AR:TROUTEBlue – NEW 2019
THE BIG ART ROAD TRIP
THOMPSON OKANAGAN GOLD COUNTRY- Destination Mural Town Circle Route!
TAKE AN AUGMENTED REALITY TRIP INTO ANOTHER ART DIMENSION
Larger than life art, a camera and a tune blasting from your car, the blue of the sky and the open road with nothing but destination mural town on your mind. There’s simply no better way to creatively experience the people and places of North Central Washington and the Thompson Okanagan Region of British Columbia.
Experience the corridor through the artist lens. Be the Artist in your story
in partnership with:Destination BCGold Country Communities Society Tourism Vernon
EXPLORE BIG ART
Experience connected cultures while supporting artists and rural communities in the creative economy.
Vernon, Merritt, GOLD COUNTRY, Kelowna, Lake Country, Lumby, Armstrong, Enderby, Salmon Arm, Sorrento, Chase and Kamloops! Experience 25 BIG AR:TSPOTS that connect these communities!
DRIVE THE BLUE AND GOLD ACCROSS CANADA..Driving from eastern Canada to the country’s west coast is a major DESTINATION MURAL TOWN undertaking, but a rewarding one that you will not forget.
IMMERSE YOUR TRAVEL in diversity of the people and landscape when arts sploring the country. Enjoy the art travel lens through a range of cultures, languages and dialects, provinces, time zones, and topographies that are all compelling and Canadian.
The stops included on this itinerary are tied together with large art. The wayfinder art sign gateways that make you stop and stay to explore more art.
DRIVE THE BLUE and let the new digital art app show you a Canadian road trip, driving from Montreal, Quebec, west to Vancouver, British Columbia through the artists of Canada eyes!
- APP NEEDED -AR:T ROUTE BLUE -Destination Mural Town app
- LARGE ART -MURALS -MONUMENTS AND ROAD HOUSE PUBS
- Distance covered: 4,600 kilometers / 2,860 miles
- Hours driving: About 54 hours, an average of 7 to 8 hours behind the wheel each day
- Nights: 7 (This number can quite easily be reduced to 4 or 5 if you are willing to drive 10 to 12 hours per day. Of course, an even better option is to add a couple of stops along the way and take even longer).
- Time zones covered: 4 (Beginning in the Eastern time zone, you’ll move through Central, Mountain and end up in the Pacific time zone).
- Currency used: All provinces in Canada use the Canadian dollar, though some, especially those close to the U.S. border, may accept American money.
- Safety: Canada is generally a safe country, with strict gun laws and a crime rate much lower than in the U.S. That said, be sure to keep your car locked when you’re not in it and your valuables in a safe place. 911 is the emergency number everywhere.
- Speed limits: Highway speed is between 100 and 120 km/hour depending on your province.