Canoe411, Quebecor’s New Canadian Online Directory Site, Soft-Launches

It looks like Canoe411, the new online directory from MediaPages (Quebecor Media’s directory company) has soft-launched. Powered by Local Matters’ Destination Search Platform, it includes data from InfoCanada.

Canoe411 home page

MediaPages has announced that, in 2008, they will “begin publishing urban directories, co-branded with Vidéotron (Quebecor Media’s cableco), in the Greater Montreal and Greater Quebec City areas. These directories complete an array of regional directories currently published by MediaPages in communities across Canada, co-branded with local and community newspapers owned by Sun Media and Quebecor Media.” You can see an example of their print book here.

Canoe.ca, Quebecor’s portal, has yet to replace 411.ca with the new site.

Update (02/11/2008): it looks like the site is gone.

Update2 (05/27/2008): Canoe 411 (Canoe411.ca) Now Part of the Canoe Network

6 thoughts on “Canoe411, Quebecor’s New Canadian Online Directory Site, Soft-Launches

  1. I am 100% biased, since a competitor (yellowpages.ca), but I am disappointed (and momentarily happy) by what I saw…By contrast, check how my friend Pat Marshall, from yellowbook.com, did a superb job with his new online service..

  2. I am 100% biased, since a competitor (yellowpages.ca), but I am disappointed (and momentarily happy) by what I saw…By contrast, check how my friend Pat Marshall, from yellowbook.com, did a superb job with his new online service..

  3. Dunno – same interface as other sites, same style, and just very slow (restaurants in TO took 11+ seconds to load).

    They need to display the info they do have much better on the search results🙂

  4. Dunno – same interface as other sites, same style, and just very slow (restaurants in TO took 11+ seconds to load).

    They need to display the info they do have much better on the search results🙂

  5. This local canoe.ca site is indeed pretty pathetic.
    I’ve seen some of their print products as well, and they are equally scary.
    You would have imagined such a supposedly big company would have given birth to a professional product. Even yellowpages.ca is better…

  6. This local canoe.ca site is indeed pretty pathetic.
    I’ve seen some of their print products as well, and they are equally scary.
    You would have imagined such a supposedly big company would have given birth to a professional product. Even yellowpages.ca is better…

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