Forget Google Street View. How about Google Peak View, Google Beach View, or Google Canyon View?
That will soon be the case for some of the more remote parts of British Columbia, as the tech giant partners with Destination BC and the Northern BC Tourism Association.
The program, called Google Trekker, will see a pair of 18-kilogram backpack mounted 360-degree cameras come to B.C., which will used to create interactive point-of-view “street views” from trails across B.C.
SEE: Google Trekekr in action at El Capitain in Yosemite Park, USA.
From June until September, teams with the two tourism agencies and partners will cover 1,500 km of remote old growth forests, river valleys, and mountain trails, collecting imagery that will then be sent to Google.
Destinations already planned out include the beaches of Haida Gwaii, Tumbler Ridge, and the giant cedar filled Ancient Forest/ Chun T’oh Wudujut park.
The tech giant will then spend several months processing the data in California, before making it publicly available, where it will join other hot-trekking destinations like the Pyramids of Giza, the Grand Canyon and the Galapagos Islands.