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Moving to British Columbia

If you’re planning a move to British Columbia, you’re about to move to one of the most beautiful places in Canada. Bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the west and the Rocky Mountains on the east, Canada’s westernmost province is famous for its spectacular scenery, rugged coastline, and wide array of exciting outdoor experiences. Keep reading to learn more about relocating to British Columbia and how to move there affordably with U-Pack®.

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Getting to know British Columbia

Regions. The province is made up of six different regions – Vancouver, Vancouver Island, Thompson Okanagan, Northern British Columbia, Cariboo Chilcotin Coast, and Kootenay Rockies. Each region is unique, offering British Columbia residents limitless opportunities to explore their surroundings.

Weather. The climate in British Columbia is diverse. It all depends on where you live. If you live toward the coast, you’ll get warm, dry summers and mild, wet winters. If you live near the Thompson Okanagan or Cariboo region, your summers will be hot and winters warm. The Kootenay region experiences warm summers and cooler winters, while the northeast regions experience warms summers and cold, snowy winters. The north coast region gets lots of rain and cold winters.

Cities. The majority of British Columbians live in the Vancouver metro area. You might find your home right in Vancouver, or one of the surrounding communities: Surrey, Richmond, Abbotsford, Victoria, or Burnaby. Or, you might make your home away from Vancouver in one of these cities: Kelowna, Cranbrook, Prince George, Kamloops, and Nanaimo. Explore these cities and other exciting places with these city guides!

Outdoor activity.

There’s so much to do in British Columbia. You can enjoy everything from hiking, camping, rock climbing, and mountaineering to hunting, fishing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, sailing, skiing, and whale watching just outside your door.

Did you know?

  • British Columbia is the size of France, Germany, and the Netherlands combined.
  • Mountains cover 75% of the province.
  • There are 40,000 islands throughout the province.
  • The government owns 90% of the land in B.C.

What else you should know before moving to British Columbia

  • The Spirit Bear, B.C.’s official symbol, is a white bear found on the central coast and north coast of B.C. It’s not albino, but instead a black bear with white fur due to a rare gene trait.
  • Each year, more than 34,000 immigrants arrive in B.C., making it quite the melting pot.
  • B.C. has 1,030 parks and protected areas.
  • B.C. is Canada’s second-largest natural gas producer and third-largest producer of hydroelectricity.
  • The Economist named B.C. the “World’s Most Livable City.”
  • B.C. hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics.
  • B.C. is only away from 2 hours away from Seattle and 5 hours from Portland.

Making the move to British Columbia with U-Pack

If you’re looking to make the move to British Columbia from the U.S., then you need a moving company that will get you there for an affordable rate. U-Pack can do just that. Here’s how it works:

  • A moving trailer or moving container is delivered direct to your door.
  • You pack it up full of your belongings.
  • Your shipment is driven to the destination service center.
  • You’ll clear your items with the Canadian customs office.
  • Once your items are cleared, U-Pack will deliver them direct to your door for unloading.

See this helpful guide for more information on what documents are required for moving to Canada from the U.S. and how U-Pack crosses the border with your belongings.

Move to B.C. with U-Pack and enjoy the drive in your own vehicle. Call 877-453-7274 and get a free moving quote today to compare to U-Pack to other British Columbia moving companies.