Winnipeg electric vehicle (EV) owners can now have some peace of mind when taking a short trip to Birds Hill Provincial Park.

A new Level 2 charging station has been installed at the west beach parking lot as part of a pilot project exploring ways to expand EV charging infrastructure in Manitoba’s provincial parks. This charging station is capable of charging two vehicles at a time.

“Just in time for the peak of summer and Manitobans heading out to the beach, our government is pleased to unveil the first-ever EV charger in a provincial park,” said Natural Resources and Northern Development Minister Greg Nesbitt. “Birds Hill Provincial Park is treasured by Manitobans and welcomes thousands of visitors every year. As the busiest provincial park in Manitoba, this station is a positive addition for visitors and will become a destination for electric vehicle owners as they explore this beautiful park.”

Once the season is complete, the charger will be evaluated for the potential of future rollouts to other Manitoba provincial parks.