore Erie County’s wine region by bike on a Wine Trail Ride. Each Wine Trail Ride includes winery tastings, tours, a guide, support vehicle and a meal made with local foods produced in the region.