Vancouver will soon be home to Tesla’s largest purpose-built Service Center not only in Canada, but also in North America. Tesla and British Columbia real estate developer Beedie Group have announced plans to build a 120,000 square foot Sales, Service, and Delivery Center in Vancouver’s Strathcona neighbourhood.
According to Beedie Group the new flagship location will be built at the vacant site at 950 Raymur Avenue. Beedie says they will begin construction in Q1 2024 and expect to have the Service Center completed two years later in the first quarter of 2026. Once complete it will be Tesla’s most expansive Service Center in Canada with the largest service capacity in Western Canada.
Tesla says operations at the new Vancouver facility will include servicing, vehicle preparation, delivery operations and a showroom.
“We are pleased to have partnered with Beedie to build our future flagship British Columbia location in the heart of Vancouver. With this new facility we look to better serve our Vancouver-area customers and further support electric vehicle adoption in the province,” said Fereshteh Zeineddin, Tesla’s Director of vehicle sales and service in Canada.
Tesla currently has four showrooms and Service Centers in Vancouver and the surrounding area, including in West Vancouver (Park Royal), Vancouver, Richmond, and Surrey. None of these locations were purpose-built by Tesla however, with the first such location in Canada opening this summer in Langford, a community just outside of Victoria on Vancouver Island, BC.
The 120,000 square foot center will dwarf all current locations in Canada. Tesla is currently in the process of renovating two spaces in Ontario and Nova Scotia, both of which are around 60,000 square feet and will be the largest in Canada until this new Vancouver location opens in 2026.
Tesla is also planning to build a 60,000 square foot Service Center in Coquitlam, BC. Located about a 35 minute drive from Vancouver, it will serve as the automaker’s “terminal destination for vehicles shipped to Canada via the US and Shanghai,” with 75% or more of the cars that arrive in Canada going through this location.