The Britton Creek and Glacier View highway rest areas in British Columbia are the first in the province to offer free Wi-Fi.
Britton Creek is found off of the Coquihalla Highway while Glacier View is on Highway 16.
British Columbia is looking to install free Wi-Fi at a variety of rest areas before the end of 2017 through a partnership with the province, Telus and the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC).
Here is the full list of rest areas receiving free Wi-Fi:
- Britton Creek, Highway 5 – 67 km south of Merritt
- Glacier View, Highway 16 – 7 km north of Smithers
- Taylor River, Highway 4 – 37 km west of Port Alberni
- Galena Bay, Highway 23 – 49 km north of Nakusp
- Mount Terry Fox, Highway 16 – 6 km east of Tete Jaune
- Loon Lake, Highway 97C – 40 km east of Merritt
Travelers will be able to figure out which rest areas have Wi-Fi by seeing the graphic on rest area signs.
The province states in an accompanying release that the free Wi-Fi is partially an incentive for drivers to pull over when using their smartphone, rather than drive distracted while using their data.
Source: Government of BC
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