Explore Amherstburg

Population: 21,936 (2016)

Nestled on the shoreline of Lake Erie and the Detroit River you will find the picturesque town of Amherstburg. Ranking in the top 10 safest communities in Canada, Amherstburg is a beautiful town to consider making your new home. Being one of southwestern Ontario’s oldest settlement towns, Amherstburg exudes old world charm and a rich historic heritage where you can experience our nation's culture through its museums, historic sites and galleries. Amherstburg has been awarded 5 BLOOMS from Communities in Bloom and won the 2015 People’s Choice Award for the best neighbourhood by Great Places in Canada. It’s also home to Canada’s first Miracle League Baseball and an active Coast Guard Station. Amherstburg boasts a state of the art recreation complex, award winning festivals and events, service clubs and sports teams providing an engaging healthy lifestyle for residents. Enjoy the revelled eateries and pubs, stunning conservation areas, beaches, trails, wineries, a farmer’s market, and recreational activities for all ages. A quick ferry ride across the Detroit River takes you to beautiful Boblo Island where families can spend the day exploring and enjoy a meal.  Located less than 30 minutes from the City of Windsor, The University of Windsor, St. Clair College and the Detroit border crossings, Amherstburg is recognized as a local, regional and international contributor to the Canadian economy. Amherstburg also offers plenty of conveniences such as shopping; schools; healthcare access and emergency services; close proximity to 2 international airports and major highway access, all highlighted by an affordable housing market and low unemployment level making the town an attractive destination for families, professionals and retirees.

Some Things in Amherstburg That You Won’t Want to Miss:

Libro Center

The Fort Family Fun Center

Toddy Jones Park

Fort Malden National Historic Sight

Gibson Gallery

King’s Navy Yard Park

Freedom Museum

Bellevue House

Boblo Island

Beef in the Burg BBQ

Canada Day fireworks

Ice Cream Festival

Rib Fest

Woof-a-Roo Pet Festival

Gone Car Crazy Show

Christmas Parade

River Lights

Sprucewood Winery

Fox Glen Golf Club

Pointe West Golf Club