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Moving & Storage - Nanaimo, BC

  • Store Hours:
    Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Our BigSteelBox Store in Nanaimo offers door-to-door delivery of 8' to 20' portable storage units on the east side of central Vancouver Island. We have been providing quality steel shipping containers for sale and rent to Nanaimo for many years, and our drivers are experts in delivery and placement.

If you're moving, we can help. No need to rent a truck or hire expensive professional movers. We'll bring you a BigSteelBox, you pack it at your pace, then we'll move it to your new home or store it for you until you're ready to unpack.

BigSteelBox Nanaimo also serves Duncan, Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Ladysmith, Port Alberni, Comox Valley and Campbell River.

Portable Storage Rentals - Keep Your Container at Your Place or Ours

  • Pricing
    10' BigSteelBox
    Storage at Your Place (excluding freight)
    Empty Delivery & Pick-up start from 125/ea
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  • Pricing
    20' BigSteelBox
    Storage at Your Place (excluding freight)
    Empty Delivery & Pick-up start from 125/ea
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  • Pricing
    20' BigSteelBox
    Storage at Our Yard (excluding freight)
    Empty Delivery & Pick-up start from 125/ea
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The most common sizes used for residential moving and storage are our 10' and 20' BigSteelBoxes. We may also have 8' Boxes at the Nanaimo store, please call to check availability.

A 10' BigSteelBox is ideal if space to place the Box is limited or you need less storage space. You can fit the contents of most 1-bedroom homes or apartments in a 10' Box.

Our 20' BigSteelBoxes are the most common size we rent and sell. The contents of most 2 to 4-bedroom homes or condos will fit into a 20' storage container. You can keep your BigSteelBox at your location or load it up and have it stored at our secure yard for a small additional charge.

Billing Details - What to expect on your first invoice:

Storage at Your Place: When you book your BigSteelBox you will be charged for the empty delivery, empty pick up, and one month’s rent on your first invoice. After that, you will be charged your recurring monthly rent.

Storage at Our Yard: If you choose to store your Box at our yard, you will be charged for the empty delivery, loaded move, and one month’s rent on your first invoice. After that, you will be charged your recurring monthly rent plus an on-site fee of $29/mo for a 10' or $29/mo for a 20' Box.

Load Your Items at Our Yard: If you want to avoid transportation costs, you can choose to bring your items to your BigSteelBox Store and load them there. While this option is less convenient than having a Box delivered to your location, it will save you money and still gives you the flexibility to have your loaded Box delivered to another location in the future.

Local Moving Service in Nanaimo

  • 1-Month Move
    Store at Your Place
    Direct House-to-House Move from
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  • 1-Month Move
    With Storage at Our Yard
    House-to-Yard-to-House Move from
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  • 2-Month Move
    With Storage at Our Yard
    House-to-Yard-to-House Move from
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The 1-Month Local Move price quoted above includes the initial drop off of a 20’ BigSteelBox, one loaded move directly to your new home, pick up of the empty container and one month’s rent. If you need more time to pack or unpack your Box, no problem, just add $149/month for each additional month you need it.

BigSteelBox is the only company in Nanaimo that offers loaded moves of 20-foot storage containers for residential customers. Our local move price applies to moves within the Nanaimo city limits*. Storage at our secure yard in-between homes is subject to an extra loaded move charge and on-site storage fee.

Moving to a new city? Learn more about our long distance moving services.

Commercial & Construction Storage in Nanaimo

BigSteelBox provides portable storage units to a wide range of business types, including warehousing facilities and resort properties in and around Nanaimo, BC. Our storage containers are also frequently used on construction job sites, by restoration companies, and by commercial and retail businesses.

We’ll work with you to provide a storage solution that meets your company’s needs for security, space and budget. Portable storage is ideal for any business that has space restrictions, and it makes financial sense when compared to other short or long-term storage options. While we don't rent 40' shipping containers, we do sell them, so please call for pricing.

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* All prices are subject to change without notice and do not include taxes. Prices are based on moves within the local service area of Nanaimo and Cedar, BC, only, however, empty delivery and pick up fees, and loaded moves, may be higher than shown based on the customer’s location and proximity to their Store.

Customer Reviews

We want to hear about your experience (good or bad). We're always looking for ways to improve our service and reviews are a great way to find out how we can better serve our customers! Thank you in advance for taking the time to tell us how well we met your moving and storage needs.

Based on 11 Reviews
5/5 |

Great Service and Accomodating

We needed storage for selling and buying another home. Big Steel Box was amazing how accomidating they were! We had to keep the box at their yard and they were always great at giving us access to it when we needed it. Our man Ryan is a pleasure to deal with! Thanks Ryan and Big Steel Box!

Response from BigSteelBox

Thank you Leonard and Suzanne! We're so happy to know you had a great experience.
3/5 |

Damage caused by design of loading truck.

Absolutely more than happy with the placement and pick up of the container at North Vancouver address. The design of the trucks lifting cranes was ideal because the container was left level throughout the loading.

The same can not be said about the truck used at the other end, in Qualicum. The Nanaimo depot use trucks with tilting decks which has to tilt the container when loaded and again when delivered. Both times our furniture was shifted which caused damage to several pieces of our Pine furniture.

Both drivers were very nice and did their jobs well. The same with the people I dealt with several times on the telephone and through email.

My only complaint is with the equipment used in Nanaimo. If Big Steel Box is going to move people's furniture might I suggest using the same method used in Poco or the Lower Mainland.

Response from BigSteelBox

Hi Mike. We’re sorry to hear some of your contents were damaged during your move. For all moves, it’s important to strap your items down well and we encourage our customers to use tie downs inside the Box to secure their items. We’re sorry if this aspect of the loading process what not communicated clearly to you. The crane style truck is only available and suitable in certain locations, and as such, nearly all of our deliveries and pickup are accomplished with the ramp or tilt method. The angle of the tilt deck is similar to many of the hills all trucks drive up and down, so while the tilt deck trucks do angle the Box during pick-up and delivery, the contents of the Box are much more likely to shift during the stopping and starting during transport. We’ll have our Nanaimo Storage Manager reach out to discuss the details with you.
5/5 |


This is the way to move!
We had our whole house in these bins for 16 months while we built a home....everything came out like the day we put it in.
The bins were transferred the day/time requested and the service of BSB was amazing!
The best part, the bin comes to your next home and you just open the doors to unpack.
I have already sent more people to BSB and will continue too....best move we ever had!
Thank you BSB!!!

Response from BigSteelBox

Thanks for sharing your experience Teri! We're so glad to know your move went well, and thank you for the referrals :) Enjoy your new home!
5/5 |

Great service from start to finish over a 5 year period

Filled a 20' container in Kelowna with my entire shop contents, and due to several moves, left the box in Kelowna for 5 years. Access was easily arranged when needed, and when I finally was ready for the box to be delivered to our home in Nanoose Bay, the delivery was easily accommodated. The box was extremely overweight, so access was given to me for the Ladysmith yard to lighten the load for final delivery. Jim was very helpful at the yard, and proved his driving skill when maneuvering the truck up our long and somewhat steep driveway to place the box EXACTLY where I wanted it! Thank you very much BigSteelBox, thank you to all the crew in the offices and a particular thank you to Jim.

Response from BigSteelBox

Thank you Norm! We're so glad to hear our long term storage option worked well for you and the move went well too. Thanks for trusting us to keep your things safe for so long.
5/5 |

Happy Customers

We moved from Squamish to Campbell River and had BSB store our workshop equipment for a few months, including a car & motorcycle. Definitely a great experience. We would like say a extra special thank you to Jim who delivered our BSB from Nanaimo and successfully navigated our very steep driveway with much skillful reversing.His professionalism is to be commended. We are very satisfied customers. Thanks Jim & Big Steel Box.

Response from BigSteelBox

Great to hear, thanks Dean and Roz! We're happy to hear your move went well.
5/5 |

Great work!

From BC to Ontario, the quote to the admin BSB was prompt and on time.

Response from BigSteelBox

Thanks for sharing Robert, we appreciate it!
4/5 |

Great experience

We used big steel box to move from Calgary to Vancouver Island. We were very happy with the delivery, transport, and storage of the company.

Response from BigSteelBox

Great to hear, thanks Anna :)
5/5 |

Fantastic customer service

We used Big Steel Box to move from the Okanagan to the Island and the support and service was unbelievably good. In a time where customer service seems to often be forgotten, this company went beyond expectations. From delivery of the box, to transport, to pick up - everything was handled smoothly. Even when our packed box was unexpectedly heavy after being filled with antiques, they were careful about pick up and ensured seamless transport to our destination. The drivers were great and courteous. We would highly recommend using these guys. Thank you to everyone at Big Steel Box.

Response from BigSteelBox

Thank you for sharing your BigSteelBox experience, Mike and Leigh! We're so glad you choose us to help you with your long distance move.
4/5 |

Prompt delivery and pickup, great service on the phone.

Overall great customer service on the phone with Kieran. Easy to reach via e-mail and phone. Set up everything perfectly, even after I had to change the itinerary. Only issue was late pickup after we had packed the box. Could have been a worse issue if the people moving into our house were early. Box was dropped off quickly, a little sooner than expected which was great actually. Drivers called to give me an eta before drop off and pick up which was nice. Wish the price was a little bit lower as compared to a moving truck, it's quite a bit more. But the service, security and range of offices around Canada were worth it.

Response from BigSteelBox

Thanks for the review Laura! We're so glad your move went well.
5/5 |


Service and follow up is awesome and we wish to thank you for making this last move and I pray it is our last move the best move ever. God Bless

Response from BigSteelBox

Thank you for choosing BigSteelBox for your move Ina and Jim, we're very glad to hear it went well!
4/5 |

Much more diverse than a moving company

But house up for sale in North Vancouver, after the sale my wife and I would be moving to Qualicum Beach. We need to store some of our furniture to properly stage our home for sale, then load the remaining furniture into the same container, have it moved over to the Nanaimo location where it would sit for months while our Qualicum Beach home under went a major renovation.

So we got a 20 foot container and first move was furniture jettisoned from our home to set the house up for staging. The container was taken away for house viewing. Container was brought back to load the remaining furniture, then over to the Island with some storage time involved, then into our newly renovated home.

Went amazingly well but we did employee two professional moving guys to help load our container after the house had sold as I knew with everything we had it would be a tight squeeze and I felt using two professionals would be the smartest tactic. We only hired them for four hours.

Overall everything went smoothly. BigSteelBox was extremely helpful, on time, good advise, and prompt removal.

Response from BigSteelBox

Hi Rick. We're glad to hear your entire move and reno went well. Thanks for trusting BigSteelBox with your moving and storage needs!

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  • City-to-City Moving
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Local Service Area

  • Nanaimo
  • Cedar

Expanded Service Area (an additional delivery charge may apply)

  • Parksville
  • Comox
  • Ladysmith
  • Gulf Islands
  • Duncan
  • Port Alberni
  • Tofino
  • Ucluelet
  • Qualicum Beach
  • Campbell River
  • Chemainus
  • Courtenay

Supporting the Nanaimo Community

BigSteelBox is proud to support many worthy causes and community events in Nanaimo, Victoria and surrounding area.

We often provide Boxes for events that require on-site storage, and we support other non-profit organizations and fundraising events that support our city. We also enjoy sponsoring local sports teams and groups, such as the Nanaimo Motocross Association and the Victoria Royals.