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Moving to Shawinigan from Montreal


Important information you need to know before you start your move to Shawinigan from Montreal. Shawinigan, Quebec also know, as The City of Electricity is located along the Saint-Maurice River. The word Shawinigan means “Potage at the crest” in Algonquian, which refers to the nearby waterfall located in Shawinigan. Currently Shawinigan has an approximate population of 51, 904. The majority of the population in Shawinigan speaks only French as their first language (81%) compared to 18% of Shawinigan’s residents who speak both French and English Shawinigan is known to have one of the most Vibrant English speaking communities in the area where through history have segregated into separate neighborhoods of the city.  With enough planning and budgeting accomplishing a long distance move from Montreal to Shawinigan can be simple and achievable.

Geographically speaking Shawinigan is located approximately 163 kilometers from Montreal, which can translate into approximately 2 hours of driving depending on speed of the vehicle and route taken. If taking the most direct route from Montreal to Shawinigan you would travel along the Autoroute 25 North taking the exit onto Autoroute 40 East toward Trois-Rivieres/Quebec. The majority of your traveling will be along the Autoroute 40 East until taking exit 196 North to merge onto Autoroute 55 north toward Shawinigan. Take exit 211 for Quebec 153 toward Saint-Boniface-de Shawinigan/Centre-Ville. Turn right at Boulevard Trudel East/ QC-153 North and at the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Avenue de le Station/QC-153 North. You will now be in the city of Shawinigan, equipping your long-distance move from Montreal to Shawinigan with local road maps or a portable GPS system can ensure no mistakes are made along transit. While on route to Shawinigan you will pass a number of cities such as Lachenaie, L’Assomption, Berthierville, Le Martin-Pecheur, Trois-Rivieres, Saint-Etienne-des-Gres until finally passing Belgoville into the city of Shawinigan. When selecting Montreal movers to assist you with you move to Shawinigan, its often a great suggestion to investigate with a prospect company if they have experience in long distance moves to Shawinigan or immediate area, not only with this show professionalism on both parties involved but will also keep your mind at ease while your possessions are in transit.

There are a number of public education institutions 8 public schools in total seven of them are under the supervision of the Commission Scolaire de l’Energie school board. One of the locations is an adult education assisting those who are no longer eligible for public secondary school with the goals of achieving their high school diploma. There is one-post secondary institutions that assists in trade training. The Centre National en Electrochimie et en Technologies. Often its best to research what institutions would best suit your needs or your child’s needs when preparing for a move so you are prepared for any business that should be taken care of.

Shawinigan does have a limited service of public transportation run through The Societe de Transport De Trois Rivieres. The STTR has a number of routes operating on an hourly schedule. There are also a number of private bus lines that operating with stops in Shawinigan and other areas in close proximity such as Trois-Rivieres. Some of the more popular bus lines would be the Autobus Landry J-L Inc that is based in Shawinigan.

When getting to the selection of your new home or dwelling, often this part can be the most exciting for the entire family involved. Doing your research on local by laws, provincial legislation and average home prices in Shawinigan will ensure you are not take advantage of by a future landlord or real estate agent when signing a new lease or mortgage. There are a number of different available units and homes, often it will come down to preference and over all budget. A number of new homes have been built along the river, making for breathtaking views from your vary own kitchen and bed room windows.

Shawinigan is home to a theme park based on the local industrial history of the city. In 1997 a 115-meter high observation tower was built over looking the waterways attracting thousands of visitors to the city each year. Its often a great suggestion to visit the city of Shawinigan before your destined moving date, not only to get better acquainted with the city but to condition you and your family for the future traveling that will be endured during your move. There are a number of restaurants and accommodations to be taken advantage of within the city making your visit an enjoyable one. They’re a number of family eateries for all ages located in the downtown section. The city offers a great variety in accommodations for affordable prices, some of which the bed and breakfasts are the most popular due to packages offered by the owners. There are also a number of hotels and motels located along the lakeside making the visit to Shawinigan an excitement leading up the big move.

Moving from Montreal to Shawinigan 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. 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 Montreal residential 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. 

If you want to move your piano or pool table to Shawinigan from Montreal, ask if the movers have experience and all equipment for that!

Selecting Montreal Economical Moving Service - Déménagement Économique 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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