Moving to Vancouver

Congratulations on your move to Vancouver! You can be proud to call home to the city ranked first “liveable city” in the world by Economist Intelligence unit five years running! With 2.3 million people in the metro area, it is the third largest center in Canada. With fifty two percent of the population with a first language other than English, the area is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse in the country.

Vancouver’s physical location on the Pacific Rim, with railroads coming in from the east, allows it the privilege of being Canada’s largest port, exporting billions of dollars of Canadian product overseas. Many forestry and mining businesses are headquartered in Vancouver. Other contributors to the local economy include, software technology (as well as video game and animation), biotechnology and a growing film industry.

Local residents enjoy easy access to the popular resort town of Whistler, which shared with Vancouver in hosting the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics. Tourists and locals can enjoy Stanley Park, Vancouver Art Gallery, copious summer festivals or take advantage of Vancouver’s vibrant nightlife.

Check out this handy quick reference for all of the numbers that you may need when moving to Vancouver.

Service

Vendor

Contact Number

Vancouver Movers

Bill & Ben The Mighty Moving Men

855-655-6683

Auto Insurance

ICBC

1-800-663-3051

Gas

Fortis

604-576-7200 

Electricity

BC Hydro

604 224 9376

TV/Cable Internet

Telus

604-310-7353

TV/Cable Internet

Shaw

1-888-472-2222

Public Transit/Bus

Translink

604-953-3333

Police

Non Emergency

604-717-3321

Newspaper

The Vancouver Sun

604-605-7381

Welcome Wagon

Vancouver Welcome Wagon

866-627-6075

If you have any other questions about your move to Vancouver, or would like to hire a Vancouver moving company or long distance moving company, please contact our office toll free 855-655-6683 or email us at vancouver@mightymoving.ca

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