Cornwall Tourism Opens Visitor Information CentreMay 17, 2019
Cornwall Ontario – Visitors to Cornwall can now pick up travel guides and maps while touring Lamoureux Park.
Cornwall Tourism has opened its seasonal Visitor Information Centre in the Cornwall Community Museum. The Centre will be open 7 days a week over the spring and summer months and staffed with two tourism students.
“Many visitors naturally find themselves at Lamoureux Park and the Information Centre provides a one-stop location to find out more about what there is to see and do in Cornwall and area,” says Kevin Lajoie, Tourism Officer with Cornwall Tourism. “Last summer we welcomed 3000 people at the Visitor Information Centre along, with visitors hailing from Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, and from as far away as Germany and Australia as well.”
The Visitor Information Centre is fully stocked with Visitor Guides, maps and brochures from area attractions and local businesses. Souvenirs are also available.
The Cornwall Community Museum is housed in a stone building originally built by the Wood Family, who were amongst the very first settlers in 1784. The building has acted as a museum for over 50 years and was moved to its current location in Lamoureux Park several years ago. The Museum is operated by the SDG Historical Society and offers a great window into what life in Cornwall was like many decades ago.
“Our website and social media efforts reach people as they are planning their visit, however, once people are here they appreciate being able to chat about what’s going on,” says Mr. Lajoie. “There are so many things to do and see in the Park and downtown. The museum is an excellent place to start your adventure.”
Located along the shores of the St. Lawrence River, Lamoureux Park offers over 90 acres of parkland and amenities, including a bandshell, boat launch, splash pad, outdoor gym and play area. It is home to dozens of events, including the popular Arts in the Park series of outdoor concerts.
A free WiFi hotspot is now available at the Visitor Information Centre, and a number of picnic tables have been moved to the area to accommodate visitors who want to enjoy a picnic outside yet stay connected to the online world. WiFi is courtesy of OntarioEast.net.
About the Visitor Information Centre
The Visitor Information Centre is located at 160 Water Street East has a stock of Visitor Guides, maps and other information on area events, attractions, shops and restaurants. It is open 7 days a week, 8:30am to 4:30pm for the spring and summer months. Free parking is available.
About Cornwall Tourism
Cornwall Tourism is responsible for marketing Cornwall to attract new visitors. The office maintains a visitor information centre year-round at the Civic Complex. CornwallTourism.com is an online resource that provides current tourism news as well as a comprehensive calendar of events.
You can follow Cornwall Tourism online:
- Web: www.CornwallTourism.com
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/CornwallOntarioTourism
- Twitter: @TourismCornwall