Parks Canada looking to provide Wi-Fi to visitors

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The idea of going camping is often to leave the working world behind, turn off technology and be one with nature, but a move by Parks Canada could make it a little more difficult to disconnect.

Parks Canada is accepting bids from companies to provide wireless internet to visitors in national parks and national historic sites.

While it might be nice to know if that plant on the trail you’re hiking is poisonous, or if you should outrun that bear or play dead, others may cringe at the idea technology will be easier to use around the campfire.

Wi-Fi is already available at hot spots such as visitor centres or administration buildings at many provincial parks across the country. Sometimes the connection is paid for by the province or a fundraising group of the park, and in other cases there is a fee-per-use.