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More WiFi Hotspots for Manitoba Parks

May 16, 2013 12:33 PM | News

Computer KeyboardManitobans wanting to remain connected while out in the wilderness will have more WiFi hotspots this year.

The upgrades are being made to provincial parks along with more modernized washrooms and showers, new yurts.

“We know an increasing number of Manitobans use mobile devices to get online, especially young people, and we are responding,” said Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Gord Mackintosh.

“I want to enhance their camping experience whether they are using social networks to check in and post pictures of themselves in our beautifully diverse provincial parks, check weather forecasts or do other online errands while enjoying time away.”

Three WiFi hotspots are currently up in Winnipeg Beach Provincial Park and nine new WiFi hotspots in Birds Hill and Falcon Beach provincial parks will come online over the next two weeks. Campers will receive passwords and coverage maps when they check in at campground offices.