Did you know that Cornwall is home to Ontario’s only hot air balloon festival? Or that the Glengarry Highland Games are the largest Scottish games outside of Scotland?
These are just two of the many interesting tidbits of information to be found in the 2012 Visitor Guide for Cornwall and the Counties, which is now available at information stands throughout the area – and beyond.
The Visitor Guide is the “go-to” reference document for people visiting Cornwall and Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry. The 94 page booklet contains detailed information about the numerous events, attractions and accommodations to be found in the area – yet it is small enough to be carried in your back pocket.
“The interests of visitors are diverse, and it is important that the Visitor Guide contain as much useful information as possible,” said Linda Wilson, Executive Director of Cornwall and the Counties. “At the same time, people want to be out exploring our museums, shops and restaurants – and they do want something light and easy to carry.”
The Guide was published by the Seaway News and contains bilingual listings on over 200 events, attractions and businesses.
“This year’s guide offers a crisp and clean design template that we think visitors will find attractive and easy to read,” said Ms. Wilson. “Pulling it off in such a short time period was possible due to the collaboration between our advertisers, publishers and Tourism staff.”
The guide features the work of local photographers such as Roxanne Delage, Lynn Armstrong, Rob Lefebvre, Dean Ducas, Dan Morency, Jason McNamara and Bob Peters.
Over 40,000 copies of the Visitor Guide have been printed – and a few hundred have already been handed out at trade shows this spring. The Visitor Guide is now available at strategic locations throughout Cornwall and S D & G, including the Tourism office located at the Historic Cornwall Jail. It will also be distributed throughout Ontario, Quebec and the Northern U.S. in hopes of catching the attention of eager travelers.
Of course, visitors planning a trip to the area are welcome to request a free copy of the guide via the CornwallTourism.com website.
“The Visitor Guide is just one of the publications available to visitors,” said Ms. Wilson. “We are planning a series of brochures celebrating key activities, starting with a 2012 Festivals and Events brochure that is hot off the presses and is simply beautiful. I urge everybody to drop by and pick up a copy.”
For more information, visit www.CornwallTourism.com