Francophone/bilingual tourism in Canada

The domestic and international Francophone tourism markets represent more than 274 million potential visitors to Canada and its provinces and territories. Millions of these potential visitors live in the United States or a few hours away by plane in Europe, specifically France, Belgium, Switzerland and Eastern Europe. At the same time, Canada has exceptional heritage, culture and tourism potential to attract these Francophone and Francophile visitors.

Le Corridor is an RDÉE Canada initiative.

National classification for Francophone and bilingual tourism

  • Structure French-language and bilingual tourist services
  • Meet market and client needs
  • Make the destination and products more competitive

service-en-francais

Our members’ projects

Ontario
The Champlain Tourism Route

Drawing its inspiration from the major expedition by Samuel de Champlain in 1615-1616, the Champlain Tourism Route offers a range of cultural and tourism experiences and provides services in French or in both official languages.

Alberta
Balado Discovery

Discover Rouleauville, Calgary’s historic French quarter, and its 14 sites through the BaladoDécouverte podcast tour.

National
Le Corridor

Le Corridor is a collection of Canadian Francophone heritage, culture and tourism products that offer visitor services in French.

British Columbia
Explorer’s pocket guide

Discover and visit British Columbia in French: It’s possible with the explorer's pocket guide!

Canadian Francophone tourism outside Quebec: Economic value added!

Francophone tourism awareness kit

Are you a tour operator, a local authority, a financial partner? This kit is for you!

Tourism working group

The tourism working group has four main focuses:

  1. Research and expertise: updating and utilizing statistics on and economic benefits from Francophone tourism in Canada
  2. Development: supporting Le Corridor and deploying the national classification of French-language services
  3. Marketing: attending tourism fairs and promoting Francophone tourism in Canada
  4. Development and enhancement of partnerships: promoting tourism and Le Corridor to OLMCs and other partners
Julie Fafard
Director, Tourism Development and Entrepreneurship, and Economic Issues Working Group Leader
CDEA
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Julie Fafard
Director, Tourism Development and Entrepreneurship, and Economic Issues Working Group Leader
CDEA
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Roukya Abdi Aden
Manager, National Economic Development and Employability Coordination
RDÉE Canada
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Roukya Abdi Aden
Manager, National Economic Development and Employability Coordination
RDÉE Canada
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Paul Muamba
Economic Development and Employability Counsellor
RDÉE Canada
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Paul Muamba
Economic Development and Employability Counsellor
RDÉE Canada
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Ricky Hitchcock
Tourism Development Officer
RDÉE PEI
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Ricky Hitchcock
Tourism Development Officer
RDÉE PEI
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Sira Diabira
Youth Entrepreneurship and Tourism Coordinator
CDÉTNO
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Sira Diabira
Youth Entrepreneurship and Tourism Coordinator
CDÉTNO
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Sylvie Foidart
Tourism Product Development and Liaison Officer
CDEM
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Sylvie Foidart
Tourism Product Development and Liaison Officer
CDEM
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Aurore Lambert
Tourism Development Officer
RDÉE NL
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Aurore Lambert
Tourism Development Officer
RDÉE NL
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Emilie Thibeault-Maloney
Tourism Development Manager
AFY
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Emilie Thibeault-Maloney
Tourism Development Manager
AFY
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Gwen Leblanc
Manager, Community Development Services
CDÉNÉ
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Gwen Leblanc
Manager, Community Development Services
CDÉNÉ
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Isabelle DeBruyn
Tourism Manager
SÉO
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Isabelle DeBruyn
Tourism Manager
SÉO
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Jean De Dieu Ndayahundwa
Manager, Community Economic Development
CÉCS
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Jean De Dieu Ndayahundwa
Manager, Community Economic Development
CÉCS
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Marie-Ève Michon
Community Economic Development Manager
RDÉE NB
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Marie-Ève Michon
Community Economic Development Manager
RDÉE NB
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Nicole Smith-MacGregor
Project Manager - Tourism
SDECB
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Nicole Smith-MacGregor
Project Manager - Tourism
SDECB
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