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Bois Blanc Island, sometimes known as Boblo Island, is a Canadian-owned island in the Detroit River that is part of Amherstburg, Ontario. The island measures around 4.0 kilometers (2.5 miles) long, 0.80 kilometers (0.5 miles) wide, and 110 hectares (272 acres).
What to Expect:
A high-class environment with family values
Bois Blanc Island, sometimes known as Boblo Island, is a Canadian-owned island in the Detroit River that is part of the Amherstburg, Ontario municipality. The island is approximately 4.0 kilometers long (2.5 miles), 0.80 kilometers width (0.5 miles), and 110 hectares in size (272 acres).
Green space aplenty, it is an active community but also laid-back and relaxed
When Fort Amherstburg (now Fort Malden) was established in 1796 to guard passage along the Detroit River after Detroit, Michigan was turned over to the Americans, the island was strategically important. The fort's guns were able to reach the island over navigable waters, securing the river.
Old home of Boblo Island Amusement Park
The old home of the Boblo Island Amusement Park, which opened in 1898 and closed on September 30, 1993, is known across the region. The signature rides included The Nightmare (coaster), Falling Star, Wild Mouse, Sky Streak, and Screamer. In 1988, a parking stub from Boblo Island was found. In 1988, a parking stub from Boblo Island was found. The park was serviced by SS Ste. Clair and SS Columbia for almost 85 years.
You'll Fall In Love With:
The beautiful summer weather and cozy winter relaxation
The weather in Amherstburg is significantly warmer than the rest of Canada, with winter temperatures averaging around -5°C. Summer days may be hot, but the city's proximity to the Detroit River and Lake Erie ensures that there is always somewhere to cool off. The beach surrounding Bois Blanc Island and Colchester Beach are both popular with people, though White Sands Beach is the closest to downtown.