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Southwest Ontario

Shaped by nature and steeped in history, culture, and charm, Ontario's Southwest is a mecca for fine dining, wine, festivals, arts & culture, and the outdoors. With 900+ km of shorelines, numerous river systems, nature trails, camping and scenic motorcycles routes, it's no wonder Ontario's Southwest attracts nature lovers.

Sip and savour local vintages at the region's vineyards. Situated at the same latitude as some of Europe's finest wine regions, the Lake Erie North Shore Region benefits from its proximity to Lake Erie which offers a unique maritime climate in a continental region – a winemaker's paradise.

Witness the spectacular late summer migration of thousands of monarch butterflies at Point Pelee National Park – it's also one of the world's most renowned birding spots. Catch the ferry to tranquil Pelee Island, where you can hike or bike around the southernmost tip of Canada.

Trace the Underground Railway that once carried African American people from slavery to freedom at sites dedicated to the brave men and women who dared escape slavery and helped shape this inspirational chapter in Canada's history.

Flirt with lady luck'the dazzling Caesars Windsor, see drama in an elegant setting'London'Grand Theatre or catch a show in Port Dover at the Lighthouse Festival Theatre.

Glide through the Carolinian forest on a zipline and canopy'adventure at Long Point Eco' near Lake Erie. Star-gaze from the on-site'at night, then retire to wilderness'(glamping). Nearby, sample local vintages at the Burning Kiln Winery.

Ontario's southernmost region is a unique blend of fascinating history, winged wildlife, great family entertainment, award-winning wines and of course, warm inviting beaches.