We’ve been waiting months to tell you, but now we’re ready to let the cat out of the bag — development of Moving2Canada VR is nearly complete, and soon you’ll be able to use it yourself.
Moving2Canada VR will give people around the world, including people who have never been to Canada before, a full virtual experience of what it’s like to visit or live in Canada. The amazing new software is being developed in partnership with Vancouver-based tech start-up, Apollo Fir.
And before 2021, we’re planning on launching staywhereyouare.com, with the aim of making international migration obsolete with a world-wide network of VR hubs. This will allow would-be immigrants to Canada to have a fully immersive live-in-Canada experience while avoiding -25°C temperatures.
But for 2019, we’re focusing on Moving2Canada VR, through which users will be able to sample from a list of set journeys, including:
- A tour of downtown Toronto, complete with a trip up the CN Tower.
- Visiting polar bears in Northern Manitoba.
- Hiking in the Alberta Rockies.
- Walking across the Capilano Suspension Bridge in British Columbia.
- A visit through the hallways and rooms of Canada’s finest hotel, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City.
- A relaxing boat trip along the Rideau Canal in Ottawa, Canada’s capital city.
Users will also be able to create customized experiences from an expanding menu of options, curated nationwide.
“We want to give potential newcomers to Canada a sample of what it’s like in Canada before they arrive, mostly just for their enjoyment, but also potentially to help them choose a potential destination in Canada,” says Ray O’Fildapols, who led the project from start to finish.
“We’re very proud of how far Moving2Canada VR has come in such a short time, and super excited to get it out on the market,” he added.
The free beta version of Moving2Canada VR is scheduled to be released worldwide this summer. Moving2Canada plans on rebranding as StayWhereU-R on April 1, 2020.