Originally Posted by Mark424
Yes, ATT is best. Verizon is not reliable (I know from personal experience....)
Wifi on the way to AK is non-existent except for just a few places that we know of. Once you leave the Strait of Georgia
, wifi and cell are essentially gone until you reach AK or Prince Rupert.
The exceptions are:
Pt McNeil and Pt Hardy on Van Isle, reasonable bandwidth, but you need to pay for a slip in the marina or go for a coffee somewhere. You might find some marinas
in the Broughtons with cell repeaters (we did at Echo Bay).
From here north, it's just satellite
links, usually overloaded.
Pruth Bay on Calvert Island with "bytes per day" limited access (please respect their policy). Good service, and free.
Shearwater had paid wifi, but it only works at night after everyone else has gone to bed
We did not find any other wifi locations until Prince Rupert.
, sometimes a weak (repeated) available around a few First Nations villages such as Bella Bella, but the carrier is Telus. Your phone
may not work
A bit of a plug
for my wife's book here: she talks about this in the first chapter, and what you might want to do in advance, and what you might expect vis a vis cell and wifi. The book is mainly about sailing wind
and tidal currents on the way to AK. To find it, go to Amazon, and search for "taken by the wind
the northwest coast".