I don't know about Alberta, but here (UK) Starbucks sells WiFi time on a subscription basis that meters the time you spend online (subs are valid for one month). This means that you only need to buy it when you know you are going to travel extensively.
Bop 'til you drop
MB Air 15 | i7 | 8 Gigs of shiny DDR RAM | 512 blistering SSD
iMac 27 i5 16Gig 1TB
Time Capsule 1TB
iPhone 5: "It's fast..." & Sony noise cancelling headphones
Canon 7D proper camera with nice L glass and Lightroom 4