Transit Times for Shipping a Car
From British Columbia to Northwest Territories
1st Stage – Vancouver to Edmonton
Wait Time: 2-5 days
Transit Time: 2-3 days
2nd Stage – Edmonton to Northwest Territories
Wait Time: 5-7 days
Transit Time: 3-4 days
BC to Northwest Territories Shipping Information
Transport to the Northwest Territories would be transported via Alberta. The main trucking terminal in British Columbia is located in Richmond, BC. Your vehicle will be transported on an open car carrier from the terminal in Richmond to the terminal Edmonton then the vehicle would be assigned to another open car carrier to Yellowknife. Along the highway on the way, and Yellowknife are the only areas we service in the Northwest Territories.
We have secondary terminals in Yellowknife 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.
If your vehicle is being picked up from another city outside of the Lower Mainland/Vancouver area, it may be picked up by a truck and taken to the Delta or Richmond terminal to wait to be assigned to the next truck. This will add a few days to the Wait/Transit Times.
For example, if you’re shipping from Courtenay to Yellowknife your vehicle may be shipped like this:
Courtenay, BC → Richmond, BC → Edmonton, AB → Yellowknife, NT
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 British Columbia to Northwest Territories. 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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