Tesla owners will soon be able to travel further along the Crowsnest Highway (Hwy 3) in southern British Columbia after Castlegar City Council paved the way for construction of a Supercharger to begin.
At the city’s Regular Meeting of Council on March 29, 2021, members unanimously voted to approve Development Variance Permit (DVP) 1/21. The variance allows Tesla to alter the number of parking spaces to build a Supercharger at the Canadian Tire 2000 Columbia Avenue.
With the approval, Tesla is now able to begin construction of a 8 stall V3 Supercharger in Castlegar. Also included in the project is 2 generic EV charging stations.
According to Tesla’s Supercharger map, the Castlegar Tesla Supercharger is scheduled to open in Q3 2021.
There are still a number of other pending Supercharger locations along the scenic Hwy 3 route, including Osoyoos (Q2 2021), Grand Forks (2022), Creston (Q3 2021), Cranbrook (Q3 2021), and Fernie (Q3 2021).
Natural Resources Canada revealed the location of a number of these Superchargers in an update to their website earlier this month.