Canada Post may soon deliver the mail with drones.
The Crown corporation says it is only investigating the idea at this point, calling it the very early exploratory stage.
Drones have been used for government and commercial applications, including agricultural surveys, movie shoots, police investigations, meteorology, and search and rescue.
With the growth of online shopping, Canada Post is grappling with the challenges of delivering more parcels to almost 16 million addresses across the country.
Amazon has been experimenting with drone delivery for years.