Canada Post Alternatives?

Does anyone have any good experience with other shippers besides Canada Post?

My paintings need to be shipped with TRACKING, INSURANCE and CONFIRMATION OF DELIVERY. I normally charge $30 to ship to the US and $25 within Canada.

I am shipping from a small city in BC. So not all courier services are available here.

I am considering giving UPS a chance. Your experience and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

1271 McGill University Ghetto, 8x10 egg tempera


 I took a different approach with this piece. I started with a black ground and built up the lights. I think the painting has a nice depth. What do you think?