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Blind River Announces Exciting Partnership with Driftscape to Enhance Local Tourism Experience

Blind River, a picturesque town renowned for its natural beauty and vibrant community, is thrilled to announce a groundbreaking partnership with Driftscape, an award winning platform specializing in enhancing local tourism experiences through interactive storytelling and digital exploration.


This innovative collaboration aims to revolutionize how residents and visitors engage with Blind River's rich sites and stories. Driftscape's cutting-edge platform will provide an immersive and user-friendly way to explore Blind River's hidden gems, historical landmarks, and cultural treasures.


Driftscape's mobile and web app will enable both locals and tourists to embark on self-guided journeys, discovering fascinating stories about Blind River's past and present. From charming local anecdotes to in-depth historical narratives, users can delve into the heart of the town's unique identity. With an array of multimedia content, including images, audio, and video, users will have an enriching and personalized experience as they navigate Blind River's attractions.


This digital tour project, funded in part by the Government of Canada, will improve access to local art and history. Driftscape will allow us to offer unique cultural experiences and connect with visitors and residents using modern technology. We are excited to see this partnership grow!” - A. Young, Museum Curator


The Blind River-Driftscape partnership will be officially launched on August 17th, 2023 with the Driftscape app featuring a curated collection of captivating stories and interactive tours mapped by the Blind River team. Residents and visitors alike can download the Driftscape app from the App Store or Google Play for free to begin their journey.


About Blind River:

Located on the north channel of Lake Huron in the Algoma District, the Town of Blind River has a unique waterfront heritage. Situated at the mouth of the Mississagi River and the Penewobecong (renamed Blind River by the Voyageurs because the river’s mouth was not visible from the canoe route), this area has been a gathering spot since the early 1600s.


The Town of Blind River was incorporated in 1906 and is well known for its logging history. Its year-round activities, arts and cultural events and endless wilderness trails makes it a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts and festival seekers alike.


Blind River offers a full-service marina, natural sand beaches, tennis courts, 18-hole golf course, arena, parks, interpretive trails, museum, art gallery, restaurants, boutiques and much more.


About Driftscape:


Driftscape is an award winning digital tourism company whose core product is a local discovery and travel app. With more user engagement features than any other exploration tool in the market, Driftscape has helped organizations such as Regional Tourism Organizations (RTOs), Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs), Convention and Visitor Bureaus (CVBs), Cultural Organizations, Outdoor Attractions, and more, digitize their tourism experiences - empowering them to share their stories in an interactive and engaging fashion to a growing base of active users.


For users, the app is a personal guide that helps them explore their surroundings from the point of view of local experts. The app also helps users discover places of interest, events, and tours from a growing list of content partners.


Available on iOS, Android and the web, Driftscape is an ad-free platform dedicated to making local culture easier to discover. There are currently over 7000 points of interest, events, and tours across Canada and in the United States on the Driftscape app.


For more information contact marketing@driftscape.com.

Note to editors: For more information, news, and perspectives from Driftscape, please visit the Driftscape Newsroom at www.driftscape.com/news or https://www.driftscape.com/media


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