Tesla Travel

Tesla Road Trip: Ball’s Falls to Bowmanville – Day 3

This post is part of a 15-day electric road trip through Ontario, Quebec, and parts of the East Coast and back home. Today, I reached Bowmanville!

Date: Friday, January 24, 2020


YouTube Edition | Day 3

IMG 20200124 100821 |
Cold Battery Morning

I recommend checking in with your Airbnb if it's possible to plug in your car overnight. It can save you from the hassle of waking up to a cold battery like the above image. Your range is decreased until you're able to get the battery warmed up and charging speed is significantly lowered as well.

IMG 20200124 115119 |
Grimsby, ON Supercharger

Grimsby, ON Supercharger
Casablanca Winery Inn & Spa
Grimsby, Ontario

IMG 20200124 125936 |
Two 80 Amp Sun Country Highway EV charging stations (100 amp breaker)

Ball's Falls Conservation Area
Lincoln, Ontario, Canada

Immediately entering the first parking area at Ball's Falls you're greeted with two free EV chargers. Make sure you pack your J-1772 adaptor, otherwise you will be limited to the power outlet (listed on Plug Share app). It costs $7 to enter the park. The parking payment machine had frozen from ice and they were having payment problems, so they didn't end up charging me anything.

ballsfallsonjan2020 1 |
Upper Ball's Falls – Filter: Kase Filter with A7RIII
ballsfallsonjan2020 2 |
Lower Ball's Falls – Filter: Kase Filter with A7RIII

Albion Falls
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

IMG 20200124 155229 |
Albion Falls | Shot on Pixel 3 XL

I would have loved to see Albion Falls closer up but from what you can't tell in the shot, it wouldn't stop raining this afternoon!

Mountain Brow Blvd
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

IMG 20200124 160101 |
43°13'32.6″N 79°48'57.0″W| Shot on Pixel 3 XL

Mountain Brow East Lookout Point
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

IMG 20200124 160416 |
43.2298917,-79.8178472| Shot on Pixel 3 XL
00100lrPORTRAIT 00100 BURST20200124160443587 COVER |
Free Carwash| Shot on Pixel 3 XL

This is a very scenic drive with many places to pull over for a quick glimpse of the view of Hamilton, Ontario!

I had some trouble making my way through Toronto late this night but reached Bowmanville by bedtime. This was my first trial in car camping with the Tesla Model 3 on a Coleman Self-Inflating Mattress which I picked up on the first day, covered the windshield and blocked some of the light from the rest of the windows with privacy screens. Camping $0

No sleep interruptions that I know of besides the occasional headlight.

Next Day – Day 4

Special Thanks

TESMAT at Tesla Supercharger


TESMAT could be the right mattress for your next Supercharger nap, car camping trip, or the perfect gift for your favorite Tesla Model 3/Y owner. You can use my coupon code to save on your purchase.

Learn more:

luminar neo logo for light backgrounds updated |

Luminar Neo

Use the button below and feel free to use the discount code (GRAYDON) to give yourself a sweet discount at checkout on Luminar:

I may earn a small commission for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonials and / or links to products or services linked above. Your purchase supports me in bringing you more photographs, travel guides, and more trips around the world.

By Graydon Schwartz

Find out more about Graydon on the About Me page.