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City of Windsor hosts first look at new Peche Island tours

The City's pontoon starts running public tours Wednesday, taking over small groups — six at a time — three days a week, on the hour. Anyone interested will need to book a spot.

The City's pontoon starts running public tours Wednesday

The long and storied history of Peche Island has been inaccessible to anyone without means of water transportation — until now. (Meg Roberts/CBC)

The long and storied history of Peche Island has been inaccessible to anyone without means of water transportation — until now.

Starting this week, the City will run a ferry service three days a week — Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays for a round-trip fee of $5.

Peche Island is a City of Windsor park in the Detroit River that is only accessible by private boat most of the time.

The boat begins operating public tours to the island Wednesday and will start by taking over small groups — six at a time — three days a week, on the hour. Anyone interested will need to book a spot.

And though media was invited for a sneak peek Monday, construction crews are still working to get it prepared for tourists.

Upon arrival, tourists can expect to be treated to the island's unique sites, including a 200-year-old bur oak tree and the home of the gardener of Hiram Walker, who founded Windsor's neighbourhood of Walkerville.

More information regarding Peche Island tours is available on the City of Windsor's website.

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