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Here at Ferguson Moving & Storage, we totally get that moving is overwhelming. As Nanaimo 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 Nanaimo 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 Nanaimo neighbourhood.

We’ve been moving BC 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 options options!

Buildings managers love us and so will your new Nanaimo neighbours.

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 Surrey who actually enjoy packing and unpacking services.

Click here for additional FAQ’s and information about our Surrey moving company.

 

A BRIEF HISTORY OF NANAIMO, BRITISH COLUMBIA
The City of Nanaimo is centrally located on the east coast of Vancouver Island. Nanaimo is situated on
the Trans Canada Highway, approximately 112 km north of Victoria and 60 km northwest of Vancouver,
across the Strait of Georgia. The Regional District of Nanaimo includes the Greater Nanaimo area, plus
the towns of Parksville and Qualicum.
Nanaimo enjoys an average July temperature of 18.3°C and an average January temperature of 5.3°C.
The average annual precipitation is 159 mm.
The population of the Greater Nanaimo area numbers approximately 80,949.

YESTERDAY
The Coast Salish First Nation was the region’s first inhabitants. The word Nanaimo is derived from the
Salish word “Sney-Ny-Mais” meaning “meeting place”. The Spanish explorers, Galiano and Valdes,
arrived in the area during the 1790s.
The Hudson’s Bay Company established a trading post in 1849, but the discovery of coal in 1852 led to
permanent settlement. In 1862, the Vancouver Coal Mining and Land Co. bought out the HBC Mines
and expanded operations. Completion of the Esquimalt to Nanaimo Railway in 1886 spurred
development. The city grew with its increasing coal output. Production from the 3 main seams in the
area reached its peak in 1923 when over 1 million tonnes were mined. Once the easily accessible coal
was mined, it became increasingly dangerous and expensive to extract the fuel and by the early 1950s the
city turned to forest products to support the economy.
Nanaimo was incorporated in 1874 when it had a population of only 1,500.

TODAY
With its beautiful natural setting, mild climate and numerous beaches, parks and nearby camping sites,
Nanaimo is an important tourist centre. Rich agricultural land and abundant timber resources surround
Nanaimo. Its excellent deep harbour, the only all purpose port city on Vancouver Island, has made it an
important distribution and regional centre. Nanaimo is also the axis of several transportation routes: the
Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway; the Trans-Canada and Island highways; and ferry services to and from
the mainland.

DID YOU KNOW?
Nanaimo is the birthplace of the Nanaimo Bar, an amazing dessert made with chocolate, graham wafers
and vanilla cream.
(08/11)
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NANAIMO, BRITISH COLUMBIA
ATTRACTIONS
Parks and Trails – Nanaimo offers 588 hectares of city operated parks and 100 km of walking and biking
trails.
Nanaimo District Museum – A journey back in time to the beginnings of Nanaimo, including First
Nations artifact and crafts.
Nanaimo Art Gallery – This gallery has two locations and exhibits works from local, regional and
national artists.
Downtown Farmers Market – Held on Fridays from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm during the months of May to
October, in the downtown area. Vendors include fresh produce, baked goods and crafts.
Annual Events – Nanaimo is host to numerous annual festivities including the Bathtub Race across the
Strait of Georgia to Vancouver in motor-powered bathtubs, Canada Day Celebrations and the Dragon
Boat Festival in July, Vancouver Island Exhibition, Blues Festival in August and the Festival of Trees
from November to December.

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:
“Nanaimo Daily News”
B1-2575 McCullough Rd.
Nanaimo, BC
V9S 5W5
(250) 729-4200
“Nanaimo News Bulletin”
777 Poplar St.
Nanaimo, BC
V9S 2H7
(250) 753-3707
Local FM Radio Station:
CKWV ……………………………….. 102.3
CHWF ……………………………….. 106.9
CHLY ………………………………… 101.7

RECREATION
For information about facilities, clubs and sports leagues in your area, please contact:
Parks and Recreation Centres ………………………. (250) 756-5200
Harbourfront Branch Library ……………………….. (250) 753-1154
Wellington Branch Library ………………………….. (250) 758-5544
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NANAIMO, BRITISH COLUMBIA
MEDICAL SERVICES
A list of names and addresses of physicians currently accepting new patients is available from:
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital
1200 Dufferin Cres.
Nanaimo, BC
V9S 2B7
(250) 754-2141
www.viha.ca

EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS
*Please confirm these emergency numbers when you arrive in your new community.
AMBULANCE …………………………………………… 911
FIRE ………………………………………………………….. 911
POLICE …………………………………………………….. 911
EDUCATION
For information regarding curriculum and enrollment procedures, please contact:
School District #68 (Nanaimo-Ladysmith)
395 Wakesiah Ave.
Nanaimo, BC
V9R 3K6
(250) 754-5521
www.sd68.bc.ca
Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique (School District 93)
180-10200 Shellbridge Way
Richmond, BC
V6X 2W7
(604) 214-2600
www.csf.bc.ca
Additional educational institutes:
Vancouver Island University College
900 Fifth St.
Nanaimo, BC
V9R 5S5
(250) 753-3245
www.viu.ca
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NANAIMO, BRITISH COLUMBIA
HOUSING
Vancouver Island Real Estate Board
6374 Metral Dr.
Nanaimo, BC
V9R 5M2
(250) 390-4212
www.vireb.com

PUBLIC SERVICES
Cable TV: Shaw Cable ……………………………………………………………. (250) 760-1999
Website …………………………………………………………………. www.shaw.ca
Hydro: B.C. Hydro ……………………………………………………………. 1-800-224-9376
Website ……………………………………………………………. www.bchydro.com
Gas: FortisBC ……………………………………………………………….. 1-800-667-6064
Website …………………………………………………………….. www.fortisbc.com
Garbage/Recycling: Public Works Department ……………………………………….. (250) 758-5222
Water: Water Services ……………………………………………………….. (250) 755-4429
Water Rates …………………………………………………………… (250) 755-4416
Telephone: Telus (outside BC) …………………………………………………. 1-888-811-2323
Telus (within BC) ……………………………………………………………. 310-2255
Website …………………………………………………………………. www.telus.com
The telephone area code for Nanaimo is 250.

TRANSPORTATION
Driver Services-ICBC ………………………… 1-800-950-1498
Nanaimo Regional Transit System ………. (250) 390-4531
BC Ferry Corp …………………………………… 1-888-223-3779
Website ……………………………………….. www.bcferries.com

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:
Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce
2133 Bowen Road
Nanaimo, BC
V9S 1H8
(250) 753-1191
www.nanaimochamber.bc.ca
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NANAIMO, BRITISH COLUMBIA
OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION (CONT)
For other information about your new community, including area maps and brochures, please contact:
City Clerk
455 Wallace St.
Nanaimo, BC
V9R 5J6
(250) 754-4251
For more information on Nanaimo, visit their website at www.nanaimo.ca.

WELCOME WAGON
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