Windsor is the southernmost city in Canada and is located in Southwestern Ontario and the region has a distinguished record of hosting national and international sporting events. Windsor was settled by the French in 1749 as an agricultural settlement. It is the oldest continually inhabited European settlement in Canada west of Montreal. The city is separated by the Detroit River and is located south of Detroit, Michigan in the United States. Windsor has a humid continental climate and summer is hot and humid. Windsor's Department of Parks and Recreation maintains 3,000 acres (12 km2) of green space, 180 parks, 40 miles (64 km) of trails, natural areas and forest cover within the city of Windsor. The largest park is Mic-Mac Park, which can accommodate many different activities including baseball, soccer, biking, and sledding. The city also boasts an extensive riverfront parks system. Windsor's nickname is the "Rose City" or the "City of Roses" and is noted for several large parks and gardens found on its waterfront. The Queen Elizabeth II Sunken Garden is located at Jackson Park in the central part of the city. Windsor is the headquarters of Hiram Walker & Sons Limited, now owned by Pernod Ricard. Its historic distillery was founded by Hiram Walker in 1858 in what was then Walkerville, Ontario. Windsor is one of Canada's major automobile manufacturing centres. The city is home to the headquarters of Chrysler Canada. Windsor's tourist attractions include Caesars Windsor, a lively downtown club scene, Little Italy, the Art Gallery of Windsor, the Odette Sculpture Park, and Ojibway Park.