Victoria/Hope Slide – British Columbia’s provincewide electric vehicle charging network continues to grow with the completion of 12 charging sites and several more on the way.

Plug In BC: https://pluginbc.ca/

CleanBC: https://cleanbc.gov.bc.ca/

Making electric vehicles more affordable, investing in charging stations and shifting to renewable fuels is part of the B.C. government’s CleanBC plan. Nine of the completed sites have direct-current (DC) fast chargers that allow drivers to charge up in 30 minutes or less.

Completed site locations and summer 2019 site locations

Completed sites

1. Loon Lake rest area: Highway 97C, between Merritt and Kelowna

2. Anarchist rest area: Highway 3, east of Osoyoos

3. Fish Trap rest area: Highway 5, between Kamloops and Barriere

4. Little Fort rest area: Highway 5, between Barriere and Clearwater

5. Wire Cache rest area: Highway 5, between Clearwater and Avola

6. Wasa rest area: Highway 95, between Canal Flats and Cranbrook

7. Spillimacheen rest area: Highway 95, between Radium Hot Springs and Golden

8. Kootenay Bay ferry landing: Highway 3A, near Crawford Bay

9. Hope Slide rest area: Highway 3, east of Hope

10. Taylor River rest area: Highway 4, between Port Alberni and Tofino

11. Buckley Bay rest area: Highway 19, between Qualicum Beach and Courtenay

12. Port Renfrew Community Centre: Highway 14 at Port Renfrew

Summer 2019 sites

1. Slim Creek rest area: Highway 16; 120 kilometres east of Prince George

2. Boulder Creek rest area: Highway 16; 50 kilometres west of Hazelton

3. Australian rest area: Highway 97; 36 kilometres south of Quesnel

4. Kidd Creek rest area: Highway 3; 21 kilometres east of Creston

5. 100 Mile House Info Centre: Highway 97

6. Mount Robson Visitor Centre: Highway 16

7. Woss: Highway 19, Vancouver Island (between Eagles Nest rest area and Hoomak Lake rest area)

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