Long Distance Moving
From the time of your free no-obligation virtual or phone consultation, to the time one of our United Van Line partners delivers your belongings to your new home, you’ll enjoy a consistent level of service when you use Bekins Moving & Storage for your long-distance moving needs.
We take the time to explain the long-distance moving process and offer advice to make it as efficient and rewarding as possible. We include detailed moving quotes that are based on the weight of your goods and distance traveled.
For added convenience, Bekins offers both short- and long-term storage solutions, including container storage for up to three months. And for added peace of mind, we offer several coverage options to protect your belongings.
As a member of United Van Lines, Bekins Moving & Storage has access to a network of more than 150 professional long-distance moving companies across Canada. We work directly with the destination agent to ensure you’re needs are taken care of on the other side. For quicker delivery times, we offer expedited service for moves anywhere in Canada.
Frequently asked questions about moving within Canada
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Are you affiliated with a national chain that offers long distance moving across Canada?
Yes, Bekins Kelowna is a member agent with United Van Lines, one of the oldest and most trusted van lines in North America. Our membership with United Van Lines allows us access to a network of more than 150 professional and vetted moving companies within Canada.
When is it recommended that I book my long-distance move?
You should book your long distance movers as soon as you know your moving date.
I need to move in a hurry. Do you offer expedited moving services?
Yes. Our membership with United Van Lines allows us to offer expedited moving services to any province across Canada.
Are there any packing services for long-distance moves within Canada?
Yes. We offer both content packing and unpacking services for long-distance moves, including fragile and breakable packing services and wood crating services for high-value items.
When will my movers and packers arrive at my location?
Our packers will arrive at least one or two business days before your moving date to pack your goods using high-quality supplies. Our Bekins Kelowna dispatch will also contact you via phone or e-mail three business days before your move to give you the time of when your moving crew will arrive.
Do you provide moving containers to help me store and move my goods?
Yes, Bekins Kelowna offers both full-service and do-it-yourself container service for long-distance moves across Canada. Contact Bekins Kelowna to deliver your container and pack and store your belongings at your leisure. We will then pick up your container, and our affiliates with United Van Lines will deliver it to your new location anywhere in Canada.
What should I do to ensure my belongings are protected?
We offer two transit insurance options for long-distance moves, including Released Value Protection, which covers your possessions to a maximum value of $0.60 per pound, per article. Replacement Value Protection allows you to have your damaged or lost belonging repaired to its original condition or replaced at today's market price.
What should I do if any of my belongings become damaged or lost during transit?
We ask that you take photos and document the damage on the work order supplied by your moving crew leader. Also, make sure to notify Bekins Kelowna head office once your move is completed.
Can you give me any moving tips or checklists to help me with my long-distance move?
Our agents are available to answer all of your questions. We can offer packing suggestions and also provide helpful advice and moving checklists via our online blog.