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Since its inception, VanLife MTL has taken daring turns, an adventure that is shaped through great encounters and a desire to conscientiously evolve. And regardless of the path taken, one mission persists: The freedom to live in all simplicity.

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Where it all began

This adventure was not born yesterday! David, the founder of VanLife MTL, spent the majority of his early twenties in his Ford econoline 86. As for Naïma, his wife, it is with her family, aboard a modified school bus that she experienced a good part of his childhood. When they met in 2015, travel was central to their relationship, but David’s endeavors did not allow them to go on an adventure as far or for long as they wished.

That’s why in 2017 they decided to buy the Red Sprinter in order to have fun transforming it together, so that they could explore the country as soon as their schedule allows. After having rediscovered the happiness that traveling on four wheels brought in them, they wanted to share this flame by developing a project that would rally the Vanlife community in Quebec. And above all, they wanted to make this unique concept accessible to everyone.

David, a born entrepreneur who is used to bringing big projects to fruition, with creativity and seriousness, decided to set it all in motion. And that’s how VanLife MTL was born!

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
Partnership relations

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
Partnership relations

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.

Véronique
Head of communications

Your favorite roadtrip so far:
My adventure on the American east coast in a van, but especially the final in Montauk … Definitely a crush for me!

Your dream roadtrip would be …
Going to the American West Coast in a van… I dream of it..Just like I dream of going to Alaska or doing the Canadian West Coast. There is not enough of a life!

Véronique
Head of communications

Your favorite roadtrip so far:
My adventure on the American east coast in a van, but especially the final in Montauk … Definitely a crush for me!

Your dream roadtrip would be …
Going to the American West Coast in a van… I dream of it..Just like I dream of going to Alaska or doing the Canadian West Coast. There is not enough of a life!

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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