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Visitor Information Centre

Downtown Visitor Centre & Culture and Tourism Office

Front of the Gordon House

This location assists with: tourism inquiries, directions, Amherstburg Visitor Guide and brochure distribution, event listings and souvenirs.

Located at the historic Gordon House
268 Dalhousie Street,
Amherstburg, Ontario N9V 1W7
Phone: 519-730-1309

Contact: Anne Rota, Manager Culture and Tourism

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm

Waterfront Tourism Information Centre (Seasonal)

Visitor Information CentreLocated on County Rd. 20 north of the Town of Amherstburg
116 Sandwich Street North
Amherstburg, ON
Phone: 519-736-8320
Summer Hours (June - August): Thursday - Monday, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Fall Hours (September - Thanksgiving): Saturday - Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm

 

Visitor Information about Amherstburg and the Region, visit Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island website.

Helpful tips for visitors

 Driving
 

Wearing a seat belt is the law in Ontario.

Traffic signs are posted in kilometres and 1 kilometre is equal to .62 of a mile.

Most city streets have a maximum speed limitation of 50 kilometres per hour (Km/hr) or 31 miles per hour (mph).

Gasoline is sold be the litre, which is equal to 3.785 gallons.

Police radar detectors are illegal in Ontario.

Wearing a seat belt is the law in Ontario.

Traffic signs are posted in kilometres and 1 kilometre is equal to .62 of a mile.

Most city streets have a maximum speed limitation of 50 kilometres per hour (Km/hr) or 31 miles per hour (mph).

Gasoline is sold be the litre, which is equal to 3.785 gallons.

Police radar detectors are illegal in Ontario.
Weather

In Canada we use degrees Celsius for temperature.

To convert Celsius to Fahrenheit = multiply by 9, then divide by 5, then add 32

Summers in Amherstburg range from 21 degrees Celsius (70 degrees Fahrenheit) to 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit).

Amherstburg experiences some of the country's mildest winters.
Local Information

For information on weather, traffic, sports and more tune to AM800 CKLW, The Information Station.

A regional newspaper is the Windsor Star.

Amherstburg's local newspaper is the River Town Times.

 Currency

In Canada we use the Canadian dollars. Denominations of two dollars and lower are in coin. Although you may come across some pennies in circulation, they are no longer used or produced. All retailers will round the value of a purchase to the nearest $.05.

You will find most service providers will accept the U.S. dollar. Currency exchange can be done at any bank. You will also find cash machines or ATM's in all banks in Amherstburg.

Credit cards will be accepted at most locations. However, it is advised to bring cash to any festivals or events.
 Language
English and French are Canada's two official languages. In Amherstburg English is the predominantly used, with some people able to speak French.
Age of Majority
By law, you must be 19 years of age and possess valid picture I.D. to enter any drinking or gaming establishment or to purchase alcoholic beverages or tobacco products
Smoke-Free Initiatives
All public places are smoke-free. This includes stores, restaurants, festivals and some outdoor recreational facilities.
Tipping
When in receipt of good service, a tip approximately 15-20% of the pre tax bill is standard.
Taxes
There will be a 13% Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) applied to most purchases.
Crossing the border as a tourist

To visit Canada, please visit the Canada Border Services Agency website.

To visit the United States, please visit the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website.