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Here at Ferguson Moving & Storage, we totally get that moving is overwhelming. As Kitsilano Movers have the solutions you need.

For more than 97 years, we have been asked to come into homes like yours for the purpose of moving peoples treasured furniture and other belongings. We think you deserve the highest level of moving service to the Kitsilano area. That is why we act like a concierge for your move. We assign every move with a single point of contact from beginning to end. Our personalized service in moving means you won’t have to meet our entire office staff, just one single caring manager that will look after your moving needs. Our mission is to make sure you are looked after before during and after moving day.

We really do want to make sure you are moved with the uttermost care. That’s why we offer the highest quality movers, packing materials and customer care. We blanket wrap your furniture in your home before it moves. So you can see us caring.

We’ll pack up & move your finest electronics

Need audio/video disconnection service? Perhaps you need you your Plasma TV packed because you didn’t keep the original TV Box. We offer customized packing and watch out for even the finer details.

We know your neighborhood.

We’ve been moving Vancouver residents for nearly 100 years. So we won’t have any trouble navigating to your old home or your new one. Not ready to move in yet? Ask us about our storage container options!

Buildings managers love us and so will your new Kitsilano neighbors.

We’ll take care to protect your building’s entrance floors and work with your building managers to make sure elevators are padded and locked before the movers even arrive.

We know how to work fast and move your items carefully.

We have the only training facility for moving companies that shows our crews how to disassemble and reassemble furniture that doesn’t fit out the doors. Plus, we have access to specialty companies to service universal gyms, pool tables and more.

This is all part of your guaranteed flat moving quote.

All the above services are genuinely included in your flat rate moving price. Your professional move manager will access everything before quoting your move. We never have hidden fees and you can count on it.

 

Below are more services we offer at Ferguson Moving & Storage:

• Packing & Unpacking – We’re probably the only people you now know in Kitsilano who actually enjoy packing and unpacking services. Packing and Unpacking Moving Tips .

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A BRIEF HISTORY AND HELPFUL CONTACT INFORMATION FOR KITSILANO, BRITISH COLUMBIA

Kitsilano is a neighbourhood in the west side of the City of Vancouver. Known locally as “Kits”, the
community is home to many young families and students. Kitsilano is a popular spot for cafes, organic
markets and yoga studios.
The City of Vancouver is situated in the southwest corner of British Columbia, bordered by the Coast
Mountain Range and the Pacific Ocean. Vancouver is located on Highway #99 and the Trans Canada
Highway #1. Twenty-three communities make up the City of Vancouver.
The climate is moderate. The area is open and green all year, being protected by the Coast Range
Mountains and tempered by the Strait of Georgia. Temperatures range from an average of 3°C in
January, to an average July temperature of 18°C. The average annual precipitation is 1,219 mm.
The population of the City of Vancouver numbers approximately 578,000.
The population of Kitsilano numbers approximately 40,595.

YESTERDAY AND TODAY

In 1792, Captain George Vancouver sailed into Burrard Inlet, but it was another 70 years before a
settlement was started. Within nine years, the settlement had grown large enough to support a school,
and by 1886, the population having grown to 2,000 people, Vancouver was incorporated as a city.
The city was destroyed by fire in 1886 and was rebuilt within six months. That same year, the
Vancouver Weekly Herald was first published. The first train from the east arrived at Port Moody,
fulfilling one of the conditions under which British Columbia entered Confederation.
The years of expansion and modernization were from 1887 to 1890: the first passenger train arrived from
Montreal, the first Trans-Pacific steamer entered the Port of Vancouver, electric lighting, water mains
and streetcars went into service, Stanley Park was opened, and the New Westminster business district
burned and was rebuilt.

Today, Vancouver is British Columbia’s major distribution, service and commercial centre. In early
1995, a well known Swiss human resources consulting and training organization, rated Vancouver as the
second best city in the world in terms of quality of life, social environment, culture, health, education,
public services, recreation, housing and natural environment.
The Port of Vancouver is Canada’s’ largest, most diversified port and is the gateway to Asia-Pacific
trade. The port employs over 62,000 people.
(06/11)
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SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS

Kitsilano Beach – Known as “Kits” Beach, this popular beach is a hot spot for locals. Along with the
beach area, other attractions include a swimming pool, tennis courts, walking path and beach volleyball.
Kitsilano Showboat – An open amphitheatre that hosts free, live music and performances during the
summer months.

Annual Events – Kitsilano is host to numerous festivals throughout the year including the Vancouver
Children’s Festival in May, Greek Days in June, and the Vancouver Folk Music Festival in July.
Majestic mountains and a large natural harbour surround Vancouver. The Greater Vancouver area
includes many parks. Stanley Park has 1,000 acres of trees, parkland, lakes, a zoo and an aquarium, only
a five minute drive from the city centre. Grouse Mountain offers a spectacular view and skiing. Queen
Elizabeth Park, on top of Little Mountain, has a variety of recreation facilities, a number of gardens, and
a conservatory. The Van Dusen Botanical Gardens offers thousands of rare and unusual plants.
Vancouver Aquarium – View over 60,000 aquatic creatures and 800 other species in natural settings.
Located in Stanley Park.

Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver Playhouse, and the Vancouver Art Gallery are among the most
modern buildings of their kind and provide excellent facilities for art, music, and drama. There are live
theatres and private art galleries in all areas.
Vancouver Museum – The museum traces the city’s heritage over the past 100 years. National and
International exhibits are also on display.

Pacific National Exhibition Grounds – Home to Playland, a 15 acre amusement park that is open from
April to October. The park offers rides, games and a midway. The Exhibition grounds are also home to
the Fair, an annual fall fair held the last two weeks of August. Events include agricultural shows and
exhibits, attractions and concerts.

Sports Teams – Vancouver is home to the Canadian Football League’s B.C. Lions and the National
Hockey League’s Vancouver Canucks.

RECREATION
For information about facilities, clubs and sports leagues in your area, please contact:
Parks and Recreation Board ………………………….. (604) 257-8400
Kitsilano Public Library ……………………………….. (604) 665-3976
Kitsilano Arena …………………………………………… (604) 257-6983
Kitsilano Community Centre ………………………… (604) 257-6976
Killarney Pool/Arena …………………………………… (604) 718-8200
TRANSPORTATION
Public Transit – Translink …………………… (604) 953-3333
Coast Mountain Bus-SeaBus-Ferry ……… (604) 953-3000
Driver and Vehicle Licences – ICBC ……. 1-800-950-1498
KITSILANO, BRITISH COLUMBIA

MEDIA
One of the best ways to learn about your new community is to subscribe to the local newspaper. Many
publishers will mail their newspaper to you, even before you move. For more information, contact:
“The Vancouver Sun”
#1, 200 Granville St.
Vancouver, BC
V6C 3N3
(604) 605-2000
www.vancouversun.com
“The Vancouver Courier”
1574 West 6th Ave.
Vancouver, BC
V6J 1R2
(604) 738-1411
FM Radio Stations:
CBU …………………………………… 105.7
CFOX ………………………………… 99.3
CHQM ……………………………….. 103.5
CKLG ………………………………… 96.9
CFMI …………………………………. 101.1
CKCL ………………………………… 107.5
CKZZ ………………………………… 95.3
CBUX ………………………………… 90.9
CFBT …………………………………. 94.5

MEDICAL SERVICES

A list of names and addresses of physicians currently accepting new patients is available from:
British Columbia’s Children’s Hospital …………………………………. (604) 875-2345
Children and Women’s Health Centre …………………………………… (604) 875-2000
Providence Health Care – St. Paul’s Hospital …………………………. (604) 682-2344
UBC Hospital …………………………………………………………………….. (604) 822-7121
Vancouver General Hospital ………………………………………………… (604) 875-4111

EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS
*Please confirm these emergency numbers when you arrive in your new community.
AMBULANCE …………………………………………… 911
FIRE ………………………………………………………….. 911
POLICE …………………………………………………….. 911

KITSILANO, BRITISH COLUMBIA

EDUCATION

For information regarding curriculum and enrollment procedures, please contact:
School District #39 (Vancouver)
1580 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC
V6J 5K8
(604) 731-5000
www.vsb.bc.ca
Catholic Independent Schools of the Vancouver Archdiocese
150 Robson St.
Vancouver, BC
V6B 2A7
(604) 683-9331
www.cisva.bc.ca
Conseil scolaire francophone de la Columbie-Britannique
180- 10200 Shellbridge Way
Richmond, BC
V6X 2W7
(604) 214-2600
www.csf.bc.ca
Additional educational institutes:
University of British Columbia
2329 East Mall
Vancouver, BC
V6T 1Z4
(604) 822-2211
www.ubc.ca
Vancouver Community College:
King Edward Campus ………………………………….. (604) 871-7000
City Centre Campus …………………………………….. (604) 443-8300
Website …………………………………………………………… www.vcc.ca
Emily Carr Institute of Art Design …………………. (604) 844-3800
Website ………………………………………………………… www.ecuad.ca
Langara College ………………………………………….. (604) 323-5511
Website …………………………………………………. www.langara.bc.ca
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PUBLIC SERVICES

Cable TV: Shaw Cable ……………………………………………………………. (604) 629-8888
Website ……………………………………………………………………. www.shaw.ca
Hydro: B.C. Hydro ……………………………………………………………. 1-800-224-9376
Website …………………………………………………………….. www.bchydro.com
Gas: Terasen Gas ………………………………………………………….. 1-888-224-2710
Website …………………………………………………………….. www.terasen.com
Telephone: Telus (outside BC) …………………………………………………. 1-888-811-2323
Telus (within BC) ……………………………………………………………. 310-2255
Website …………………………………………………………………. www.telus.com
Water: Waterworks Department ………………………………………….. (604) 326-4800
Garbage/Recycling: Collection Inquiries ………………………………………………… (604) 873-7000
The telephone area code for Vancouver is 604.
311 CALL CENTRE
The Greater Vancouver Regional District has implemented a city information line. By dialing 311 within
the Vancouver boundaries a resident can receive city service information.

OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION

The Chamber of Commerce is the best source of information about your new community. Many of these
groups have brochures and booklets full of local facts. Please contact:
Kitsilano Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 34369, Station D
Vancouver, BC
V6J 4P3
(604) 731-4454
www.kitsilanochamber.com
For more information about your new community, including area maps and brochures, please contact:
City Clerk
453 W 12th Ave.
Vancouver, BC
V5Y 1V4
(604) 873-7000
For more information about Vancouver, visit their website at www.city.vancouver.bc.ca.

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