Lifestyle

Free WiFi motion approved for Vancouver's parks and beaches

View of downtown Vancouver from Stanley Park
View of downtown Vancouver from Stanley Park's lost lagoon.
— image credit: Wikimedia Commons (author Zotium)

Vancouver's Park Board has approved a motion to put free public WiFi into the city's parks and beaches, and a timeline and budget for the implementation will be developed by park board staff and the city's chief digital officer (CBC News).

"We want to expand on the city's digital strategy, which talks about public Wi-Fi being an option across the city," said Trevor Loke, the board's commissioner, who tabled the motion. "I think it is important that the park board be a part of that.

"We also think it is important look at partnerships with private enterprise that are providing these options, that we can work with them on potential roll outs. So we want to consider all options."

If you've wanted an easier, cheaper way to upload your beach shots to Instagram or Facebook, it seems you may soon be in luck.

Of course, if the beach or your favourite park bench was a mobile-free haven, you may have lost your social excuse.

MAP: Where free WiFi is currently available in Metro Vancouver


View FREE WI-FI IN METRO VANCOUVER in a larger map

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Surrey Urban Winter Market starts Oct. 29
 
Diwali dance
 
Building literacy, one block at a time
Trustee candidates talk about education in Mission
 
Election 2014: Traffic top of mind in this campaign
 
Shadbolt to feature adult student showcase on Thursday
Reflections on the local ward system
 
Return of the Salmon to Maple Ridge
 
Ghost Ridge a nightmare

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 23 edition online now. Browse the archives.