We love looking back at the photo of one of the Bekins brothers perched atop a horse-drawn cart with a wagon that would plod across the dirt streets of Sioux City, Iowa, hauling wooden chests and pianos for settlers 125 years ago. The photo reminds us that we have a tradition of going above and beyond as we bring people the items they treasure most to the place they’ll now call home.
After opening its first Canadian branch in 1924 in Vancouver, Bekins Moving & Storage continued to grow in BC. Today, Bekins has branches and franchises across the province offering a full range of moving services provided by professionals with the highest standards.
To serve our customers door-to-door ourselves wherever possible in BC, we are strategically located in Richmond, Kelowna, Campbell River & Comox Valley, Prince George, Victoria and Parksville to serve Vancouver Island. Our teams are proud to bring our skilled and uniformed packers and movers and our modern fleets and specialized equipment to neighbourhoods throughout the province.
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With more than 30 years of experience in the moving industry, Peter Monteith opened Bekins Vancouver Island in 2008 knowing he could bring a full suite of local and long distance moving services to the growing area.
The head office in Parksville began with just a small commercial space in the centre of town, two movers, one cube van, and a vision to grow in every way to better serve Island residents.
Later, the moving company moved to a larger space just off the highway that’s more accessible for long-haul tractor-trailers.
Today, with a team of more than 35 moving consultants, packers and movers, a fleet of 10 semi-trailers and a 20,000 square foot storage facility, Bekins has the resources to serve residents across this side of the Island, including Parksville, Nanaimo, Duncan, Port Alberni and Clayoquot Sound. In fact, we serve clients all the way to Malahat and Bowser and Tofino to Ucluelet.
With careful women packers, trained and uniformed movers and a partnership in United Van Lines to arrange successful moves anywhere in the world, Bekins has become one of the moving companies Vancouver Island residents recommend for successful moves and the height of service at every step.
Our Canadian Association of Movers (CAM) membership ensures we are insured, maintain standards of our facilities, and operate to a strict code of ethics, while the BBB brand recognises our commitment to our customers, and the trust and integrity in Bekins Vancouver Island.
Within our coverage, we also take pride in being a part of the community, from participating in parades and donating services to non-profits to contributing to charities and teams, we love to support Parksville and area!
We go the extra mile for our customers from beginning to end. We’re professionals with a lot of experience, so we like taking the time to do whatever we can to use our knowledge and help them have the best move possible.Peter Monteith | Bekins Vancouver Island, Owner