App invites world to tour virtual Winnipeg

October 16, 2017
Anywhere in the world, a person with a smartphone can now walk onto Investors Group Field, step up to a board game at a local café or watch rail workers build tracks thanks to a new app from The Winnipeg Chamber.

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In collaboration with Dan Blair, founder of Bit Space Development, The Chamber invited a dozen businesses, non-profits and iconic Winnipeg sites to be part of the first version of Winnipeg VR (available for download on iTunes and Google Play). Through 360 degree video and photography, any user with a VR headset – or a smartphone and a Google Cardboard headset – can step inside a dozen Winnipeg locales after Mayor Bowman welcomes them to our prairie home at virtual City Hall.

“We’re always looking for new ways to showcase our members and our city, especially as Winnipeg gathers increasing international attention,” says Loren Remillard, President and CEO of The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce. “It’s another marketing tool to support our members, as well as an engaging curated tour of Winnipeg for those looking at Winnipeg for investment opportunities.”

We encourage you to download the free app, take a curated tour of our city – and then share the link with friends, family and your network.


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