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Dave's Clean Getaway: Hitting the road in an EV

My Clean Getaway Photo Contest


Dave's going from Tofino to Alberta in an electric vehicle

Think you can't do a road trip in an electric vehicle?

This summer, Dave's putting an EV to the test by doing a road trip from Tofino to the Alberta border, using only public charging stations.

Each week, follow along to see his trip across beautiful B.C., learn more about electric vehicles and see if he's made it to the next leg of his adventure.

Twitter: @bchydro

Instagram: @bchydro


Yo-ho! Alberta bound

From Revelstoke, Dave's hitting the last leg of his clean EV journey: through Yoho National Park to the Alberta border, stopping in some of Canada's most scenic spots along the way.


Revelstoke to the Alberta border

Kamloops to Revelstoke

Vancouver to Kamloops


Tofino to Vancouver


Show us your clean getaway for a chance to win

Follow our social media channels and submit your photo on Twitter or Instagram for a chance to win weekly prizes or our grand prize. You could win a tent, Bluetooth speakers, wireless headphones, or a $800 gift card to MEC.


Image of a MEC tent week 1 prize for Clean Getaway contest


This week's prize: a GoPro HERO waterproof camera

Show us how you're enjoying beautiful B.C. and you could win great prizes for your own road trip adventures.

It's easy:

1. Follow BC Hydro's social media channels.



2. Share your photo on on Instagram or Twitter using #mycleangetaway

You can enter each week for a chance to win that week's prize and have a shot at the grand prize. Make sure your photo doesn't feature anyone's face to be eligible!

See the full contest rules and regulations (PDF, 330 KB)



See some of the photos submitted so far

By entering the Contest, all entrants agree and consent and give a royalty-free, irrevocable right and license to BC Hydro to use their names, Twitter or Instagram user name and Submitted Photo, in any advertising, promotion and marketing by BC Hydro, in any medium or form of distribution (electronic or otherwise), whether inside or outside Canada, without compensation, for the purpose of the Contest. Entrants further agree that their entry, including their personal information, name and Twitter or Instagram user name, photograph and information in the meta tags of their photograph, may be stored and processed on servers located both inside and outside of Canada as per the Terms of Service or Use agreed to when establishing a personal account with Twitter and or Instagram, for the purpose of this Contest in furtherance to BC Hydro’s mandate under the Hydro and Power Authority Act and the Clean Energy Act. All entrants consent to the temporary storage of their personal information outside of Canada. If you have any questions about how BC Hydro collects, uses or discloses your personal information please contact