Households in Cornwall, SDG to receive ‘staycation’ guides

August 5, 2020
Staycation guides
Staycation guides

Every home in Cornwall and the United Counties of SDG will receive copies of ‘staycation’ guides to help round out their 2020 holiday plans enjoying some of the amenities in and around the region.

The partnership was initiated in part by Stormont, Dundas and South Glengarry MP Eric Duncan, whose office is mailing a copy of both the Cornwall Staycation Guide, and SDG’s Discover Guide, to homes in the riding.

“The coronavirus pandemic means many of us are choosing to spend some time getting reacquainted with some of the fantastic tourist destinations and visitor amenities right here,” said Duncan. “These guides can be used for the balance of 2020 to help families and others plan activities closer to home.”

An army of municipal staff and volunteers spent several days packing more than 46,000 envelopes with the guides and a message from Duncan.

“Our guides were created earlier this year before the pandemic and represent a significant investment by residents and businesses in the United Counties,” said SDG tourism coordinator Karina Belanger. “As the province slowly and prudently reopened different economic sectors this summer, it was felt that distributing these guides locally would be of great importance to businesses who rely on tourism dollars.”

Kevin Lajoie, the City of Cornwall’s tourism officer, said the staycation guides offer information that can be used this summer and beyond.

“Most of the amenities and destinations in our region are available into the fall and in some cases the early winter. These guides can be used by our residents to plan weekends or after-school jaunts even after summer has concluded,” he said.

Read online

Want to check the guides out online? You can find them at the links below:

Cornwall Staycation Guide
SDG Discover Guide

Play it safe!

We all have a part to play in combating the spread of COVID-19. Residents are encouraged to wear masks in indoor public spaces and practice frequent hand washing and physical distancing. For the latest guidelines and restrictions related to COVID-19, please visit the Eastern Ontario Health Unit website.


Looking for other fun things to do in Cornwall? Check out the Explore section of our website for other fun-filled activities to keep you busy. Better yet, consider extending your stay with a night at one of our great accommodations!