With six branches strategically placed across the province, Bekins Moving & Storage has the expertise and resources to provide long distance moving BC residents can count on. We are the largest professional moving company in British Columbia, with locations in:
Each branch offers the same high standard of moving services, including packing; long distance moving; specialty moving; commercial moving; as well as temporary and long-term storage solutions. This enables us to coordinate door-to-door service, so our customers can count on Bekins’ commitment to excellence throughout the duration of your move.
Whether you’re moving from Victoria to Vanderhoof, or from Kamloops to Kitimat, we provide individual move management no matter where you are. We supply our own professional drivers and trucks for long distance moves within BC, which results in an all-inclusive level of service you won’t find anywhere else.
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For long-distance moving outside BC, we offer a container service that allows you to transport and temporarily store your items for the ultimate peace of mind and protection.
Our containers are:
Do you have a gas stove, a vintage Corvette or a high-end pool table you’re taking with you? We’ll arrange the assembly and disassembly of your most delicate and treasured items so you know they’re taken care of here and there.
Our professional movers always treat your items with the utmost care; however, sometimes incidents happen during moves that may damage your items. To ensure your possessions are protected no matter what, we offer a choice of both released value and replacement value protection, and our moving consultants take the time to ensure you understand your transit protection options.
The basic Released Value Protection is included on all moves at no additional cost to you. This covers your possessions to a maximum value of $0.60 per pound, per article. This means that if a lost or damaged article weighs 100 pounds, the maximum amount payable to you by Bekins for loss or damage to that item will be $60.00. Should damage occur, Bekins has the option to either repair the item to your satisfaction or replace the item to the maximum value Released Value Protection provides.
Example: If a dining room chair that weighs 30 pounds was damaged,
your maximum settlement would be $18.00 ($0.60 x 30 pounds).
If you use Bekins' packing services, and an item was lost or damaged, the amount payable would be based on the average weight of the carton.
Example: If a lamp that weighs 5 pounds was damaged in a carton that totals 15 pounds,
your maximum settlement would be $9.00 ($0.60 x 15 pounds).
In the unlikely event of a total loss, your maximum protection would be $0.60 per pound of the total weight of your shipment.
Example: If a fire were to occur and your total shipment was 8,000 pounds,
your maximum settlement would be $4,800.00 ($0.60 x 8,000 pounds).
Although this protection is provided at no cost, it is not recommended unless you have alternate insurance on your household possessions, which protects your items during loading, unloading, transportation, and storage. Make sure to check with your insurance agent to see what coverage you have.
Bekins want our customers to move with peace of mind and the assurance that comes with the additional protection that Replacement Value Protection offers. This coverage means that should any item be lost or damaged on your move, Bekins will repair the item to its original condition or replaced at today's market price. This protection is limited only by the amount of valuation you select so it is important that you establish a realistic replacement value of all of your possessions. The only requirement is that your shipment is protected to a minimum of $10.00 per pound multiplied by the actual weight (or estimated weight on local moves) of your household goods.
Example: If the estimated weight of your shipment is 10,000 pounds,
you must apply replacement coverage of no less than $100,000.00 ($10.00 x 10,000 pounds).
Our Moving Consultant will explain the cost and benefits of each of the above options in detail to ensure you make the right decision when it comes to move protection coverage on your move.
If you experience any loss or damage to your belongings, it’s important to document everything. Take photos and report the damage on your work order with your long distance movers Canada crew leader and notify Bekins Kelowna head office once your move has been completed.
Our dispatch operators will contact you by phone or email at least three business days before your moving day to notify you on what time your movers will arrive.
We offer complimentary moving quotes so that you can get an idea of the cost of our all-inclusive moving services before you book. We accept cash, certified cheque, Visa, Mastercard, Visa debit, or Mastercard debit for all of our long distance moving services within BC, Canada and overseas/internationally, as well as DIY long distance moving and storage.
If we take any of your furniture apart, we will put it back together again. This includes tables, bed frames, large desks, and other items. Furniture such as dressers and night tables will not need to be disassembled, as they usually fit onto our moving truck in one piece. Please note that we do not take apart or put together cribs or change tables.
Before any of our movers enter your home, we lay down floor runners to prevent scratches and damage to your carpets, hardwood, etc.
As we do not accept liability or responsibility for any plants damaged during your long distance move, or for any damage your plants cause to other items, it is advised that you take all precautions to protect your plants before we move them for you.
We do not accept any liability for damage caused by liquids to your items. There are also restrictions on moving certain liquids into other countries such as the US, so it is best to be aware of what is allowed before you move. For more moving tips, read our article on what to consider when moving over the border.