Free application offering a tour of Francophone destinations in Northern Ontario to promote tourism in the North


Available in English and French, the Destination Northern Ontario app offers ten points of interest in nine cities with maps and interactive videos

Destination Northern Ontario (DNO) announced on June 24 all new app-based “community routes”, an interactive series of tours in Northern Ontario communities with a particular focus on Francophone tourism opportunities.

The free application, available in French and English, offers guided tours, interactive maps, narrative texts and videos for those who wish to visit Northern Ontario to discover the best of Francophone culture and opportunities for experiential tourism.

A DNO press release indicates that Francophone tourism is a key priority for the organization and the application has been developed in accordance with their strategy, the Francophone Tourism Plan for Northern Ontario. The goal of the plan is to “work with Francophone communities and operators to create, enhance and connect experiences through the creation of itineraries that showcase the culture, history, food and people of the region. , thus capitalizing on the massive growth of the cultural tourism industry. “

Each route features ten points of interest for each of the nine communities, with tours available showing visitors the Francophone opportunities at hand.

Temiskaming Shores, Hearst and Kapuskasing, Dubreilville, Thunder Bay, Cochrane and Greater Sudbury are now available. North Bay, West Nipissing and French River, will be released in the coming weeks. The preload feature allows users to view routes offline and they can be verified on the BaladoDiscoveries website with a PC.

BaladoDiscoveries is the hosting platform, and the application itself is available for download in the

Apple Store and on Google Play. It is a mobile application offering “the largest network of historic tours in Canada”.

“Northern Ontario is home to many bilingual and Francophone communities that are well placed to improve their product and brand image in order to attract Francophone and culturally-seeking visitors,” said David MacLachlan, General Manager, Destination Northern Ontario “The Balado project provides an excellent opportunity to focus on the development and growth of Francophone tourism as Ontarians explore their own backyards.


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