City of St. Catharines
ST. CATHARINES – Good times at the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre are now easier to like, share and tweet.
Free Internet access is now available at the museum using Skyway Wi-Fi, the City’s free Wi-Fi service. Visitors can use free Wi-Fi with their own smart phones, tablets and laptops throughout the museum’s galleries, the main floor lobby, the second floor and the lower level archive library.
“Free Wi-Fi lets our visitors search the web while in the museum and puts more information about the Underground Railroad, the Welland Canal, local soap box derbies and our other exhibits literally at their fingertips,” said Kathleen Powell, supervisor of the City’s historical services department and curator of the museum. “We encourage our guests to use their devices in our galleries to enhance their visit with us and to stay connected so they can share their experiences.”
“Free Wi-Fi is becoming more and more commonplace at commercial places and public spaces,” said Kathie Briggs, the City’s information technology manager, adding Wi-Fi is already available at City Hall and the St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre. “Plans are in the works to offer free Wi-Fi at other City facilities, including the Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre and the Meridian Centre when it opens next year.”
Users are reminded that when accessing personal or sensitive information anyone also using a wireless device could intercept information sent to and from your device. Security and privacy protection is the user’s responsibility when using Skyway Wi-Fi.