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Planning a Move Across Canada

Posted on May 16, 2022

Hire professional movers to move you across the country.

Hire professional movers to move you across the country.


Moving a few blocks or across town is one thing, but when it comes to moving across the country that's a whole different situation. No matter what type of move you are making, there is always a certain level of stress, and to reduce that stress, it's best to start with a plan.


Making A Cross Country Move

One significant difference from moving across town to moving across the country is the length of time you will be apart from your belongings. As soon as you know you are moving, start preparing as soon as possible. A great option is to create a moving checklist.

Yes, you can do the move yourself, but we recommend hiring a professional moving company. By working with professional movers, such as Bekins Moving & Storage, they can utilize their industry connections, such as their partnership with United Van Lines, to ensure that you and your items are taken care of every step. Reach out to them to receive a moving quote as part of your plan.

As you plan the big move, determine if you will need long or short-term storage on either end. If you do, connect with a local storage facility and have a storage unit arranged ahead of time. 


Moving Tips For Packing

The most time-consuming part of any move is the packing. Bekins offers packing services to help ease the stress! Our packing professionals will come prepared with everything in hand to ensure your treasures are boxed up with care and ready for the big move.

When moving a far distance, your belongings will be in a moving truck for an extended period of time. It's important to know your "must-haves" and keep those with you; documents such as birth certificates and passports should not be boxed up with the rest of your home. Gather together your important documents and keep them with you during your move. 

Plan for the unexpected! Moving from BC to Ontario is a far distance, and as a result, there is a greater chance things could not go as planned. Don't be afraid to ask questions, and refer to our FAQ page to prepare yourself for your move.


How Will You Get There

Driving across Canada is no easy task. If you are a family, taking kids isn't easy. Consider flying to your new city; it's quicker and easier for everyone. By hiring a professional moving company, you can rest easy knowing your personal belongings are well taken care of.



Bekins Moving & Storage are experts in moving and storage, and the team is ready to work with you to make your cross-country move as seamless as possible. Contact them today to get a free moving quote.