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Moving to Selkirk from Montreal


Selkirk, Manitoba also known as the “Catfish Capital of the World” is a city located approximately 22 kilometers northeast of the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba’s Capital. Currently Selkirk has an approximate population of 9 515, with the majority of the population speaking English, however due to the large population of aboriginals, it is common to have many native speaking pockets throughout the area. Successfully accomplishing a long distance move from Montreal to Selkirk can be accomplished with enough pre planning budgeting and over all proper research.

There are many factors that must be considered when planning a long distance move from Montreal to Selkirk. One of the more important topics of research would be the amount of distance, traveling time as well as best possible route, due to the amount of travelling that will have to take place through the province of Ontario. Note that you can shed driving time off this trip by a few hours if the moving company can clear border crossings into the United States and back into Canada. Geographically speaking Montreal is located approximately 2 394 kilometers from Selkirk which can be translated into approximately 1 day and 8 hours of driving, depending on speed of the vehicle and destined route taken. 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 will now continue into the province of Manitoba. Make a right onto MB-206 North, and a left onto MB-44 West. Merge onto MB-59 North via the ramp to Grand Beach, Turn left onto Cil Rd/MB-204 North while keep an eye out for signs indicating the city of Selkirk. Turn left onto Main street/MB-9 Alt South. You have now made it to the city of Selkirk, 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 Selkirk 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, Lorette, until finally making it to Selkirk.

When searching for Montreal movers to assist with your long distance move, investigating the prospect company for referrals or if they have experience moving from Montreal to the province of Manitoba will ensure you not only made the right choice but keep your mind at ease during this transition.

The city of Selkirk is limited in the forms of the post secondary education. Currently there is only one campus available for students to progress their education into a career, however there are many post secondary educational opportunities located 20 kilometers south in the city of Winnipeg. The lone campus in Selkirk is known as The Academy of Learning career and business college – Selkirk Campus. The campus has been active since 1987 and offers a range of diplomas and certificate programs to help achieve a path to a great career. If you have children that will be attending the public school system, there are currently 14 schools, which range from Kindergarten to grade 12. Out of the 14 schools, there is one French immersion school. Researching which institution that best suits the needs of your family will ensure you made the right choice prior to your moving date.

The city of Selkirk just recently started a public transportation service in May 2011, which not only has made current resident excited about the ability to get around affordably but also attracts many new residents who may also depend on public transportation services. Selkirk Transit operates From Monday to Saturday but only from 6am to 6 pm during the weekdays and from 8am to 6 pm on Saturdays. The fare is even for all ages at $2.00 but the riders have the ability to ride all day on one fare.

When searching for a home in Selkirk can be the most rewarding and exciting part of planning your long distance move from Montreal to Selkirk. There are many steps that should be taken to ensure that you are one step ahead with any potential landlord or real estate agent. Researching local average home prices, municipal bylaws and provincial legislation will ensure no mistakes are made before and after you find a new dwelling to call home. There are many apartments that are also for rent on the market, knowing what the size and requirements upon singing a lease will ensure you have made the right choice.

Before moving to the city of Selkirk from Montreal, its always a great suggestion to visit the city, not only to better acquaint yourself with the local streets and what it has to offer to you and your family but to also condition yourself for the amount of travelling that is involved. There are a number of cultural events as to attend during the year as well as local shops and boutiques not to mention the amount of restaurants that will have you wanting to move in Selkirk in no time. Some of the more popular restaurants are experienced in international cuisines such as Chinese, American, and a number of international cuisines. If you decide on staying longer then a full day, there are also a number of affordable hotels to rest before your drive/flight/train back to Montreal. Some of the more affordable ones would be the Evergreen gate bed and breakfast, and the Canad Inns Garden City just to mention a handful of great accommodations in Selkirk.

Moving from Montreal to Selkirk 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 Selkirk 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!


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