Explore the History of Goderich & Bluewater with the Driftscape App in partnership with the 2019 OHC


GODERICH, ON, May 28, 2019 – Visitors to Goderich and Bluewater will be able to explore the area’s rich history in Augmented Reality (AR) with the Driftscape App.



Driftscape in an Ontario-based mobile app company devoted to making local arts, culture and history easier to discover. Driftscape will be exhibiting at the 2019 Ontario Heritage Conference on May 31st and June 1st. The conference is scheduled to be held in beautiful Bluewater and Goderich with the theme of heritage economics.


Driftscape will use this opportunity to showcase the rich heritage of Goderich and Bluewater in an innovative way via their free mobile app and through their latest partnership with the Ontario Heritage Conference. Bluewater and Goderich represent the second region where Driftscape is active, after Toronto.


“We’re thrilled to make Bluewater and Goderich the first location where visitors can use the

Driftscape App outside of Toronto. We hope that attendees to the Ontario Heritage

Conference will give Driftscape a try and consider it for their own hometowns, and that all

visitors to the region will enjoy this new experience.”


- Driftscape CEO, Chloe Doesburg


Visitors will have the opportunity to discover over forty points of interests and four Heritage Walking tours by Heritage Goderich, one Heritage tour by the Municipality of Bluewater Explore Beyond the Shore, and two tours by the Bayfield Historical Society via the Driftscape app.


Once you’ve downloaded Driftscape you’ll be able to use the AR mode (for iOS) to find markers representing places of interest and tours superimposed on the streetscape around you. Tap a marker to see the stories behind each place and browse gorgeous historical photographs. You’ll also get a notification on your phone when there’s something interesting nearby. Did you know that the Albion Hotel located in Bayfield is said to be haunted by the ghosts of its aggrieved owners? Or the fact that in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Goderich was considered by many as "a charming watering place on Lake Huron" boasting medicinal and mineral springs. Today only one of these springs still flows. Explore this and more of their vibrant history with the Driftscape app.


More at www.ontarioheritageconference.ca and www.driftscape.com . Download Driftscape for Android and iOS today at: www.driftscape.com/download


Find Driftscape on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @DriftscapeApp and by email at hi@driftscape.com .


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Media Contact: Pooja Chitnis, Driftscape Marketing Lead: pooja.chitnis@driftscape.com , 437 972 1230

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