Tesla Opens Canada’s 26th Supercharger in Nanaimo, BC [u]


Today, Tesla has announced that it has opened a new Supercharger in Nanaimo, British Columbia, located at Woodgrove shopping centre, located at 6631 N Island Hwy, by the Chapters.

With the addition of this new Supercharger, Tesla now has 26 of these recharging stations across Canada.

Nanaimo’s Supercharger station, at Woodgrove Shopping Centre

Back in November, Tesla announced its Supercharger network would no longer be free for cars ordered after January 15, 2017. Tesla Model X, Model S, and Model 3 cars ordered after this date will instead get 400 kWh of free credits at Supercharging stations, equivalent to about 1,000 miles (1600 km).

Tesla says charging for the Supercharger network will allow them to “reinvest in the network, accelerate its growth, relieve congestion, and bring all Tesla owners, current and Model 3, the best Supercharging experience.”

Update: this latest Supercharger station is Canada’s 26th, not 25th as earlier stated.

Below are Superchargers “coming soon” to provinces in Canada, according to Tesla:

  • Barrie, ON
  • Belleville, ON
  • Cambridge, ON
  • Concord, ON
  • Hamilton, ON
  • Markham, ON
  • Mississauga, ON
  • North Bay, ON
  • North York, ON
  • Ottawa, ON
  • Owen Sound, ON
  • Pickering, ON
  • Renfrew, ON
  • St. Catherines, ON
  • Stardale, ON
  • Sudbury, ON
  • Toronto, ON
  • Vaughn, ON
  • Woodstock, ON
  • Brossard, QC
  • Charlemagne, QC
  • Drummondville, QC
  • La Malbaie, QC
  • Laval, QC
  • Levis, QC
  • Point-Claire, QC
  • Saguenay, QC
  • Saint Therese, QC
  • Trois Rivieres, QC
  • Calgary, AB
  • Edmonton, AB
  • Hope, BC
  • Sicamous, BC
  • Squamish, BC
  • Tsawwassen, BC
  • Vancouver, BC
  • Winnipeg, MB



  • Dansk

    Tesla needs to expand these in the lower main land and urban areas for the model 3 to succeed!

  • Yes agreed

  • You’re right. Updated, thanks.

  • MleB1

    So. according to the above (and Tesla’s own site), its still impossible to cross Canada (even using only major routes) using only Tesla superchargers. None at all in the Maritimes, and only TBC between North Bay and Calgary? Wow. Who’s catering to Big Oil concerns?

  • Quattro

    A service centre on the island would also be nice. Without one, you’re adding $150 to a service bill each time.

  • Quattro

    I’m trying to remember where it was where I recently saw standard city street parking spots with chargers. It was either Kitsilano, Victoria or Nanaimo. I’ve been to all 3 in the past couple of weeks but can’t recall where I saw them.

  • Quattro

    There’s also destination charging spots to factor in as well. Not supercharger, but you don’t need them to be. Having said that, I don’t know if there are enough of those as well.

    Easier to go by way of the states.

    The comment about big oil was dumb.

  • Mike Hunter

    I live in Nanaimo and have NEVER seen a Tesla here. Will keep checking to see how busy these stations will be! Oh and Nanaimo has had standard street chargers for a couple of years.

  • Howell Cobb

    Wouldn’t someone living on the island and purchasing a Tesla need to factor that into their purchasing decision?

  • Quattro

    That’s my point. Unless your someone who goes to the mainland on occasion.