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vanlife mtl?

VanLife MTL is a company specializing in the design and manufacture of four-season insulated vans, operating since 2017. Thanks to its efficient and intelligent production systems and engineering processes, over 100 new VanLife MTL vans hit the roads each year.
Having become the number one manufacturer of four-season vans in Canada, VanLife MTL has developed several models tailored to meet all its clients' needs.
Throughout the year, the company offers van rentals, complete conversion services, half conversions, equipment installations, and maintenance of interior fittings.
VanLife MTL's customer support is unique, long-lasting, and personalized to cater to their clients' most specific needs.
2017
the beginning

David Vachon, founder of VanLife MTL, always had a passion for road trips. In 2016, he bought a red Mercedes Sprinter and decided to convert it to travel comfortably across the country. His instant love for van life sparked the idea of making his project accessible to everyone.

2018

Official launch of VanLife MTL with 3 vehicles available for rent and a van conversion service.

2019

The company gains momentum with the establishment of the VanLife MTL Manufacturing department and the development of its very first van model, the MEA. This year also marks the official launch of the VanLife MTL Online Store, primarily offering van accessories and parts. An ideal solution to meet the demands of vanlifers who construct their vans. Regarding rentals, there are now 10 vehicles available in high season, along with a growing demand for purchases.

2020

VanLife MTL continues to progress with the development of 2 new models: the NOHR model offering a unique configuration with the innovation of the ghost shower and the RAVEN model designed for a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. Despite challenges posed by the pandemic, the company achieves a 100% reservation rate for all available rental vans in high season.

2021

VanLife MTL doubles its rental fleet and maintains a 100% rental rate for the 22 available vehicles. This year also sees the launch of VanLife Friendly, a community project that supports van life by offering unique spots for van dwellers to sleep while encouraging local businesses. And because the desire to go further always drives the teams, the Ka Halawai vanlife festival holds its first edition.

2022

The enthusiasm for van life continues to grow with over 80 VanLife MTL vans manufactured and sold. After years of listening and understanding our clients' needs, the ELYA model, with its fixed indoor shower, is developed and instantly receives a warm welcome. It's also the second edition of the Ka Halawai festival, which experiences growing success.

2023

After nearly 7 years of continuous growth, challenges, and learning, VanLife MTL reaches new records: 100 vans sold and 3500 attendees at Ka Halawai. VanLife Friendly evolves as well, introducing a subscription that grants access to unique locations across Canada and numerous benefits to support local businesses.

2024

The upcoming year will be shaped by the experience gained since our inception. A strong and committed team, happy and confident clients, projects that continue to inspire, and of course, plenty of surprises to delight our cherished community.

our team

David
Ceo et Founder

Your favorite roadtrip so far:
A tour of the Gaspésie! Naïma and I know a lot of people there and it’s always a pleasure to go. The landscape, the warm welcome from the locals and obviously for the fishing too haha …

Your dream roadtrip would be …
Why don’t go to Texas … let’s be crazy !!

Photo credit: Magalie Massey Photographer

David
Ceo et Founder

Your favorite roadtrip so far:
A tour of the Gaspésie! Naïma and I know a lot of people there and it’s always a pleasure to go. The landscape, the warm welcome from the locals and obviously for the fishing too haha …

Your dream roadtrip would be …
Why don’t go to Texas … let’s be crazy !!

Photo credit: Magalie Massey Photographer

Martin
Vice-president and Engineer

Your favorite roadtrip so far:
It’s outside the Americas but touring Italy, Venice, Florence, Cinque Terre, Rome, Naples. Good food, good wines, beautiful scenery!

Your dream roadtrip would be …
Across Canada and do the west coast Canada – United States. Obviously when I will be entitled to 2 months of vacation + 15,000 KM.

Photo credit: Magalie Massey Photographer

Martin
Vice-president and Engineer

Your favorite roadtrip so far:
It’s outside the Americas but touring Italy, Venice, Florence, Cinque Terre, Rome, Naples. Good food, good wines, beautiful scenery!

Your dream roadtrip would be …
Across Canada and do the west coast Canada – United States. Obviously when I will be entitled to 2 months of vacation + 15,000 KM.

Photo credit: Magalie Massey Photographer

Catherine
Director, Business Development, Communications & Marketing

Your favorite roadtrip so far:
No choice to say Boston. Definitely my favorite destination for short road trips of a few days. Perfect for stopping off without having to go too far, plus you combine it all with a little trip to the sea via Hampton Beach.

Your dream roadtrip would be …
I would really like to go down to Louisiana. Pass through Nashville and go to New Orleans, see the bayous and drive on the River Road.

Catherine
Director, Business Development, Communications & Marketing

Your favorite roadtrip so far:
No choice to say Boston. Definitely my favorite destination for short road trips of a few days. Perfect for stopping off without having to go too far, plus you combine it all with a little trip to the sea via Hampton Beach.

Your dream roadtrip would be …
I would really like to go down to Louisiana. Pass through Nashville and go to New Orleans, see the bayous and drive on the River Road.

François
Director of Sales

Your favorite roadtrip so far:
My favorite roadtrip is undoubtedly my only roadtrip ? … In Costa Rica. It was beautiful and memorable!

Your dream roadtrip would be…
I would love to go with my family for a long time (even a few months) when my children will be old enough to follow … And especially to listen to the instructions haha.

François
Director of Sales

Your favorite roadtrip so far:
My favorite roadtrip is undoubtedly my only roadtrip ? … In Costa Rica. It was beautiful and memorable!

Your dream roadtrip would be…
I would love to go with my family for a long time (even a few months) when my children will be old enough to follow … And especially to listen to the instructions haha.

Alexandre
Manager, Web Development

Your favorite roadtrip so far:
Hawaii! Tour of the island of Maui in a campervan, passing by the famous Road to Hana.

Your dream roadtrip would be…
Travel the entire US East Coast to the Florida Keys!

Alexandre
Manager, Web Development

Your favorite roadtrip so far:
Hawaii! Tour of the island of Maui in a campervan, passing by the famous Road to Hana.

Your dream roadtrip would be…
Travel the entire US East Coast to the Florida Keys!

The Manufacturing and Conversion Team

Without whom these beautiful vans would not exist!

The Manufacturing and Conversion Team

Without whom these beautiful vans would not exist!

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    VanLife MTL has equipped all of its MEA models to accommodate a phantom shower at any time.
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    CONDITIONS

    GIFT CERTIFICATES - VANLIFE MTL CAMPERVAN RENTAL

    SHIPPING:

    The gift certificate will be emailed to you with your receipt following your purchase.

    • This gift certificate is valid on the VanLife MTL camper van rental service, packages and extras.
    • This gift certificate is also transferable for the VanLife MTL online store. However, it is not possible to make this transfer directly online. We therefore ask you to contact a member of the VanLife MTL team at info@vanlifemtl.com or by phone at 514-903-1995, if you wish to use your gift certificate on the online store.
      Include the following information:

      • Your gift certificate number and the amount
      • Your full name and contact details
    • By using this gift certificate, the holder confirms his acceptance of the terms set out on the VanLife MTL website, related to the products or services purchased with this gift certificate, which may be changed at any time.
    • All sales of gift certificates are final. No refund or exchange possible.
    • The value of the amounts is in Canadian dollars.
    • The customer must keep the invoice for the gift card as proof of purchase.
    • VanLife MTL cannot be held responsible for replacing a lost or stolen gift certificate.

    CONDITIONS

    GIFT CERTIFICATES - ONLINE STORE

    SHIPPING:

    The gift certificate will be emailed to you with your receipt following your purchase.

    • This gift certificate is valid for all purchases on the VanLife MTL Online store.
    • This gift certificate is also transferable for the VanLife MTL campervan rental service. However, it is not possible to make this transfer directly online. We therefore ask you to contact a member of the VanLife MTL team at info@vanlifemtl.com or by phone at 514-903-1995, if you wish to use your gift certificate for the VanLife MTL campervan rental service.
      Include the following information:

      • Your gift certificate number and the amount
      • Your full name and contact details
    • By using this gift certificate, the holder confirms his acceptance of the terms set out on the VanLife MTL website, related to the products or services purchased with this gift certificate, which may be changed at any time.
    • All sales of gift certificates are final. No refund or exchange possible.
    • The value of the amounts is in Canadian dollars.
    • The customer must keep the invoice for the gift card as proof of purchase.
    • VanLife MTL cannot be held responsible for replacing a lost or stolen gift certificate.

    POLICY ON CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES

    DELIVERY – RETURNS – PRODUCTS DESCRIPTIONS

    DELIVERY

    Orders are processed within 1 to 5 working days. The delivery time depends on Canada Post.

    ORDER TRACKING

    Once you place your order, you will receive a confirmation email indicating that your order is being processed.

    • If you have chosen in-shop pick-up, you will receive an email when your order is ready for pick-up (in-shop) during our business hours. Business hours are between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday.
    • If you have chosen to have your order sent by mail, you will receive an email when your order is shipped. A Canada Post tracking number will then also be sent to you by email. The tracking number will allow you to track your package until it has been delivered.

    To add an item to your order, contact customer service at : info@vanlifemtl.com

    RETURNS

    We do not issue refunds on clothing.

    However, we will gladly exchange your item within 30 days of the date of purchase if the item does not suit you.

    For an exchange to be possible and authorized, the returned item must never have been worn, washed or damaged in any way.

    To return an item you must contact us by email at info@vanlifemtl.com and include the following information:

    • Your order number
    • Your full name
    • The item you would like to return and the reason for the return.

    The only exceptions for a refund to be authorized are:

    • If your item is out of stock when we process your order.
    • If your item has a manufacturing defect (you will need to send us a picture before returning the item).

    The customer is responsible for the shipping costs related to the return of the item. VanLife MTL will pay the shipping costs in cases of manufacturing defects validated by sending a photo.

    Items on sale are considered final and therefore not exchangeable.

    Furthermore, during sales and promotions, we do not offer price adjustments on items purchased before the sale is in effect.

    Promotions may not be combined with any other offer (discount, promotion, sale).

    PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS

    Please note that the product colours you see on our website may vary slightly depending on the resolution and brightness of your computer screen.

    All sizes are approximate, but we try to provide you with the most accurate measurements possible.

    VanLife MTL is not responsible for publication and web posting errors associated with products sold on the online shop (price, promotion, discounts, quantities available, etc.) Customers cannot use such arguments to claim rebates or discounts on their purchases.

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