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 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 one of the most reputable cross-country moving companies in Canada, northAmerican offers a wide array of moving and storage services designed to accommodate your specific needs.
Our services include:
- Full-service packing
- Packing materials and supplies
- Fragile-only packing
- Custom crating
- Unpacking/uncrating/debris removal
- Short- and long-term storage
- Vehicle shipping
- Piano moving
- Third-party services
- And much more
We offer more services than other cross-country moving companies in Canada, ensuring that when you relocate your life across the nation, getting there will be the last thing you need to worry about.
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 premier cross-country moving companies, we have as large a service area as you might expect. Whether you’re moving from Lethbridge, AB, to Halifax, NS, or from Toronto, ON, to Beauport, QC, North American Van Lines can handle any relocation need, regardless of how complex or straightforward.
Our staff undergoes extensive training before ever handling your relocation, furthering our commitment to total quality. We’re dedicated to providing excellent customer service (take a look at our superior performance ratings) to ensure you enjoy a successful relocation, wherever your final destination might be. It’s the North American Van Lines way.
10 Steps to a Successful Cross-Country Move
Moving across the country is no easy task on your own. The amount of considerations to keep in mind as you prepare for the big day can feel overwhelming. To help keep things organized, we’ve broken the process down into ten simple steps to get you ready forcross-country moving.
Go through your personal items and decide what you want to keep, donate, and throw away before moving day. This will make packing easier and may even save you money on moving costs.
2. Get organized
Be strategic when packing your bags for cross-country moving. Try your best to pack the same types of items in the same boxes or pack by room. 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 and cable shut off at your old home and turned on at the new one. If you're currently renting your place, you'll also want to start deep cleaning your old house so you can get your deposit back.
4. Close, cancel and transfer
It's time to cancel any unnecessary local memberships and subscriptions you have tied to your old address. You'll also want to call the Canada Post Corporation and tell them the new address you're moving to.
5. Keep your valuables and necessary items close
When packing up your items and preparing for your cross-country move, ensure all your small, valuable items and important paperwork are in one place. If you're hiring a cross-country moving company, keep these items with you while you travel.
6. Budget and prepare for unexpected expenses
You never know what might happen before, during, or after your move. Always have an emergency fund set aside that you can use for any unexpected expenses.
7. Look into cross-country moving services
Researching different cross-country moving companies will help you save time and money in the long run. Professional across-country movers are there to take the stress out of moving.
8. 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 the peace of mind to focus on other details.
9. Look into auto transport and car shipping services
Driving across Canada will put a lot of kilometers on your vehicle. 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.
10. Create a checklist
Moving is a fun, exciting and somewhat stressful experience—often all at once. With a moving checklist, you can stay organized and on top of all the necessary tasks, like transferring subscriptions, notifying schools, and clearing out your storage unit.
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. The best way to know the actual cost is to complete our Quote on Demand tool above.
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 being 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.
Is insurance available for my belongings during a cross-country move?
Yes, insurance is available for your belongings during a cross-country move. North American Van Lines offers insurance coverage to protect your items in case of damage or loss during transit.
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 that 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.