Google Trekker is coming to northern BC.
The Internet giant has loaned it’s backpack mounted Trekker camera to the Northern BC Tourism Association.
The equipment allows the camera to capture images similar to Google Map’s street view, without the constraints of being on a road.
This allows viewers to get a virtual tour of iconic locations that may be inaccessible otherwise.
On Google’s website, visitors can already take a virtual hike up Mt. Fuji, explore the Galapagos Islands, and wander through the Grand Canyon.
The Northern BC Tourism Association’s CEO, Clint Fraser, says they’ll have the equipment for three months next summer.
Fraser says collaborating with Google has been a great experience so far.
While Fraser couldn’t give out any details yet about how they’ll decide which locations to capture, or who will be the hikers, he does say there are plans in the works for some kind of public input.