Tourism North Bay has partnered with the Canadian travel app Driftscape to provide a map of local tours, hiking trails, businesses, landmarks and other activities.
Launched Monday, the partnership is described as “a budget-friendly way” for Tourism North Bay to have its own app, without the need to build or maintain its technical aspects.
“Tourism North Bay is pleased to partner with Driftscape to enhance our website planning capability with curated routes and itineraries,” executive director Steve Dreany said in a statement.
“This brings to our visitors the very best offerings to ensure an enjoyable experience, while exploring our open spaces.”
The launch comes as continued travel restrictions and physical-distancing measures have resulted in large decreases in tourism spending. A report last month from Statistics Canada said tourism spending fell by two-thirds in the second quarter.
The Driftscape app also provides iOS users with an augmented reality mode.
On COVID-19 safety practices, Dreany says North Bay has put in place all of the prescribed protective measures to ensure visitors and locals are kept safe.
On the web: https://driftscape.app.link/north-bay