Vancouver Island’s Local Solution For Packing, Crating & Shipping Anything!

We offer complete pickup and delivery options, including white glove service, from location to destination

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No job too big or too small!

Our Experience

At Island Packing and Crating, we have over over 30 years experience handling a wide variety of custom shipments, providing services for businesses, individuals, military organizations and government bodies.

We are experts in crating and shipping all manner of products, including large-scale machinery, electronics, statues, artwork, vehicles, food products, and more. Notable shipments include a 5000 lb. Buddha, a 40 ft. totem pole, mammoth tusks, a tyrannosaurus skull, and 500 gallons of ice cream to an aircraft carrier in Japan!

Our destinations have included locations as exotics as Europe, South Africa, Barbados, Asia, The Cook Islands, The Arctic, and Australia, or we are just as happy to ship across town. We ship anywhere!

Fully Certified

The Canadian Wood Packaging Certification Program (CWPCP) is a quality management program designed to allow certified producers to construct wood packaging products to meet a phytosanitary standard.

The CFIA will certify wood packaging producers only after approving the elements of a producer’s quality management plan and verifying that the wood packaging facility is capable of meeting the phytosanitary standard. The main purpose of this is to prevent transmission of invasive pests that may live in the wood used to assemble crates.

Our facility has been fully ISPM 15 certified for over 25 years, which enables our crates to be shipped to any location worldwide.

Customer Satisfaction is our #1 Priority.

"The plane got here last friday a week ago. The off loading went great. I used the same size fork extensions as you and it went well. Very impressive when we down loaded the fuselage (so long). It took us only 1H and 15 min to get all 6 crates out and in my garage. It was very well packed, great job Wayne. Thank you again for the good workl"

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you pick up from my home or business?

We will arrange pickup from any location on Vancouver Island including Victoria, Nanaimo, Duncan, Courtenay, The Gulf Islands, Port Hardy, Tofino, Port Alberni, and all points in between. In some cases, it may be more cost effective to ship the crate to your location and have the courier pick up the shipment there. We can schedule an on-site consultation visit to determine the best packaging, crating, and shipping solution for your logistical needs. We ask that you email or call us to determine the best solution for your on-site job.

Do you provide insurance?

Your shipment is insured while it is in our direct care.

How long does it take to have a crate built and shipped?

Typically, a custom crate takes 2-5 days to be built and packed. Depending on your requirements, we are sometimes available for next day services. For more information on custom orders, it is best to call or email for more information regarding your needs.

What is white glove service?

White glove service is a method of protecting highly valuable and fragile items in transit. It usually involves special packing protocols, as well as hand delivery to the final recipient.

How does the export process work? Do I still need a customs broker?

You will be required to provide export documents such as a packing list and a commercial invoice. Couriers often provide customs brokerage services, but each situation is unique, so feel free to contact us for more information regarding your specific order.

Do you include pick up, packing, crating, and shipping in a single quote?

Yes! We are a one-stop shop, and you will receive one single quote for the entire process from place of origin to final destination.

How will my items be shipped?

We can ship your items via land, sea or air. Options can be discussed to best suit your shipping needs.

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept cash, E-transfers, company cheques, bank transfers and money orders.
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