As technology continues to evolve, so so do the tools available to us in the tourism industry. When Brockville Tourism heard of this newest tool – Driftscape – we were immediately sold on the potential of this new application.
What is Driftscape?
Driftscape is a Canadian augmented reality travel application. It provides a platform for local arts, history and culture organizations to share their stories in an interactive and engaging fashion through their application. It can be used by both locals and travellers as a way to get to know a location better, from their back yard to their new vacation spot.
All you have to do is download the Driftscape application from this link. Also, you can scan the following QR code with your phone’s camera.
Through that link, you will be taken directly to the City of Brockville’s section on the app. With the app, you will be able to explore our beautiful city, no matter where you are in the world!
How Do I Use Driftscape?
When you enter the Brockville area on Driftscape, you will notice four distinct flags marking the different locations in Brockville, just like on this website:
You will be able to find information on all sorts of locations in Brockville, from finding somewhere to eat dinner to finding a place to stay for the night. You can learn more about the city through the See section, finding out more about historical locations throughout the downtown. The play section is all about the fun things to see and do in the city. There’s even an audio tour of our famous Brockville Railway Tunnel! Tours will continue to be developed as the city begins to reopen to tourism.
If you’re already in Brockville, you can enjoy even more of the Driftscape features. The Driftscape app has the ability to use augmented reality to explore Brockville in real-time! Just click on the eye icon in the bottom menu bar to get started. Check out these examples of the augmented reality in use while in downtown Brockville.
We’re excited to be able to bring Brockville to you, no matter where you live in the world. Learn more about Brockville’s history and our beautiful sights, including our islands! You’ll find Brockville (and other cities too!) available through the Driftscape app, so don’t wait – download it today!