Raising the Bar in Moving and Storage
Welcome to the Kootenai Moving website. We are a full service Nelson moving company with over 25 years expertise in moving, storage and surpassing the expectations of our customers.
Based in Nelson, BC, we can organize local, long distance or international moving for clients anywhere in the Kootenays. We can provide a variety of storage solutions for your short and long term storage needs.
As one of the only locally based moving companies in the Kootenays with nationwide affiliates we pride ourselves on providing top quality long distance moving services to anywhere in Canada.
Helpful Packing Videos
If our professional packers wrap and package your goods you can insure them against damage in transit. However, if you want to pack your household goods yourself your results will be much better if you use these packing techniques. See our custom Packing Videos here.
Skilled Movers for Delicate, Expensive and Difficult Items
After 25 years working in some of the most affluent homes and neighbourhoods we know how to meet the highest expectations. We offer full service packing and crating in your home for extra peace of mind:
- Furniture is padded in your home to eliminate any chance of damage
- Rug runners are used to protect flooring
- Upholstered furniture is shrink wrapped
- Door jambs and bannisters are padded for protection
Our services do not come at a premium, so call us, email us, or fill out our contact form now for a free, no obligation estimate. We pledge to reply to any enquiries on the same day, and will always take time to give you the planning, care and attention to detail that shouldn’t be taken for granted when you enlist the help of a Nelson moving company.
- We are committed to providing you with exceptional service.
- We pledge that you will be satisfied with our workmanship and that your satisfaction is our primary concern.
- Your satisfaction as a customer drives our company and we hope you will be a customer for years to come.
Some of the Areas We Serve
Nelson is perched on the shores of Kootenay Lake and offers a wide-range of world class recreational activities. The stunning geography and outdoor activities, however, are only part of Nelson’s overall charm. The community still holds true to its silver mining roots as is evident with its impressive selection of over 350 restored heritage buildings and many of these unique buildings make up the bustling downtown core of the city.
Besides being a historical hub, Nelson is also home to a thriving arts scene as well as an active and supportive small business community. Its diverse infrastructure as well as the welcoming small town feel offer the residents of Nelson a unique lifestyle opportunity.
The second most important town in the Kootenays, Castlegar is the transportation hub of the area, home to the West Kootenay Regional Airport. It is located in the Selkirk Mountains at the confluence of the Kootenay River and the Columbia River. Castlegar is an important commercial centre, one of the Top 8 Places in British Columbia for economic growth.
The grape vines, incredible natural wilderness, hot summers and snowy winters have made Castlegar a top destination for tourism and business. But it’s Castlegar’s people that give this big-small town its charm. We are proud to serve the people of Castlegar and surrounding area.
Salmo is a friendly community nestled in the spectacular Selkirk Mountains. Salmo is often referred to as the “Hub of the Kootenays” and is located a 30-minute drive from Nelson, Trail and Castlegar.
Salmo is home to some of the Kootenays most pristine rivers, which provide the town with the best drinking water in the world! The spectacular surroundings also offer the residents of Salmo an endless list of outdoor activities for all ages and levels, regardless of the season. This wide range of outdoor activities as well as the quaint, welcoming feel of the community make Salmo a great place to call home!
Creston is a thriving community that is home to an impressive selection of farms and orchards. The ideal year-round weather makes Creston the agricultural hub of the Kootenays. Creston’s ties to its agricultural roots can be seen in the two grain elevators that overlook the city and the expanse of Creston Flats. The orchards and vineries of Creston are only a part of this welcoming town.
Creston is also home to a flourishing and creative arts and crafts community. The City of Creston offers one of the most challenging golf courses in the Kootenays and is a great place to view many rare bird species. Creston is also the epicentre to the popular and ever-growing craft beer and wine industry.
The township of Grand Forks is situated in one of the most enviable natural settings in British Columbia! This small town has a colourful history and the downtown district is a diverse mix of restored heritage and historic buildings. The nearby extraordinary mining sites as well as the surrounding interpretive forests provide a first-hand account into Grand Fork’s roots. Grand Forks is home to a lively downtown district that is full of quaint cafes, galleries and shops.
The town’s natural setting is the perfect backdrop for an extensive choice of outdoor recreational activities. The breathtaking views of the surrounding area as well as Grand Forks’ small town allure make it an ideal setting for families as well as retirees.
Osoyoos is B.C.’s summer hot spot. This stunning city is located on the shores of Osoyoos Lake and is surrounded by a unique blend of mountains and grasslands. The ideal year-round weather as well as the incredible outdoor recreational possibilities make Osoyoos one of the most sought after places to live in the Okanagan. Osoyoos is also home to one of the province’s most unique and fragile ecological systems.
Osoyoos’ downtown district is comprised of a supportive small business community that provides the residents of the city with a wide range of services and amenities. Not only is Osoyoos the place for all your sun-soaked summer activities, but there are plenty of other outdoor recreational activities available in all 4 distinct seasons.
If you are looking for sunshine, then Cranbrook is the place for you! Cranbrook is British Columbia’s sunniest city and is situated in an open, vast valley in the heart of the Rocky Mountain Trench. Cranbrook’s history is tied to the railway and you can experience this history first hand at the museum that highlights this golden age of travel. The railway as well as a wide variety of mills and mines all make Cranbrook a working class town.
In addition to its working class roots, Cranbrook is home to a thriving commercial centre and is seen as a shopping and service hub to the surrounding Kootenay towns. There is an abundance of outdoor activities in the stunning wilderness and lakes that are scattered throughout the area.
Kaslo is the gateway to one of British Columbia’s most spectacular provincial parks – Kootenay Provincial Park. Kaslo’s geography provides ample opportunities to explore the area’s surrounding waterways, Kootenay Lake, two distinct mountain ranges and provides proximity to 5 provincial parks. It is no wonder that Kaslo has been termed Canada’s “Little Switzerland”.
Kaslo’s natural setting affords its residents year round outdoor opportunities and that unique Kootenay lifestyle. The welcoming, vibrant community of Kaslo plays host to a wide range of festivals that include a jazz festival and its famous “May Days”.
Nakusp is perfectly situated between two mountain ranges and is the ideal place to enjoy that laid back Kootenay lifestyle. Nakusp has a long history of resource development that ranges from silver mining, to sawmills as well as mining. These historic roots are evident throughout the town and can be seen in many of its restored buildings.
Nakusp’s proximity to the Columbia River as well as Arrow Lake offers unprecedented opportunity for watersports as well as the famous mountain activities that the Kootenay’s are known for. Today, Nakusp is widely known for its many nearby natural hot springs as well as its spas and wellness facilities.