Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site in Victoria, B.C.
Parks Canada announced on Friday there are now 28 locations across Canada with Tesla donated electric vehicle charging stations, available for visitors to use.
Last spring, the Government of Canada pledged to have 25 of the most popular Parks Canada locations set with EV charging stations by 2021, but the goal has now been met early.
In 2019, Tesla donated over 350 charging stations to Parks Canada and the latter’s 2025 targets are on pace to being met.
Parks Canada says the gift from Tesla will allow it to “better serve visitors who have chosen electric vehicles and is part of Parks Canada’s ongoing work in greening operations and fighting climate change.”
Currently, 172 electric vehicle charging stations from Tesla have been installed at:
- Terra Nova National Park (Newfoundland and Labrador)
- Kejimkujik National Park (Nova Scotia)
- Cape Breton Highlands National Park (Nova Scotia)
- Kouchibouguac National Park (New Brunswick)
- Fundy National Park (New Brunswick)
- Georgian Bay Islands National Park (Ontario)
- Pukaskwa National Park (Ontario)
- Point Pelee National Park (Ontario)
- Prince Albert National Park (Saskatchewan)
- Banff National Park (Alberta)
- Jasper National Park (Alberta)
- Waterton Lakes National Park (Alberta)
- Riding Mountain National Park (Manitoba)
- La Mauricie National Park (Quebec)
National Historic Sites
- Grand-Pré National Historic Site (Nova Scotia)
- Rideau Canal National Historic Site (Ontario)
- Fort George National Historic Site (Ontario)
- Sault Ste Marie Canal National Historic Site (Ontario)
- Bellevue House National Historic Site (Ontario)
- HMCS Haida National Historic Site (Ontario)
- Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site (Ontario)
- Batoche National Historic Site (Saskatchewan)
- Motherwell Homestead National Historic Site (Saskatchewan)
- Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site (British Columbia)
- Signal Hill (Newfoundland and Labrador)
- Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site (Manitoba)
National Marine Conservation Areas
- Saguenay-St-Laurent Marine Park (Quebec)
National Urban Park
- Rouge National Park (Ontario)
Half of the charging stations at each location are Tesla chargers, while the other half are J-1772, free of charge with entry fees (if applicable). Some Parks Canada locations have multiple EV charging sites.
“With the installation of electric vehicle charging stations at more and more Parks Canada places across the country, the Government of Canada is making it easier for Canadians to choose our amazing national parks, national marine conservation areas, national historic sites, or national urban park for their next travel destination, all while reducing emissions, discovering nature, and connecting with history,” said Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, in a statement.
By this fall, 38 Parks Canada locations are expected to have Level 2 charging stations donated by Tesla, capable of full vehicle recharges in 4-6 hours.