EV-friendly day trips from Victoria for Thanksgiving weekend

Thanksgiving is a time to unwind, spend time with family and enjoy the simple things.

This October long weekend we invite you to be a tourist in your own town. Take Mom, Dad and the kids out to explore some amazing sites, participate in a fun activity and take in the beautiful vistas of Victoria, and do it all while the turkey is cooking.


Pack up the kids and the car and make your way to Miniature World, where you can walk down mini roads and explore story books sets of fact, fiction and fantasy. There is something for the whole family, including the world’s largest doll house, and one of the world’s largest model railways. Tiny treasures and little pleasures await the young and young at heart with special effects in lighting, sound and animation.

Charge up your EV at FLO’s level 2 charging station located nearby at the Broughton Street Parkade (745 Broughton St, Victoria, BC, V8W 3H2). Miniature World is a short 5-minute walk from your FLO charging station.

For a little extra adventure, we recommend taking the whole family to the Victoria Bug Zoo which offers an excellent opportunity to view and experience live tropical bugs from around the world. For those a little squeamish, a knowledgeable tour guide will introduce you to the wonderful world of bugs, and for those who are a bit more adventurous, a bug handling experience is available.

The Victorian Bug Zoo is a short 4-minute walk from the Broughton Street Parkade

Time to head home and don’t forget to charge up your EV overnight using your FLO Home charging station. Let’s find out what adventure Sunday brings.


Wake the kids, pack up the car, put the bikes on the rack and take the family to visit Swan Lake. The Nature Sanctuary offers an extensive trail system that has something for everyone to enjoy. The marshy low lands that meander around the beautiful lake provide good habitat for many birds and small animals, including muskrat, river otter and mink. The lake trails are an easy walk and the floating boardwalks gives you a real wetland view of Mother Nature in all her glory. A 2.5-kilometre loop trail, that includes two wharves and a floating walkway, provide access to the lake area.

For those looking for a little more exertion, the summit of Christmas Hill sits at 109 metres above sea level and will reward you with a spectacular view of the city. The Swan Lake and Christmas Hill sections are connected by a trail corridor.

Of course, charging your EV is simple with FLO’s level 2 charging station conveniently located near the Municipal Hall (770 Vernon, Victoria, BC, V8X 2W7) and a short 3-minute walk to join the Swan Lake loop. 

On your way home make a pit stop at Fairway Markets to pick up all your Thanksgiving Day dinner supplies. With their diverse range of fresh and local produce as well as imported specialties there is something for every diet and every palate to enjoy this holiday long weekend. Charge your EV at FLO’s level 2 charging station located right across the street (Oak Bay Municipal Hall 2167 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, BC, V8R 1G2). 

Psst… Sweet delights is also located in the same complex and is sure to cause much excitement with their vast selection of chocolates, toffee and imported goodies.


Happy Thanksgiving!

Stuff the turkey, put it in the oven, set the timer and head out for some fresh air and family time while you wait. Whether you are learning or you’re a seasoned golfer make your way with the family to Cedar Hill Golf Course. Book the kids in for a group lesson while you make your way around the course or have some fun learning a new skill and sharing a few laughs with a family lesson. Remember to call in advance to book a lesson, or just enjoy the fresh air and walk the course with the kids.

Charge your EV at FLO’s level 2 charging station located in the Cedar Hill Golf parking lot (1400 Derby Road, Victoria, BC, V8P 1T1).

After taking in this beautiful place and all the fresh air make your way home and celebrate family, friends and health the October long weekend!

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