Transit Times for Shipping a Car
From Manitoba to British Columbia

1st Stage – Winnipeg to Calgary/Edmonton

Wait Time: 3-5 days
Transit Time: 1-2 days

2nd Stage – Calgary/Edmonton to Vancouver

 

Wait Time: 2-6 days
Transit Time: 2-3 days

Manitoba to British Columbia Shipping Information

The main trucking terminals in Manitoba are in Winnipeg and the trucking terminals in British Columbia are located in Richmond, BC. Your vehicle will be transported on an open car carrier from the terminal in Winnipeg to a terminal in Calgary or Edmonton where it will load on another car carrier to be transported to Richmond.

If your vehicle is being picked up from another city outside of the Winnipeg area, it may be picked up by a truck and taken to the Winnipeg terminal to wait for another truck to take it to Alberta. This will add a few days to the Wait/Transit Times.

If your vehicle is going to another location in British Columbia, it will be taken to the nearest terminal and will wait for another truck to take it to its final destination.

For example, if you’re shipping from Winnipeg to Victoria your vehicle will be shipped like this:

Winnipeg, MB → Calgary/Edmonton, AB → Richmond, BC → Victoria, BC

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 Manitoba to British Columbia. 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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Michael Kristolaitis
Aviva Insurance

MVS Canada
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2016-07-18T12:25:04-04:00

Michael Kristolaitis
Aviva Insurance

If I ever need to ship another vehicle either for work or personally – I would only look to one company

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The tracking was very helpful to know where the vehicle was on the trip cross the country.

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MVS Canada
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2016-05-17T06:30:31-04:00

Dana Blonski

The tracking was very helpful to know where the vehicle was on the trip cross the country.

I will recommend MVS for your car transport.

The experience with MVS was good. My car arrived in good condition, though a bit dusty.

Yuli Siao

MVS Canada
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2016-11-24T17:52:42-05:00

Yuli Siao

The experience with MVS was good. My car arrived in good condition, though a bit dusty.
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