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Plug In and Log On in Canada's National Parks

Where: Canada
May 15, 2014 at 10:35 AM | by | ()

Sharing on social media straight from the great outdoors is about to get that much easier, as Canada has big plans for some connectivity across their national parks.

Canada Parks is the group behind the new idea, as they’re responsible for keeping the signs looking good and taking out the tourist trash across almost 50 national parks and even more historic sites. Now they’re taking steps to improve the outdoor experience—at least in theory—as they’ll be installing WiFi hotspots across plenty of destinations.

To start they’ll be limiting things to a few different locations here and there, as they do want to step back and ensure that things are going well and that the plan is well received. However, they’re still shooting to get 25 hotspots fired up by the end of the year. If things go well there will be 75 hotspots across the country by like 2017, and the plan is to keep things free to access for one and all.

They do understand the quiet and solitude of nature, so they’re trying to limit connectivity only to campsites. So sharing selfies instead of taking in the scene should only be an option when you and your group have settled down for the evening.

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