Cornwall Tourism showcasing at Montreal Bicycle ShowFebruary 13, 2020
Cornwall Tourism will be showcasing the area’s amazing cycling opportunities at the Montreal Bicycle Show next weekend.
Running from Friday, February 21st to Sunday, February 23rd at Olympic Stadium, the Montreal Bicycle Show is Canada’s largest consumer show dedicated exclusively to the world of bicycles and cycling tourism. Now in its 18th year, the show will feature over 250 vendors and it is expected to welcome over 20,000 visitors.
“Cornwall’s Waterfront Trail and cycling network is extremely popular with visitors and there is a great opportunity to attract even more tourists from Quebec and beyond,” said Kevin Lajoie, Tourism Officer with Cornwall Tourism.
The Cornwall region already welcomes a significant amount of visiting cyclists during the summer months, be it couples and families on day trips or larger group tours and special events.
“We regularly interact with visiting cyclists during the summer months at our seasonal visitor info centre in the Cornwall Community Museum in Lamoureux Park. They often remark about how beautiful the Waterfront Trail is and how nice it is to cycle on our traffic-free trails,” added Lajoie.
In addition to speaking directly with cycling enthusiasts, Cornwall Tourism will be handing out copies of the recently-released 2020 Cornwall Visitor Guide. The bilingual publication contains a variety of information on accommodations, events, attractions and things to see and do in the Cornwall area – including cycling.
“The new guide offers a great snapshot of all the great things there are to experience in our community,” Lajoie said.
Related story: Plan your visit with the 2020 Cornwall Visitor Guide
Cycling maps and other resources will also be made available to consumers.
The Montreal Bicycle Show runs from 12 pm to 9 pm on Friday, February 21st, 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday, February 22nd and 10 am to 5 pm on Sunday, February 23rd. Cornwall Tourism will be at Booth 152 at the Montreal Bicycle Show.
For more information about the show, please click here.
Cycling in Cornwall
More information on cycling, including links to downloadable or online maps, is available on CornwallTourism.com.
About the Waterfront Trail
Stretching over 3,000 km, the Waterfront Trail is a route connecting 140 communities and First Nations along the Canadian shores of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River. The trail consists of both on-road and off-road facilities.
Cornwall’s section of the Waterfront Trail is a dedicated multi-use trail that spans the entire waterfront, offering stunning views of the Cornwall Canal and St. Lawrence River – completely off-road. The Trail connects a number of attractions including the OPG Visitor Centre, Cornwall Community Museum, Lamoureux Park and the Aquatic Centre.
The trail continues to the west and east, connecting Cornwall to the communities of South Dundas, South Stormont, South Glengarry… and beyond.
Free parking for trail users is available at the Cornwall Civic Complex, which also provides public washrooms.
Looking for other fun things to do in Cornwall? Make sure to check out our Events page for info on upcoming events in the area!
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Planning to explore Cornwall? Extend your stay at one of our many great accommodations! For a listing of local accommodations, click here.
Planning a visit to Cornwall? Cornwall Tourism can help. Email us at email@example.com to request a copy of our Visitor Guide or contact us at (613) 933-0074. You can also stop by the Cornwall Tourism office inside the Cornwall Civic Complex at 100 Water Street East. The office is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
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Article by Amy Malyon