Explore Vaudreuil-Soulanges is the result of an agreement between the MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges and its economic development organization (DEV Vaudreuil-Soulanges) to organize the region’s tourism industry.
After receiving a mandate to coordinate tourism promotion and development in the region, DEV decided to create a brand-new website to reflect the region’s many attractions.
This site allows tourists, citizens, and businesses to discover what to do, where to eat, and where to sleep in this vast and charming region. These days it is impossible to promote oneself without a responsive website, which is why explorevs.com aims to help local businesses gain greater visibility in the region and beyond. If you’re not on the web, you simply don’t exist!
The website came together thanks to a consulting committee dedicated to:
- Promoting Vaudreuil-Soulanges to a diverse clientele while focusing on the region’s tourist attractions.
- Encouraging local partners and attractions to collaborate on promoting and developing new and exciting projects.
- Providing a recognized platform to maximize the visibility of regional attractions.
- Improving the tools used to welcome tourists by providing local businesses with a complete and up-to-date showcase of the region.
On the road from Montréal to Toronto, or Montréal to Ottawa, Vaudreuil-Soulanges offers its visitors an array of choices that makes the local tourism industry one of its most important economic activities.
Developpement Vaudreuil-Soulanges is acting as a non-profit organization serving the touristic and economic development in the MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges. DEV aims to become a leader in sustainable economic development and an organizational benchmark in the industry.
Specifically, the team must coordinate the various support services to entrepreneurs and promote industrial development, trade, tourism, rural and agri-food industry of the territory.
One of the major values that propels us forward is openness. We believe that to approach tourism with a large and unrestricted vision, integrating commerce, culture, and citizens, is to ensure success and set Vaudreuil-Soulanges apart from other tourist destinations in Québec and beyond.
With this collaborative vision in mind, each and every tourist attraction is a partner and ambassador for the region of Vaudreuil-Soulanges. ExploreVS aims to align all the stakeholders in the industry around a common goal; we believe that the power of mutual commitment makes this happen better than with a traditional membership model.
All businesses with a tourist vocation or that might be interesting for visitors to the region are invited to contact us for information about becoming a part of ExploreVS.com.
Maddylane is a Canadian designer, photographer, and columnist. For the past 25 years, Maddylane has produced professional creations for the Canadian fashion and home decor market. Her weekly home decor columns have appeared in the Montreal Gazette, Toronto Star, Hamilton Spectator, Hudson Gazette, and other magazines and newspapers across Canada. Maddylane specializes in taking an ecological approach to the design and development of products and artwork inspired by nature.
Stephanie Azran is a freelance writer who covers everything from travel to fitness to local businesses. For the past two years she has been reporting on news in Vaudreuil-Soulanges, where she lives with her son and their cats, snakes, and mini schnauzer. Stephanie writes blogs and web copy for clients all over the world, and more locally for The Suburban and her website, www.missazranwrites.com. If she has extra time, she reads fantasy novels and writes about magic, time travel, and dreams. She is an avid traveler but loves to come home and explore the hidden treasures of her region, especially its forests and waterways. Follow Stephanie on Twitter @jasper_monster and Instagram @missazranwrites.
A tourist region with a character as diverse and dynamic as Vaudreuil-Soulanges requires close collaboration with a number of regional and extra-regional partners. From nearby and far away, here are a few of the partners promoting our beautiful region.
- Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Vaudreuil-Soulanges
- Conseil des arts et de la culture de Vaudreui-Soulanges
- Tourisme Montérégie
- Shopping Vaudreuil-Soulanges
Here are some of our neighbours! We are nestled between Eastern Ontario and Montréal, meaning that we get to work with the many regions that surround us.
- Tourisme Montréal
- Région touristique de Beauharnois-Salaberry
- Tourisme Prescott Russel
- Tourisme Basses-Laurentides
A booming region needs an image that reflects its energy and rhythms. What we came up with is a strong, striking symbol composed by vibrant colours that invoke the region’s dynamic nature while paying homage to the cultural diversity of the community. The prominent triangle form seen throughout acts as a reference to the shape of the unique and distinct territory of Vaudreuil-Soulanges.
The union of the ‘V’ and the ‘S’ allows us to read meaning in every direction. Lines extend north, south, east, and west to express the accessibility and openness of citizens belonging to a region with the wind in its sails. With this theme in mind, the logo takes inspiration partly from kites and flags, both of which have the ability to take flight. These aren’t the only elements that draw power from nature: human beings do too. The silhouette of the human form is an emblematic figure that evolves in tandem with all the components of a stimulating and animated environment.
A symbol of exchange, sharing, and reflection, we imagined a trademark image that is difficult to ignore yet easy to adopt; now, all that remains is for the region to imagine what’s next.