Importing a Vehicle from Europe to Canada


New member
Hi, I've been offered a job in Montreal, and will be moving out there from the UK in July. My wife has a French-registered 2003 VW Westfalia 'California' camper which we would like to bring with us. It's left hand drive, diesel.
Does anyone have any experience of bringing a vehicle into Canada from Europe, through means other than their 15-year old rule? Their import laws seem completely bonkers to me!
It's a more or less permanent move for us, so I don't know if we'll be able to keep it as a temporary import (though advice here would be welcome).
Thanks, James.


New member
Head on over to The Samba which is a VW only web site. Lots and lots of information on importing/exporting vehicles.