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About Amherstburg

Welcome to Amherstburg!

Steeped in historic charm and situated on the banks of the Detroit River at the mouth of Lake Erie, Amherstburg is one of the oldest towns in the province. Its unique, century old buildings and lovely waterfront setting makes Amherstburg the perfect scenic getaway! Identified as a "War of 1812"community, its history is riveting but its modern amenities make it an unforgettable destination!

Boblo Island ferry boatAmherstburg was voted as the 2015 People's Choice Winner; Great Places in Canada. With gardens abound, Amherstburg was recognized as a Communities in Bloom; 5 Bloom winner 2015 with special Floral and Heritage features and a Communities in Bloom National 5 Bloom Bronze winner in 2016.

In 2016 Amherstburg won an award from Ontario Parks Association for BEST container plant and hanging baskets!  In 2017, the Town's gardens received a Canada 150 Experience Designation by the Canadian Garden Council. Rhododendrons in King's Navy Yard Park

If that wasn't enough Amherstburg also ranked as the Safest Community by Statistics Canada 4 out the 5 past years!

A choice destination whether it be to visit or live. Business View Magazine outlines a few of the many reasons Amherstburg is the perfect place to be, in their spring 2017 article.

Amherstburg is Accessible, Affordable, Amazing... and it's all here waiting for you to discover.

You'll love it here!

Map of Amherstburg