Cross Country Movers in Canada

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Expert Cross Country Movers

You have many choices when choosing between cross-country movers in Canada, but one stands above the rest. North American Van Lines is a premier cross-country moving company with over 90 years of experience and expertise in providing safe, efficient and affordable interprovincial relocations.

Cross-Country Moving Services

As a top-rated cross-country moving company in Canada, northAmerican provides affordable moving services to individuals, families and businesses in every province. All of our cross-country moving services can be personalized to meet your relocation needs and budget. Whether you need full-service packing and unpacking, custom crating, vehicle shipping or just an extra pair of hands to make moving easier, we have you covered. 

How Our Quote Process Works:

Step 1: Request Estimate

Request a free estimate for your move. This allows you to compare pricing for the services you really need.

Step 2: Provide Details

Send us your contact information and moving details. A relocation specialist will reach out to you if they need more information. 

Step 3: Special Items

Tell us about items that may require special consideration, such as pianos and wine collections. We'll provide our expert recommendations based on your budget.

Step 4: Receive Comprehensive Quote

We’ll provide a complete, accurate price for the entire move based on your needs. You may pay less than the total quote, but you’ll never pay more!

Resources You Can Rely On

Educating yourself about the cross-country moving process will help ensure a stress-free relocation. Browse our website for pricing calculators, packing guides, shipment trackers, moving tip videos and much more. 

We don’t want you to see us as an impersonal moving company but as your partner in achieving a smooth, seamless relocation. Check out our moving guides to learn more about the long-distance moving process.

How Moving Cross-Country with North American Van Lines Works

As one of Canada’s leading moving cross-country companies, we’re proud to serve the entire country. Whether you’re moving from Lethbridge, AB, to Halifax, NS, or from Toronto, ON, to Beauport, QC, North American Van Lines will be by your side every step of the way. 

Our highly trained team is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service at every stage of the moving process (take a look at our superior performance ratings!) to ensure you enjoy a successful and stress-free relocation, wherever your final destination might be. It’s the northAmerican way.

How to Prepare for Cross-Country Moving

A cross-country move can seem daunting, especially if you plan to tackle the relocation on your own. Just preparing for the big day can feel overwhelming! But even a task as monumental as across-the-country moving can be made simple with the right help.

If you’re planning a cross-country move and not sure where to start, you’ve come to the right place. As you move across the country, follow these simple steps to lighten your load and ensure the process goes smoothly from start to finish.

1. Set a Budget

Cross-country moving can be expensive. From moving supplies to travel expenses, incidental costs add up quickly. To ensure you stay below budget, start by comparing quotes from cross-country moving companies. Don’t forget to read the contract carefully and look for hidden fees and charges. This process will help you find the best price for cross-country movers while allowing you to allocate your remaining budget for other expenses.

You never know what might happen before, during or after your move. Always have an emergency fund set aside for any unexpected expenses. 

2. Get Organized – Declutter, Pack and Donate

The more you bring with you, the more expensive your cross-country move will be. If you plan to downsize during your move, do so before you get to your destination. Getting rid of items you no longer need will save you money in the long run and provide a fresh start in your new home. 

Go through your personal items and decide what you want to keep, donate and throw away. Be strategic when packing for cross-country moving. Try to pack by room, or at least to pack similar items in the same boxes. Don't forget to label everything.

3. Prepare for Your New Home

Four weeks before your move date, start making appointments to get your utilities (including internet and cable) shut off at your old home and turned on at the new one. If you're currently renting, you'll also want to start deep cleaning so you can get your deposit back. 

4. Close, Cancel and Transfer

It's time to cancel any local memberships and subscriptions that are tied to your old address. You'll also want to update your address with the Canada Post Corporation.

5. Gather Important Documents and Essentials

Before embarking on your cross-country move, collect your important documents and possessions, such as birth certificates, passports and expensive jewelry. As you make your preparations, plan to keep these items in your possession instead of packing them into a moving truck. These items should stay with you while you travel, even if you hire a cross-country moving company. 

6. Look into Cross-Country Moving Services 

Researching cross-country moving companies will help you save time and money in the long run. Professional cross-country movers cover liabilities and take the stress out of moving. 

7. Consider the Moving Costs 

While a DIY approach to moving across the country can work, there's much to consider. You'll need to pack up your items, rent a moving truck, drive it to the new location and unpack it yourself. Even if you have a few extra hands helping out, it's a long, tiring process, and you’ll be solely responsible for anything that happens along the way. With a trusted cross-country moving company by your side, you can enjoy peace of mind throughout the process. 

8. Plan for the Road Trip

Don’t let travel sneak up on you. Book accommodations, plan your route and schedule an automobile tune-up a few weeks before the big day. 

Of course, driving across Canada will put a lot of kilometers on your vehicle, but there’s no need to subject it to all that extra wear and tear. With auto transport services, you can move your car or truck to the new location without planning a long, expensive road trip—even more so if you’re moving with kids or pets.

9. Create a Checklist 

Moving is a fun, exciting and somewhat stressful experience—often all at once. A comprehensive moving checklist will help you stay organized and on top of all the necessary tasks, like transferring subscriptions, notifying schools and clearing out your storage unit.

10. Stick to the Plan

Unexpected obstacles can always arise during a cross-country move, but a solid relocation plan will help you weather these challenges with ease. A professional relocation specialist can help you create an efficient and affordable schedule of services to ensure you’re prepared for whatever lies ahead.

Frequently Asked Questions about Cross-Country Moving

What are the costs associated with cross-country moving in Canada?

The cost of cross-country moving in Canada varies depending on the size and distance of the move, as well as any additional services you may require. Generally, a full-service move can range from $2,000 to $10,000, including packing materials and supplies, custom crating, vehicle shipping, piano moving and other third-party services. Short-term storage fees may also apply. Use our Quote on Demand tool to create an accurate picture of your likely moving expenses.

How long does it typically take to complete a cross-country move in Canada?

The amount of time it takes to complete a cross-country move in Canada varies depending on the size of the move, the distance traveled and other factors. Generally speaking, a cross-country move can take anywhere from one to several weeks.

Are there any restrictions on what items can be moved across the country?

Specific restrictions limit what items can be carried across Canada. North American Van Lines will not transport hazardous materials such as flammable liquids, explosives and corrosive substances. We may also refuse to move items that are too large or heavy for our trucks, including pianos, hot tubs and large furniture pieces. 

Do you offer packing and unpacking services for my move?

Yes, North American Van Lines offers packing and unpacking services for cross-country moves. Packing and unpacking services are a great way to save time and energy when moving long distances. Our professional movers have the experience and expertise to properly pack your items so they are not damaged in transit.

Do you provide storage options if I need to store my belongings during the move?

Yes, North American Van Lines offers storage options for customers who need to store their belongings during the move. Our options include short-term storage for a few days or weeks and long-term storage for months.