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Announcement: TunnelBear Tunnels Home to Canada

TORONTO, CANADA – February 28th, 2013 – TunnelBear, the company known for making Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) accessible to everyone, has “tunnelled” its way home to Canada. Last week, TunnelBear launched a twitter voting campaign ( which asks users “Where do you need a TunnelBear?”. TunnelBear plans to deploy VPN servers in each country that receives 200 votes.

“It was pretty exciting, within 72 hours, over 500 users had responded on twitter and Canada was selected as the first country.” said TunnelBear Cofounder Ryan Dochuk. “What’s interesting is that there’s little access-restricted websites in Canada, so we know TunnelBear users are getting more serious about the privacy benefits of our applications.”

Over 500,000 people from around the world are already using TunnelBear applications on their PC, Mac, Android and iOS devices. TunnelBear’s application allow users to browse the internet more privately and also experience the internet as if they were in different countries. “It’s exciting to think about users in Canada and around the globe connecting, or virtually ‘tunnelling’, to servers based in Canada so they experience the internet privately.” said TunnelBear Cofounder Ryan Dochuk.

Canadians have always been able to use TunnelBear, but previously they were limited to “tunnelling” to other countries such as the US or UK. Now Canadians, can get all the privacy benefits of TunnelBear applications while maintaining a faster connection due to TunnelBear’s servers being located in closer by.

TunnelBear is thrilled to be bringing servers to its home country of Canada. To get access to the new location, users can download TunnelBear directly from TunnelBear’s website ( and mobile app stores.

In celebration of our TunnelBear’s Canadian heritage we’ve produced a “Hinterlands Who’s Who” video on the elusive Canadian TunnelBear. Special thanks to Hinterlands Who’s Who for allowing us to use the video clip. Enjoy!


About TunnelBear, Inc.

Historically VPN applications have been confusing, cumbersome and too complicated for the average user. TunnelBear is making the benefits of VPN accessible to everyone with its incredibly simple applications for PC, Mac, iOS and Android devices. At TunnelBear, we think the internet is a much-better place when everyone can browse privately, and browse the same internet as everyone else. Founded in 2011, our highly accoladed PC, Mac and mobile applications are in use by over 500,000 people around the globe. The TunnelBear Team is “indigenous” to Toronto, Canada.