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Considering a Move to Halifax?

Moving to Halifax

Halifax city is part of the Halifax Regional Municipality in Nova Scotia in Canada. In the last few years it has changed from being a separate city to become part of the larger Halifax Regional Municipality.

The main urban area of the Halifax Regional Municipality fronts onto Halifax Harbour where most people are located in the Metropolitan area. The total population in the Halifax Regional Municipality account for 40% of Nova Scotia’s population.

Halifax Regional Municipality has many government services and departments located in the area. There are also many private sector companies in the banking, and other industries located in Halifax. Major employers in the area include the Department of National Defence, as well as the Port of Halifax with many employment opportunities for those moving to Halifax.

For those moving to Halifax will find places of interest to visit such as museums like the Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia, and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Other places worth visiting include Citadel Hill (Fort George), and the iconic Peggys Cove. The city has a number of festivals such as the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo, the Atlantic Film Festival and the Atlantic Fringe Festival.


Experience Our Tailored Moving Services

Abels Moving Services can assist you when moving to Halifax from the UK. We have been providing professional and discrete packing and international removal services for discerning families and professionals relocating and moving to Halifax in Canada for over 50 years.

Abels Moving Services advises that Export Packing is a fundamental requirement for all your items and possessions when moving to Halifax. Export Packing is a way of protecting items when in transit. It utilises either a 6 ply paper blanket that has a wax inner and a water resistant outer or tough bubble blanket that has a soft cloth inner and robust outer to ensure corners are not exposed. Certain items will need to be card covered, put into a carton or an additional layer of the above wrap to add extra protection for items such as polished furniture, antiques, delicate legs, mirror and glass fronted units.

The level of protection that is needed when moving items for example by road is less stringent but for moving your items travelling thousands of miles in either 20ft Containers or 40ft Containers on their sea journey to Halifax then they will need additional Export Packing protection. Please remember that the goods will be “handled” many times including wrapping, loading the container, road journey to the port, container hoist removes and stacks, container hoist moves from the stack to the loading area near the vessel, loading the vessel crane gantry, sea journey and then the same in reverse. So the protection is paramount in ensuring the contents longevity when moving to Halifax.

Abels Moving Services holds a Royal Warrant to Her Majesty the Queen. We pride ourselves on providing the same level of service to all our customers from start to finish.

Considering another Canadian City?

If you are not moving to Halifax but are considering a move to another city in Canada then please see our other website pages on Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton, Quebec, Winnipeg, Hamilton (Canada), Kitchener, London (Canada), Halifax (Canada), and Victoria (Canada).

Call Abels on +44 (0)1842 816600 to discuss your requirements when moving to Halifax or any other Canadian location.

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Telephone: +44 (0)1842 816600