British Columbia

Free public Wi-Fi coming to Vancouver as early as this summer

The City of Vancouver has awarded Telus a five-year contract to offer free public Wi-Fi at 43 different locations in the city.

City of Vancouver awards Telus contract to offer free Wi-Fi for the next five years

Kits Pool will be one of 43 locations to have free public Wi-Fi in a new plan from Vancouver city council. (Conrad Olson)

If you're tired of exceeding your data limit on your cellphone bill, you may be happy to hear that free public Wi-Fi is coming soon to Vancouver. 

The city has awarded Telus a five-year contract to offer free public Wi-Fi at 43 locations around the city. The initial target locations include 26 community centres and other civic and cultural facilities.

The city says contract negotiations have not yet been finalized with Telus but council hopes to have some locations activated by this summer. 

Free Wi-Fi locations

  • Community centres — 26 locations
  • Civic facilities — 4 locations
    • Vancouver Aquatics Centre
    • VanDusen Botanical Gardens visitors centre
    • Kerrisdale Arena
    • Bloedel Conservatory
  • Civic outdoor pools — 3 locations
    • New Brighton Park Pool
    • Maple Grove Park Pool
    • Kitsilano Pool
    • Second Beach Pool & Park
  • Civic theatres and cultural centres — 3 locations
    • Orpheum Theatre
    • Playhouse Theatre
    • Queen Elizabeth Theatre
  • Public golf courses — 3 locations
    • Fraserview Golf Course clubhouse
    • Langara Golf Club clubhouse
    • McCleery Golf Course clubhouse
  • Civic marinas — 2 locations
    • Burrard Marina
    • Heather Marina

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