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Moving to Winnipeg from Montreal

 

Winnipeg, Manitoba is the largest city in the province of Manitoba and also the provincial Capital. Winnipeg has many nicknames from the “Gateway to the West” and “The heart of the Continent” with a deep history dating back to the early years of the newly formed country of Canada.  Currently Winnipeg has an approximate population of 633 451, with the majority of the population speaking English, however 8% of the population in Winnipeg consider themselves First Nation, but have the ability to speak both their mother tongue and English. Planning a long distance move from Montreal to Winnipeg can be accomplished with proper research, budgeting and pre planning ensuring a successful move.

A long distance move from Montreal to Winnipeg is a very special move due to the amount of distance between both cities and the amount of landmass that must be crossed in the province of Ontario. Geographically speaking Montreal is located approximately 2 361 kilometers which can be translated into approximately 1 day and 8 hours of driving if staying in Canadian national borders. Often to save time, and depending if the moving company can clear border crossings into the United States, you can bring the driving time to less then a day, mapping which route best suits your situation will ensure efficiency. For the best direct route while in Canadian borders you would travel along Autoroute 720 West, and take exit 1N to merge onto Autoroute Decarie/Autoroute 15 N toward Saint-Jerome. Take exit 70 Ouest on the left for Autoroute 40 Ouest toward Hull/Ottawa/Autoroute 520/Pierre Elliott Trudeau. Merge onto Autoroute 40 West and continue onto the Trans Canada Highway/Ontario 17 West, you have now entered the province of Ontario. Turn left onto McConnell St/Trans Canada Highway/ON-17 West while keeping an eye out for signs indicting the city North Bay.

Keep right at the fork and follow signs and merge onto ON-17 West/ON-11 North/Twin Lakes Road. Turn left onto SE Bypass/Trans Canada Hwy/On-17West while following signs for Sault Ste. Marie/On-69/ON-144. Turn left onto Bar River Rd East, and a left onto On-17B West. Continue on Ontario Highway 17 west until making a right onto Adeline Ave, and the first left onto McNabb Street. Turn right onto Black Rd/Trans-Canada/Hwy/ON-17 West, take the fist left onto 2 line East/Trans Canada Hwy/On-17 West. Turn right onto Great Northern Rd/Trans-Canada Hwy/ON-17; continue on this highway until making a right onto Dawson Road/ON-102West. Turn right onto Trans-Canada Hwy/ON-11 W/ON-17West keeping an eye out for signs indicating Atikokcan/Fort Frances/Kenora. Turn left to stay on Ontario Highway 17 west and another left onto 2 St/south/ON-17 West. Turn right onto Main street south/Trans Canada 17 west. At the roundabout continue straight onto Lakeview drive/ON-17 West. Turn left onto the Kenora Bypass/Trans Canada hwy/ON-17 west. You will now continue into the province of Manitoba. Turn right onto St Anne’s Road/MB-1 West. Turn right onto Blenheim Ave. You have now entered the city of Winnipeg. Equipping your move with local road maps or a portable GPS system will ensure no mistakes are made while in transit.

During your move to Winnipeg from Montreal, you will pass a number of cities such as Ottawa, Pembroke, Deep River, North Bay, Sudbury, Blind River, Sault Ste. Marie Wawa, Nipison, Thunder Bay, Shabaqua Corners, Ignace, Kenora, Paradise Village, until finally making it to the city of Winnipeg.

When searching for Montreal movers to assist with your long distance move from Montreal to Winnipeg, investigating the prospect company for past experience moving to the province of Manitoba, or past referrals will ensure you made the right choice for this transition.

Winnipeg has a number of post secondary educational opportunities. There are currently 6 different institutions available. The University of Manitoba, The University of Winnipeg, The Canadian Mennonite University, Red River College and Booth College and one francophone college known as College Universitaire de Saint-Boniface which is affiliated with the University of Manitoba.

The University of Manitoba is the largest University in Manitoba with over 22 500 undergraduate students and 3500 graduate students. The university of Winnipeg was founded over 130 years ago making it one of the oldest institutions in Canada. The Canadian Mennonite University is a private Mennonite that was established in 1999. Red River College and Booth College are both independent colleges that offer a limited number of degree programs but are primarily art programs. There are seven public educational divisions in Winnipeg, researching which primary secondary or post secondary educational institution that best suits the needs of your family will ensure you made the right choice prior to your established moving date.

Winnipeg has a number of transportation services. Since 1882 public transportation has been efficiently used from Horse drawn streetcars to the now modern diesel buses. Winnipeg Transit currently has a fleet of 535 buses that operate over 88 routes. Daily Winnipeg transit can expect 110 000 + riders that they operate professional and efficiently. Via Rail also has a stop in Winnipeg that can connect riders from Montreal and Toronto affordably, also The Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport that is Canada’s 8th business airport.

When searching for a new home in Winnipeg, it can often be the most exciting part of planning your long distance move from Montreal to Winnipeg. The city of Winnipeg has excellent neighborhoods with a number of homes, condos, and high-rises found in all areas of the city. Often researching average home prices, local by laws and provincial legislation will ensure you keep one step ahead when dealing with a potential real estate agent or landlord. There are also a number of affordable apartments that vary in size, which can be of great assistance to those moving to the area to further their studies.

Prior to your scheduled moving date from Montreal to Winnipeg, its always a great suggestion to visit the city, not only to better acquaint yourself with the local streets and what the city has to offer to tourists, but to also condition yourself for the amount of traveling that’s involved in this long distance move. Winnipeg has a number of scenic parks, as well as local shops and restaurants. Often taking advantage of the restaurants in Winnipeg on your visit, will give you and your family a taste of what’s to come when finally making the transition from Montreal to Winnipeg. Some of the more popular restaurants are experienced in pizzeria, Sushi, and bistros. Often it will come down to the occasion and over all budgets. If planning on staying in Winnipeg longer then a full day, there are many affordable accommodations that are available at your service, making your stay an enjoyable one such as the Victoria Inn and Convention center, Greenwood Inn and suites as well as Hilton Suites Winnipeg, which is located near the airport.

Moving from Montreal to Winnipeg can be complex with many steps implicated to ensure everything goes as planned with precision and care. Thus finding a reliable and experienced long-distance moving company is important when planning such a large move to Winnipeg from Montreal. Finding a reliable mover can give you the satisfaction and peace of mind keeping you focused on other tasks involved during the move.

Selecting the right moving company or long distance movers in Montreal in general without the appropriate research can be time consuming, however checking company references, prior satisfied customer referrals, and that the moving company you choose operates or has operated in the past with the city you'll need to move to will always keep you one step ahead in your move.

Selecting Montreal Economical Moving Service ALEX - you are going to make sure your possessions are safely and securely transferred, and that this is done as quickly as possible. The choice is up to you!

 

Good Luck and Happy Moving!

 

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