Earlier this year, just as the coronavirus pandemic was beginning to hit Canada, Tesla presented to Jasper City Council in a bid to install a new Supercharger station in the town.
While there unfortunately appears to have been no progress on the approval of the Supercharger station according to council minutes, there are now four new Tesla Destination chargers up and running in Jasper, thanks to a collaboration with Parks Canada.
Charging stations at the Jasper train station are operational. 2 Tesla and 2 J1772 ports provided by @ParksCanada and @Tesla. @teslainvernon @TOCAlberta @TeslaOwnersBC @TeslaOwnersSK @DriveTeslaca @plugshare pic.twitter.com/aS8z1IlCwg
— MarcoRP 🔌 (@MontrealTesla) June 14, 2020
The new chargers are located at the VIA rail station at 607 Connaught Drive in Jasper. This is very close to the location proposed by Tesla for the Supercharger station, a municipal parking lot across from the Robinsons AG Foods store, about 600 meters away.
Two of the chargers include Tesla specific charging cables only, while the other includes two generic J1772 charging cables. A Tesla vehicle would still be able to use these J1772 chargers with the adapter that is included with the vehicle.
The next Jasper council meeting is scheduled for tomorrow, June 16 2020. Unfortunately the Tesla Supercharger is not on the agenda. Hopefully progress is made soon as this would be a critical charging point for travellers between British Columbia and Alberta.
Update: A previous version incorrectly stated the location of the new chargers. This has been corrected.