Creating Unique Exploration Experiences

July 15th, 2021 | Ontario, Canada - Over the past few years, tourism has been at the forefront of digital innovation - gone are the days of paging through a traditional tourism guidebook. Keeping this constantly evolving landscape in mind and a goal to transform its visitor experiences, Front of Yonge & Leeds and the Thousand Islands are pleased to announce the launch of their partnership with the Driftscape App, a modern-day tourism guide!

“There is so much to experience here, and we are incredibly excited to partner with Driftscape to help showcase our area,” expressed Kim Goodman, Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands. “Not only will our residents learn more about the amazing opportunities in their own backyard as they plan their ‘stay-cations’; but it will enhance the visitors’ experience.” Jennifer Ault, Front of Yonge added, “Come, explore our parks and open spaces, take in our local fare, and learn about our amazing heritage; we can’t wait to welcome you.”

Through this partnership, Front of Yonge & Leeds and the Thousand Islands, two unique communities located on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Peoples, are all set to connect their locals and visitors with their surroundings and stories.

Did you know that our Townships are located half-way between Toronto and Montreal? Canada’s capital is only 90 minutes away. Within our borders you can find the highest peak in the Leeds Grenville area at the top of Blue Mountain (Charleston Lake Provincial Park); you can access the UNESCO designated Rideau Canal and the mighty St. Lawrence River, as well as a myriad of inland lakes. The area is home to Ontario’s oldest stone bridge, and one of Canada’s first established glassworks.

Through this app the Front of Yonge & Leeds and the Thousand Islands will showcase arts, culture, heritage, outdoor activities, local fare, and businesses. The Driftscape app will empower Front of Yonge & Leeds and the Thousand Islands to:

  • Create self-guided tours across their local area: Using audio, video and images, Front of Yonge & Leeds and the Thousand Islands will soon be able to give their visitors a complete guided experience without the need for a personal guide or guidebook, while also helping create a COVID safe experience!

  • Deliver valuable and real-time information in a way that appeals to their visitors and locals the most, while helping them safely and conveniently plan their trip - even if on the go!