Tourism in Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Rum Runners Tour
The Rum Runners Tour of Windsor, Ontario takes you back to the Roaring Twenties where prohibition was rife, and along with your fascinating guides you travel by bus along the waterfront, making several stops. Learn the secrets of the bootleggers and the methods they used to smuggle liquor across the river, of crooked cops, bootleggers hideouts and gang locations, and the story goes on by your colorful narrator dressed in a suit and hat reminiscent of those days. Tour a tough industrial neighbourhood home to many blind pigs and bootleggers as well as an upscale area of mansions built with rumrunners money. The Rum Runners Tour includes a stop at one of the areas original roadhouses for a delicious lunch and stories by the legendary Bertha Thomas who operated one of the more popular speakeasies. A final stop on the tour is The Canadian Club Brand Heritage Centre, a whiskey tasting several Canadian Club Whiskeys, shopping for souvenirs, viewing antiques and art collections before your board back on your bus and head home, come for a wonderful day.