An Increasing Number of B.C. Campers Say They Want to Stay Connected


Summer is here and a lot of people in British Columbia are getting outside to enjoy the province’s natural beauty.

For many people, camping is about enjoying the outdoors and getting to spend quality time with family and friends. However, an increasing number of campers say that they want to stay connected.

Cultus Lake in B.C. is catering to more and more of these tech-happy campers. The park offers free Wi-Fi to those who are staying the day, while those camping overnight pay $2 per device to stay connected.

The park’s manager, Allison Levesque, says that there are between 80 and 100 people using their devices to stream movies, watch Netflix, check email, and even do business.

“Camper Dale Owens says he’s been coming back to Cultus Lake for 26 years and brings all his devices with him … phone, iPad, laptop, satellite TV — all the comforts of home. The family even has full laundry service in its trailer.”

Corice Peters, who is a mother of three, says that she wouldn’t dream of letting her children go online when they are out camping. However, Peters says that Owens is missing out on the camping experience, but Owens disagrees.

“You can do work, and relax and have fun at the same time. It’s multi-tasking.”

What do you think about staying connected while camping? Let us know in the comments below.

[via CBC News]