Heritage Exploration

Pioneer Interpreters making maple candy at John R. Park Homestead

Heritage Exploration

In order to understand where we are now, they say you need to know from where we came. The Windsor-Essex community as it is now has a lot to do with the hard work and perseverance of the pioneers that transformed this region.

John R. Park Homestead and Conservation Area
A visit to this winner of the 2010 Winner of the Russell K. Cooper Award for Best Living History Museum will take you back in time to the 1850s. The house and farm buildings of John and Amelia Park are restored to bring the nineteenth century to life. Enjoy one of the many special events at this unique property.

Kingsville Train Station Community Entrance
The historically and architecturally significant Kingsville Train Station was acquired by ERCA as part of the Greenway purchase in 1995.   The external appearance has been returned to its 1889 appearance, and materials were carefully chosen to match the original. The upper level of the station, which was not historically used, has been converted into office space. In 2008, it was converted into the Mettawas Station Restaurant, while maintaining its beauty and historical integrity.

The Kingsville Train Station also serves as a community entrance for the Chrysler Canada Greenway.


  • Take a camera.