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Long Distance Move Contest Winner

By | January 9th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

We are pleased to announce that Stacey and Andrew Fox are the winners of $2800.00 in our 2018, 28th Anniversary contest for their long distance move from Ottawa to Vancouver.

Congratulations we hope this cash helps you get some more quality patio time in!

Cheers from all of a us at Great Canadian Van Lines

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6 Things You Should Know About Moving In Winter

By | December 14th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Moving in winter isn’t conventional. Often summer and spring tend to be the peak seasons for people to move. The weather is nice, the gardens are blooming, the kids are playing in the front yard (hopefully), and you can smell BBQs going on all around you. Much better than the early dark days of winter where the wind hurts your face and you have to watch every step to make sure you’re not slipping on black ice. Although winter may not seem like the ideal time to move, you might see a few advantages, such as less competition from other buyers

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7 Reasons To Move To Kelowna, British Columbia

By | November 22nd, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Located in the stunning Okanagan Valley, Kelowna, British Columbia is a place that anyone would be proud to call home. The diverse neighbourhoods are filled with exciting activities, incredible views, delicious food, and of course, there are some of the best vineyards in the country.

City Profile

Population: 134,234

Median cost of a home: $638,667

Top three neighbourhoods: Upper Mission, Kettle Valley, Lower Mission

Median household income: $94,629

Unemployment rate: 7.4%

Days per year with rain or snow: 137

Whether you’re looking to relocate due to your work or lifestyle,

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The 8 Best Canadian Cities For Families in 2018

By | November 1st, 2018|Categories: Blog|

There’s no denying Canadians are some of the most friendly people in the world. Canada is filled with awe-inspiring national parks, pristine coastlines, a diversity of cuisine, and many outdoor-focused adventures. When moving with your family, you want to live somewhere with affordable childcare, a good educational system, the right amenities, access to top-notch healthcare, and of course to be somewhere you can build a beautiful home and community.  

We put together a list of the best eight Canadian cities for families in 2018 to help you decide where you may want to settle with

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7 Cities On The East Coast Of Canada That You Need To Visit

By | October 10th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Canada is a country known for its incredible vistas, small cities full of charm, and big cities boasting an array of things to do and sights to see. If you’re looking to plan a short trip to a city on the East Coast, the options are endless. From calm and charming spots to destinations with so endless festivals and events, there’s something for everyone in this part of the country.

Check out this list of seven East Coast cities in Canada that you need to visit.

1. Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia

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6 Things To Do When You Retire in Victoria

By | June 20th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

We’re all working hard day in and day out to make it to the day where we can finally sit back and relax. Choosing your retirement destination should take some time and plenty of consideration, but we can definitely tell you we have moved many retirees to Victoria, and it’s a great city. Living in Victoria has its perks, and If you do end up choosing Victoria as your place of peace and bliss, here are 6 things to do when you retire in Victoria.

1. Visit the Art Gallery

art gallery Africa Studio/Shutterstock


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Welcome to our blog

Our blog is a little different than most company blogs. We've made all of these posts with the intention of providing value to you before, during and after moving. This means giving you rundowns on local dining, parks, and neighborhoods.