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Moving to Brandon from Montreal


Brandon, Manitoba is the second largest city in the province of Manitoba. Brandon was named after a Canadian Warship the HMCS Brandon however has the nickname “The Wheat City”. Primarily the city is the largest city in the Westman region, along the Assiniboine River. The area is well known for its agricultural history with most of its major industries reflecting this such as the hog and fertilizer processing plant. Currently the City of Brandon has an approximate population of over 46000, with the majority of the population speaking English however 11% of the population consider themselves French Canadians making the city very diverse. Planning a long distance move from Montreal to Brandon can be accomplished with enough budgeting and research ensuring a successful transition.

Moving to a city like Brandon from Montreal can be a difficult move due to the amount of traveling that must be accomplished through the province of Ontario. Geographically speaking Montreal is located approximately 2 585 kilometers, which can be translated into approximately 1 day and 11 hours of driving. Note that you can decrease the amount of traveling time by crossing international boarders into the United States, however this will have to be established with the correct Montreal moving company to successfully accomplish this obstacle. If taking the most direct route from Montreal while staying in Canadian borders you would travel along the 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 have now entered into the province of Manitoba, where you will continue onto Mb-100 West ramp toward Brandon. Merge onto Perimeter Hwy/Manitoba 100 West/MB-101 south. Take another ramp onto MB-1 West and merge onto Portage Ave/MB-1 West/Rte 85 West. Turn left onto 1 St/MB-1 Alt West, lastly a right onto Victoria Ave/MB-1 Alt West. You have now made it to the city of Brandon, equipping your move with local road maps or a portable GPS system will ensure no mistakes are made while in transit. While on route to Brandon, you will pass a number of different cities such as Ottawa, Pembroke, Deep River, North Bay, Sudbury, Blind River, Sault Ste. Marie Wawa, Nipison, Thunder Bay, Kenora, Winnipeg, Portage la Prarie, Carberry, until finally making it to the city of Brandon.

When searching for Montreal movers, it’s a great suggestion to investigate the prospect company for referrals or to determine if the company has experience moving from Montreal to the province of Manitoba. This will ensure a successful move from Montreal to Brandon, while keeping your mind at ease during this transition.

Currently there are some post secondary educational opportunities that exist within the city of Brandon. There are four post secondary institutions, Brandon University, Assiniboine Community College, Robertson College, and the Manitoba Emergency Services College. Many of these institutions offer a wide variety of programs that can lead to a successful career not only within the province but also in the rest of the country. If you have children that may have to attend the public education system, currently there are 22 different schools three of which are high schools, Vincent Massey High School, Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School and Neelin High School. Researching which educational institutions that would best suit your needs or the needs of your family will ensure you made the right choice prior to your long distance move from Montreal to Brandon.

The city of Brandon does have an operating public transportation service, known as Brandon Transit, which was founded in 1955. Currently Brandon Transit operates 10 routes with a fleet of 23 diesel run buses. There are four different main terminals that connect the majority of the riders to routs all over the city. The services runs from Monday to Saturday with no Sunday or holiday service. There is a separate service known as the Handi-Transit service that is available from 9 am to 5pm on Sundays.

When searching for a new home in Brandon, it can often be the most exciting part of planning your long distance move from Montreal to Brandon. Brandon has a reputation for having wonderful neighborhoods with a number of homes 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 destined moving date, its always a great suggestion to visit the city of Brandon, to not only condition your self for the amount of traveling that is involved, but to also see the city in the eyes of a tourist. There are a number of scenic trials, parks and cultural events that take place in the city of Brandon year round. From shops and restaurants to award winning hotels, the city of Brandon offers a number of services to all visitors and residents. There are a number of affordable restaurants that are suitable for any family occasion such as the Green Olive, Kam Lung Restaurants and a number of traditional North American eateries that will have you wanting to move to the city of Brandon in no time. If you believe you will be staying longer then a full day, you have the opportunity to experience some of the accommodations that are available in Brandon, such as the more popular Lakeview Inn and Suites-Brandon, Canad Inns Brandon just to list a handful of what’s available.

Moving from Montreal to Brandon 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 from Montreal to Brandon. 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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