On behalf of Town Council and Administration I would like to welcome you to Historic Amherstburg. One of the oldest most picturesque towns in Southwestern Ontario, Amherstburg is nestled on the shores of Lake Erie and the Detroit River, a mere 25 minutes away from the Windsor/Detroit border.
Charm, character, unmistakeable history and genuine hospitality is what you'll find here!
While in Amherstburg, please enjoy a drive along our beautiful waterfront, take a walk through our spectacular parks or visit our award winning wineries. Browse for unique take homes at any of our quaint specialty shops or boutiques. Eclectic dining, tea rooms and English style pubs await your palette. A visit to the art galleries, the riveting story of slavery at the Amherstburg Freedom Museum and to the Fort Malden National Historic Museum where you will learn about the War of 1812 and the Rebellion of 1837, are all part of Amherstburg's authentic history!
Take part in many of the festivals and events held in Amherstburg all year long, including the Shores of Erie International Wine Festival, the River Lights Winter Festival, both "Top 100 Festivals" in Ontario, or the Amherstburg "Gone Car Crazy" show, acclaimed as the best car show in Southern Ontario, just to name a few.
Our world class sports complex, home to the Junior C Hockey Club, the Amherstburg Admirals, Canada's first Miracle League baseball diamond and a fully accessible playground, hosts numerous events including the Ontario 55+ games, and the popular one of a kind Woof-a-Roo pet festival.
Named the Safest Community in Canada by statistics Canada three years in a row, Amherstburg is not only a great vacation destination but an ideal community to call home!
Aldo DiCarlo, Mayor