Ottawa to launch "Francophone Heritage, Cultural and Tourism Corridor" as part of Canada 150

The federal government will spend $2.4 million to recognize the contribution of Francophones to Canada's identity as part of the 150th anniversary of Confederation.

The money will help develop a Francophone Heritage, Cultural and Tourism Corridor which will connect points of interest across the country based on their cultural and heritage value.

High-quality tourism products offering French-language services, special signage, a website and mobile apps will also be developed.

Francine Landry, minister responsible for La Francophonie, says the corridor will be an opportunity to promote New Brunswick's Acadie and make Canada's Francophone communities better known across the country and the world.

The corridor is expected to launch by July 1st.