Welcome to the ‘Sun Parlour of Canada’! Along with Kingsville, Leamington is one of the southernmost towns in Ontario. Located along the 42nd parallel, it shares the same latitude as northern California, Barcelona and Rome. 

Tomatoes are at the heart of this town’s history. Leamington was home to the Heinz Ketchup production plant for over a century, and although the facility is no longer operational, the town is still known as the ‘Tomato Capital of Canada’. In the centre of town is a giant tomato landmark built in 1961 that serves as the local tourism information booth.  

Leamington is also the gateway community to Point Pelee National Park, a birding hotspot and wildlife sanctuary. Migrating birds, butterflies, island views and local arts are some of the highlights in and around Leamington.

To learn more about all there is to see and do in Leamington, scroll down or visit the city's tourism website.

Where is Leamington?

Leamington is the second largest municipality in Essex County, located southeast of Windsor on the north shore of Lake Erie. Highway 3 is the main road into town, and bus service to Leamington is offered by Transit Windsor. 

Things to Know About Visiting Leamington

Whether you’re still in the planning stages or you’re already on your trip to Leamington, you'll appreciate what the locals recommend around town.

Where to get a great meal

There’s a wide selection of meals, including menu options for special diets at Lake Erie at Freddy’s Cocktail Lounge & Restaurant.

Where to get a great cup of coffee

Pick up a fresh cup of hot coffee with a delicious signature dessert at Lakeside Bakery Deli and Cafe.

Where to watch the sunrise

Find a comfortable spot to take in the sunrise at the open green park area and sandy beach at Seacliff Park.

Where to go for a drink

Cured Craft Brewing Co. is an independent, small batch brewery located in a renovated, heritage building.

Points of interest

Discover more highlights this destination has to offer.

Last updated: August 28, 2023

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