May 13, 2014 2:25 pm

Free public Wi-Fi now available at select Calgary locations

CALGARY – Calgarians will now be able to access free Wi-Fi at several public facilities.

The City of Calgary launched their free public Wi-Fi service on Tuesday morning.

You’ll be able to log on at select city parks, arenas, golf courses, swimming pools and LRT stations.

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi joined Shaw Communications CEO Brad Shaw at Devonian Gardens for the official launch.

The mayor says the new service will be a big benefit for Calgarians and the city as a whole.

“This is a great service,” says Nenshi. “It’s not just about connecting to the Internet, it’s about connecting citizens… it’s about connecting community.”

There is no cost to the city or users for the Wi-Fi service, which is being provided by Shaw, the parent company of Global Calgary.

Unlike other Shaw Wi-Fi spots, users won’t need to be a Shaw customer to access the service.

It’s currently available in four locations:

  • Devonian gardens
  • Chinook LRT station
  • Village Square Leisure Centre
  • Southland Leisure Centre

“In these locations, the city’s public access Wi-Fi service will provide residents and visitors with a level of wireless Internet access that is comparable to what thousands of customers in Calgary already enjoy,” explains Shaw.

To access the Wi-Fi, look for for “ShawGuest WIFI” on your Wi-Fi list.

Officials say they are now working on getting free Wi-Fi at the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, University of Calgary LRT station and downtown LRT stations.

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