Transit Times for Shipping a Car
From Alberta to Yukon Territory
Edmonton to Yukon
Wait Time: 5-7 days
Transit Time: 3-4 days
Alberta to Yukon Territory Shipping Information
The main trucking terminals in Alberta are located in Edmonton and Calgary. If your vehicle is coming from Calgary or another area in Alberta, it will be transported to the terminal Edmonton then the vehicle would be assigned to an open car carrier to Watson Lake/Whitehorse. Along the highway to Whitehorse are the only areas we service in the Yukon.
We have secondary terminals in Whitehorse that your vehicle could be delivered to (storage fees may apply), but in most cases the truck driver will call you and arrange for you to meet him at a commercial location like a dealership or truck stop. The vehicle would be unloaded from the truck and given to you directly.
For example, if you’re shipping from Cold Lake to Whitehorse your vehicle may be shipped like this:
Cold Lake, AB → Edmonton, AB → Whitehorse, YT
The wait times and transit times are approximates, and not guaranteed for the standard method of shipping. Pickup and deliveries in remote locations can take longer.
How long does it take to ship my car?
The information above shows the approximate wait times and transit times for shipping a car from Alberta to Yukon Territory. Departures are usually not on fixed days as they can depend on volume of vehicles already booked and ones already at the terminals assigned to a load. It is recommended to book at least 1-2 weeks in advance. Booking in advance can help decrease transit times but normally your vehicle will be placed in queue to ship once it is at the terminal. If you are shipping by enclosed transport trailer these transit times may not apply.
What is “Wait Time” and “Transit Time”?
- The wait time is how long your vehicle will wait before it is picked up or how long it will wait to depart on the truck/train once it is dropped off at a terminal.
- The transit time is how long your vehicle will take to arrive to the next terminal once it has departed.
Will my car be shipped by multiple trucks?
For shorter moves it may be shipped on only one truck, but for longer shipments it will be on multiple trucks/trains before it’s delivered. Canada is the second largest country in the world and to ship a car directly in one shipment across the entire country would be very expensive. It is the most economical/inexpensive way to ship your vehicle when it’s transferred between multiple trucks/trains between major cities.
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