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 Have a read some of our reviews below to see how we’ve helped people all over Canada with their long distance moves.

Congratulations Nancy Popovich! Happy client, and winner of our 33rd Anniversary Contest and a sweet $3300.00  (that’s Nancy on the right)                      

All of our clients this year will be entered into our 34th Anniversary Contest for a chance to win $3400.00
(that’s a 100 bucks for every year we’ve been in business)

Our draw date will be on January 2nd, 2025.

Good luck to everyone in 2024, we can’t wait to see who the lucky winner is January 2nd!

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Last week we moved from Vancouver to Lethbridge Alberta. After researching and contacting alot of movers, we chose Great Canadian Van Lines. Kathy, the relocation consultant has a very polite, not pushy, helpful and reassuring person. We never met, but I know she make sure that the transaction was smooth. They may not be the cheapest rate, but the quality of work showed. Every phone call was great because Cathy answered the questions right away or she will find out immediately. She made herself available for us any time.
In regards to the moving crew, Amar Sidhu’s team was great. They are respectful, move quickly but very careful on taking out our belongings from storage to their truck. Also the way they wrapped our items to assure that there no damage was amazing. Days before they delivered, they called me to give the estimate arrival. They were on earlier time than expected, which was a bonus. While moving, they treated our new home as their own too.

For the Great Canadian Van Lines team, thanks so much for making our move stress free.

Danica Headley 07/11/2024

 

Everyone was service oriented, starting from the first phone call with Candace. The men who moved me were efficient while carefully wrapping furniture and accessories, so everything arrived safely and on time.

Nora Weber 07/10/2024

 

You know….. moving can be quite stressful! Packing everything up etc. GCVL Ltd are amazing! They are thorough, diligent, kind, polite and true to their word when it comes to being professional and organized. No damages, not scratches on my items.
I have two words for you… Hire them!!!!
You will not be disappointed.

Janet James 07/09/2024

 

We had an amazing experience! Eddie was wonderful to work with and made everything better. The team took great care of our furniture, both disassembly & wrapping them well to be transported safely. We received our belongings in the same condition they were picked up in. Eddie was very punctual, efficient, great at communicating and flexible. I would definitely recommend their services for long distance moves. This was the best experience we have had for a long distance move. We have had nightmare experiences with other companies and were so nervous to move again because of it. We would highly recommend this company, Eddie and team and will tell everyone we know! Thank you so much, you made a very stressful life event so much better and we are incredibly grateful.

Jen Harcus 07/08/2024

 

Services provided from Amar, his son & Mike was excellent! The communication during the quotation & schuedling processes provided by the office staff were very organizsed and systematic as well. During the loading date, Amar explained everything very clear to make sure our stuff were well-placed and won’t be damaged. They were so considerate and willing to do the delivery even on Canada Day. I will definite recommend my friends to use this company with no doubt.

Peter Lai 07/08/2024

 

 Used Great Canadian Van Lines for my recent move from Oshawa Ontario to British Columbia. I was very pleased with the entire experience, from making the arrangements with Emily in the office to Ron the Truck driver & his team. They were very professional, friendly & did a great job. They handled everything with care wrapping everything that was fragile & making sure that my Curio Cabinet & China Buffet were secured so the glass doors & shelves were not broken. They kept me updated by email so I knew exactly what day & time they would arrive at my destination. I very highly recommend them to anyone wishing to move. 

Patricia Burr 07/05/2024

 

Harry and Sikender are the best. Make sure to request them by name when you plan your move. These guys are professional, communicative and extremely efficient when it comes to packing and unloading all your items. I super appreciate the effort and care they put towards making sure my stuff moved halfway across Canada!

Zoe Chung 07/02/2024

 

We moved 62 boxes of household stuff from Windsor, Ontario to Vancouver. We had heard some horror stories of moving companies and were very skeptical about anything a moving company told us. Great Canadian Van Lines restored my faith in the moving business. They were professional and communicated well with us. Save for a few small items that broke during the move, the experience was very smooth

Angelo Khoshaba 06/27/2024

 

David and the rest of his team at GCVL were superb. I couldn’t be more pleased with the entire experience. From start to finish, they demonstrated exceptional professionalism, efficiency, and care. The booking process was smooth and straightforward. The customer service team was responsive and accommodating, ensuring all my questions were answered promptly. They provided a clear and detailed estimate, and there were no hidden fees or surprises.

The movers worked quickly yet carefully, ensuring all my furniture and belongings were handled with utmost care. Even when the elevator broke down, they efficiently carried my items up to my apartment in a timely manner. I am thoroughly impressed with the service provided. They made what could have been a stressful day into a seamless and pleasant experience. I highly recommend GCVL to anyone in need of reliable and professional movers.

Kelvin Chui 06/27/2024

 

Daniel and his team were amazing getting all of our furniture across the country in perfect condition. Communication was excellent and all the people that Daniel hired along the way were also excellent. If you are looking for a reliable, honest, hard working team, this is them!! Highly recommend them!!!

Jan Unwin 06/23/2024

 

I moved from Ottawa, Ontario to Beresford, New Brunswick. I had the pleasure of dealing with Daniel Lapierre (he’s from Rivière du Loup, Qc), long distance moving truck driver and mover who works for Great Canadian Van Lines Ltd. Daniel went above and beyond making sure that my belongings were well packed and loaded onto the truck. When he delivered my items to my new address in New Brunswick, he unloaded the entire truck himself because the local movers he’d hired to help him didn’t want to work during a heat wave. 

 
Daniel even took the time to repair my storage shed door latch when he noticed it was misaligned and didn’t open or close properly. This man is a meticulous, joyful, considerate, detail oriented work horse! If you choose Great Canadian Van Lines Ltd. for your east coast long distance move, I sincerely hope you have the pleasure of having Daniel as your lead mover. 
 
I also had the pleasure of dealing with Sara Engelsman, 
Relocation Sales Consultant for Great Canadian Van Lines ltd. Sara was my first point of contact when I emailed the company for a quote. She did a virtual walk through of my home in Ottawa and a visual inventory of the  belongings I’d planned to move. She then sent me several comprehensive estimates (I kept making changes to the inventory) over the weeks leading up to my move. Sara was very helpful and friendly. She answered my plethora of questions and always made sure to check in by phone or email. 
 
Sara and Daniel made this move a seamless and an enjoyable experience.
 
 If Great Canadian Van Lines ltd.  employs only people like Sara and Daniel, you really can’t go wrong with this company. I hope you have the pleasure of having both of them take care of your long distance moving needs.” 
 
Thanks,
Karina 
 
Karina 06/20/2024

 

Daniel arrived right on time with his big smile and his beautiful mood. In just a few seconds, he was able to put us completely at ease. He explained everything to us in detail, reinforced the protection of fragile items with covers and with care and no time, our belongings were in the truck ready to cross the country, from British Columbia to New Brunswick. At this point, we knew that the weeks looking for a trustable moving company, were totally worth it. And our stress to leave our lifetime belongings for someone to look after, totally gone. Free of worry, we were able to focus on what was next for us. At the delivery date, it was very hot and Daniel arrived with his big smile and beautiful mood. All our boxes were there, in perfect condition and nothing broken. Thank you so much

Stepahanie Folgio 06/20/2024

 

Awesome service, definitely use them again. Movers were super helpful and professional.

Sahil Sharma 06/19/2024

 

Dave and his crew (which includes his son) moved me recently from Vancouver Island to Lethbridge AB. They provided an exceptional level of service and were extremely friendly and courteous throughout – bottom line, they were awesome and I highly recommend them. Same goes for GCVL – great company that treats customers fairly

Paul B 06/07/2024

 

My recent move involved the need to transport some precious mementos of my dear mother, who died this spring in Hamilton at the age of 96. A local Calgary moving company told me they only did moves within Alberta, but recommended I contact Great Canadian Van Lines. From initial contact to ongoing helpful communications, Kyle and Candace provided knowledgeable guidance in a professional and really pleasant manner. It was also reassuring to know that driver Wade had decades of expert experience. Just as Wade and his assistant Rowan began to unload the furniture items and boxes at my house, the rain started pelting down. They were both good-natured about it and were a pleasure to chat with. They got wet, but Mom’s belongings arrived safe and dry! I want to thank each of these employees of Great Canadian Van Lines for outstanding service and for making the process of moving my mother’s items to Calgary very smooth, during this season of loss for me and my family. I recommend this company and would certainly use their services again in the future. Arthur S.

Arthur Sheffield 06/06/2024

 

Had a great experience with our movers. Harry pulled off an amazing job. Him and his team are professional, kind, and all around all-stars. Ten stars!

Sarah MacLeod 05/28/2024

 

From the moment I first called Great Canadian VLL for a quote, through to the move of my belongings, the service has been exemplary. My goods are going long haul into storage for a while and I have no doubt at all that both my goods and I will receive the same exceptional care until the moment they are in my new home. Communication is always prompt, friendly and no question is too small. They really care about the safe handling of goods and customers. I wish I could give more than five stars.

Rosalind Jones 05/28/2024

 

May 2024 I booked with Great Canadian Van Lines for a move from BC to Alberta. Their crew were on time, efficient and friendly. They originally quoted me 1 price, but to my surprise it was considerably cheaper (based on weight). Thanks Great Canadian Van Lines for the great experience!!!

Randy Weins 05/23/2024

 

I have used Great Canadian twice and both times have had excellent, professional service. Ron was great to work with to coordinate both pickup and drop off. Would absolutely use Great Canadian again.

Elaine Copsey 05/13/2024

 

The entire process was seamless! They took great care of our furniture, both disassembly & wrapping them well to be transported safely. We received our products in the same condition it was picked up. Eddie was very punctual, great at communicating, kept us posted on the arrival date & time. I would definitely recommend their services for long distance moves 🙂

Abhinandan Ramaprasath 05/13/2024

 

Extremely glad I chose this company for our move from Ontario to Manitoba. The driver and staff were friendly, professional and very efficient. I would not hesitate to recommend or use again.

Jennifer Golletz 05/04/2024

This moving company provided a seamless and stress-free experience. Kathy was incredibly helpful, providing all the necessary information before we started. They were punctual with the loading in PEI, and despite the long 5000km journey to Calgary, all my items arrived intact. Not a single item was damaged, including delicate glasses and kitchenware. They also managed to unload by the second day of the scheduled window, and the movers were both efficient and careful. I couldn’t be happier with their service and highly recommend them for anyone looking to move. Truly outstanding!

Ken Chow 05/03/2024

 

Excellent service from start to finish! Our driver Eddie was very accommodating, easy to communicate with and made sure the job got done right and quickly. We will definitely use Great Canadian Van Lines again for any of our moving needs.

Jennifer Paige 05/03/2024

 

Ive used them only once, but will ALWAYS book with them for future moves. The pickup & storage procedures were carried out smoothly with absolutely no problems. The sales consultant Sara is probably 1 of the most understanding and caring individuals to communicate your move with, making everything simple and easy to understand. Id recommend them to anyone carrying out a long distance move for a stress free and seamless process.

Nothing but good words to say about them. Looking forward to their services if I ever need to move somewhere far 🙂
Thank you all again for everything!

Mark G 04/26/2024

 

Have used them twice now, both times showed up on time and transported everything safely. Prices are not the cheapest you can find but definitely not the most expensive, very fair, highly recommend!

Nathan Gosse 04/16/2024

 

We moved from the Montreal area to Vancouver Island with GCVL two years ago and the process surpassed anything that we could have wished for. Time passed, we were due to return to Quebec so we elected once again to contact Sara at GCVL. The entire team was friendly and responsive to any inquiries we had; Sara, Emily, Candace, and Kyle were efficient and supportive. Our driver Steve
and his crew safely delivered our possessions cross country all the while exhibiting great communication. The delivery was timely with no delays. We cannot thank the team enough for the exceptional customer service, they are amazing, definitely a 10 out of 10!
A HUGE congratulations to the entire staff, they are champions.

Irene Newin 04/12/2024

 

Had one of the best moving experiences, everyone from customer service to dispatch and the movers were fantastic! Thank you for taking so much care and concern with my household furnishing!

Melissa Francis 04/12/2024

 

Great experience I had with this company from start to finish! Emily kept me posted every step of the way with my move from Winnipeg to Vancouver Island. Delivery time was amazing and as promised. David and his crew exceeded my expectations. They were very careful with my furnitures and wouldn’t let me help in any way other than checking my inventory. Highly recommend!

Rolando Mesina 04/10/2024

 

We’re so thankful for the great experience it was having the super-conscientious trio of Dave, Tyler and Sean move our precious cargo from Winnipeg to Calgary. We’d recommend them to anyone who wants to feel that their possessions are in good hands. These guys do all they can to make sure everything arrives to you safely.

Sabrina Briggs 04/10/2024

 

Glad I chose Great Canadian Van Lines Ltd. to move me from Victoria, BC to Barrie, Ontario. Staff very friendly and helpful. Ron and his crew were the best. They took great care in protecting my items. They made amazing time across Canada and delivered all my items as promised, actually sooner than I expected. Just be aware that you will probably have to pay for a shuttle if moving from or into a townhouse or apartment. Their Vans are 76 feet long and cannot get into most areas. Would highly recommend this. company.

Barbara Hughes 04/08/2024

 

GCVL made my move as smooth and stress-free as possible. Everything about the process was super professional, including Eddie, my mover who loaded and unloaded everything at both ends. I felt really good knowing that my move was in his hands, and my things arrived so quickly and in great condition. There was an issue with my bill but they were super quick and professional about fixing it.

Gabrielle Feldman 04/08/2024

 

Exceptional Service from Great Canadian Van Lines
I recently had the pleasure of working with Great Canadian Van Lines Ltd during my move from Montreal to Vancouver, and I cannot praise their service enough. Having moved multiple times across Canada and internationally, I’ve encountered various moving companies, but my experience with GCVL stands out as exceptional.
Kathy’s Outstanding Assistance: From the outset, Kathy demonstrated remarkable understanding of my concerns. Her professionalism and attentiveness made the process smoother than I could have hoped for.
Harry: Driver Extraordinaire: My luck continued when Harry, the driver, personally handled the pickup and delivery of my belongings. His dedication and expertise were evident throughout. I learned that he was named Driver of the Year, but honestly, he deserves recognition on a global scale. Not only did he transport my items safely, but he also shared valuable insights on furniture arrangement.
Words Fall Short: It’s challenging to express just how pleased I am with Harry and Kathy. Their commitment to excellence reflects well on GCVL as a whole.
Smart Management: Kudos to GCVL’s management for assembling such a stellar team. Kathy, Harry, and their assistants truly go above and beyond for their clients.
In summary, I highly recommend Great Canadian Van Lines Ltd to anyone seeking top-tier moving services. As a genuine customer, I can attest to their outstanding performance. 🚚

Calm A 04/05/2024

 

To the Great Canadian Van Lines Team:

We just received a $100.00 cheque for referring my brother Peter!
Thank you! What a nice gesture and it’s very appreciated. 

We had a great experience with your team moving us to Bowen Island…fun memories and no stress because your expertise made it go so smoothly!

All the best to everyone!
 
Thanks again,
 
Marianne and George
 
Marianne 04/03/2024
 
 
I can’t say enough good things about this moving company!!  Our first interaction with Kathy was excellent…her response time was lightning quick and all the planning was done with ease.  The estimate was extremely fair and there were absolutely no surprises.  They are very thorough.  Once we decided to book with GCVL, the estimated arrival for pick up date was given and adhered to.  They have outstanding communication with their clients.  We were given our drivers name (Codie) and his communication was just as good as the that of the office staff.  Codie and his helper Chris showed up on time and ready to work…they wrapped everything with the utmost of care and loaded everything in record time…even though we are in the middle of the country on the Prairies and we were their last stop before their first unload in Winnipeg.  Room was limited and they used every little nook and cranny of the truck to get everything on.  Codie’s delivery estimation for Ottawa was on schedule and done with ease and care.  We had no damage with our items. Their customer service was outstanding.  No matter where you live in Canada, this is the company to book with!  Thanks Great Canadian Van Lines…I’m so glad we found you and we wouldn’t use anyone else ever again!
 
Dawson Oliver 04/02/2024
 
 
Excellent movers! Wade and his team were great. They were communicative, timely, and affordable. There were fewer options for pick-up and delivery dates for a cross-country trip, but they worked out fine. Very careful with our stuff, wrapping all fragile items extra, and even disassembling/assembling some of our furniture. Inventory was accurate and there were no surprise costs. Would 100% move with them, again.
 
Kurtis Ansey 03/15/2024
 
 
I have had such a positive experience with GCVL! They handled my cross country move with care. Kathy and the team were very responsive with communication and questions, and the movers were excellent. I was surprised at how timely my delivery was, with non delays and no issues with my belongings. Highly recommend.
 
Lisa Harvey 03/08/2024
 
 
Pick up and delivery came within the scheduled date & time, everything came intact and not a thing went missing. Recommend.
 
Nicole King 03/08/2024
 
 
I would recomend Great Canadian Van Lines for any long distance move. From the quote all the way to the final delivery it was a very good experience. I had the longest move of my life – Guelph, ON to Kenora, ON. Everyone I dealt with made me feel safe and happy with the choice I made. A very satisfied Cusromer – Mary
 
Mary Meiler 03/07/2024
 
 
Hi Sara, my move was completed today. Ash and his partner did a great job. Only one lamp was damaged and Ash told us about the risk before moving. No problem. I really appreciate all of your help and I will definitely recommend your services and use your company again in the future. Thanks so much!
 
David Benjamin 02/26/2024
 
 
Hi Sara 
The movers just left. They were so friendly, efficient and professional. I can’t say enough good things about your company thus far, the correspondence, the reassurance all of it. Thank you so much.
 
Sue Bowman 02/26/2024
 
 
I had a wonderful experience using your service twice for my long-distance move, and I couldn’t be happier both times. Yad and the team was very professional and detailed during packing and unpacking. I really appreciate the extra effort your team took to deliver my household items with ease. Thank you!”
 
Nima Mirkarimi 02/15/2024
 
 
We had our move from SK to BC with Great Canadian Van Lines. All our packages were delivered within just 6 days, everything was in perfect condition. Wade ensured the best professional service, and Sara was so helpful accommodating my requests, it was an absolutely wonderful moving experience with these guys!
 
Farhana Farha 02/07/2024
 
 
Excellent service, great communication, on time and price was as expected and nearly identical to the quote given. Driver Ron was great and I really appreciated all their hard work. Would happily use this company again in the future.
 
Robin Bushell 02/01/2024
 
 
I had the pleasure of dealing with this company yesterday.
My daughter moved from Kwebec to beautiful BC 🇨🇦
Two guys showed up, very efficient, polite, it was not their first rodeo; they were amazing!
Wonderful experience!!
 
Laurie Sauve O’Flaherty 02/01/2024
 
These guys are fabulous!! Great communication and explanations of the process, the ETA provided for our move from Ontario to BC was bang on. Ron (the driver) was fantastic, and his team had carefully took furniture apart, wrapped them, and did the opposite at destination. Very great service, will use these guys again.
 
Anthony Kwok 01/31/2024
 
 
I recently used Great Canadian for my cross-country move from Ottawa and the process was seamless. The team was very professional and took great care of my belongings. Nothing was missing or broken. The process was smooth and there were no hidden costs. My move had to be delayed due to circumstances beyond their control and they were considerate enough to reimbursed me.
 
Piper Thibodeau 01/23/2024
 
 
Ron and his crew were a pleasure to work with. Punctual, reliable and relatable. Will be using them again in the future for sure!!
 
Michael Burr 01/23/2024
 
 
I got connected to Great Canadian Van Lines Ltd through Purely Canadian movers. I am highly impressed by their services. I was moving from Montreal to Vancouver in November/December 2023. The whole process was well conducted. I they sent the gentlemen to collect my stuff at the exact agreed time and all went well. The items were delivered to Vancouver around the agreed time. My glass items and Ikea furniture was well kept, I was surprised. The bill was right, they actually reduced the first quote after weighing the items. I missed a portable air conditioner but this was probably because we did not pack it well. All in all, given the bad environment the moving business can be, I think the did a superb job. Save yourself the hustle and trouble and trust them with your business.
 
Anthony Bayega 01/14/2024
 
 
I have used this company twice and dealt with Kyle and Sara who were both so lovely to deal with and patient with my questions too. They did an amazing job moving us across the country and the price was more than fair. All of the moving guys I met with were hardworking and pleasant. Did some stuff get damaged, a little but nothing major. It was to be expected when moving so far. I would trust this company with my business. There are a lot of scammers out there, this company is not one of them and they will take amazing care of you and your belongings. Nothing missing or stolen and they were prompt with their timing. 10 out of 10 recommend
 
Sarah Smith 01/12 2024
 
I had a very positive moving experience with Great Canadian Van Lines Ltd. moving from Ontario to British Columbia from start to finish. The customer service team was very responsive and helpful in planning for the move, getting me a quote (which ended up being very accurate and close to the final amount), and supporting me following the move with my questions. The movers were very kind, efficient, thorough and very careful with all of my items. Everything arrived in good shape with the exception of a few scratches on one piece of furniture. This issue, however, was quickly resolved with customer service. I would highly recommend Great Canadian Van Lines Ltd. for any move, and will use their services again in the future. Thank you to Harry, Jai, Sara and Emily for a very smooth and stress-free moving experience
 
Laura Hayos 01/11 2024
 
We used Great Canadian to go from Vancouver to Belleville, ON.

From Kathy providing a super accurate estimate based on pictures to Wade and Robin in the truck who knocked themselves out for our move.  They all demonstrated great caring.  They got to know my wife and knew our stuff so well they knew where to place it in our new home.  Highly recommend this group and this company as nothing was lost, missing or broken and they worked with us to make our move as easy as possible.
 
J. LaBossier 01/10/ 2024
 
When it comes to moving, these guys know exactly what they are doing. They moved my furniture from AB to ON flawlessly and in no time despite the Christmas/ new year holidays.
 
Hesham Tarhoni 01/03/2024
 
Impeccable customer service. Delivery was on time and handled with care.
 
Hazel Malloch 12/27/2023

 

Hi Sara, 

Not sure who the best person is to send this to, but perhaps you can pass it along. 
My furniture arrived in Montreal on Tuesday. Everything was in absolutely perfect condition. Not a scratch on a thing. 
Daniel was fantastic at every point. He was super communicative, kind, and wonderful. 
They were both extremely efficient—they were in and out within 90 minutes. 
I will be honest, I was fairly terrified for this move because I have heard nothing but horror stories from people who have moved long distance with other companies. The final bill was double what they were quoted, furniture arrived a month late, broken, or missing. 
I was bracing for the worst, so when the quote was actually slightly over what it actually was and everything arrived on time and in perfect shape, I was over the moon. 
I’m really glad that I went with you all. 
Thanks for making an extremely stressful time very easy. 
Could not be more grateful. 
Have a wonderful holiday!
 
Ines
 
Ines 12/21/2023
 
Excellent from start to finish. Every phone call at each stage of the journey was handled in a friendly and professional manner. Wade and teams on both ends (ON-BC) took excellent care of our goods and gave us peace of mind. We highly recommend this company!
 
Dorothy Kieft-Mihindukulsuriya 12/18/2023
 
Our moving team finished the move flawlessly. Bravo Kathy! I can’t say enough THANK YOU. Thank you, Thank you! They were polite, awesome and super helpful. We couldn’t have asked for a better moving experience. Our deepest thanks to everyone involved. Cheers J&C
 
Joe Tyls 12/13/2023
 
I just moved from Nova Scotia to Alberta and the service was impressive. My initial call with Kathy was what made my decision to go with Great Canadian! Kathy is prompt, informative, understanding and very helpful. Ron and his crew were professional and right on time for pick up. My delivery was a bit earlier than expected, amazing! Communication throughout the move was great! I would highly recommend Great Canadian Van Lines!
 
Colleen Macdonald 12/11/2023
 
An absolutely seamless and professional initial pack by Yad and Sood and superb unloading by Harry and Harchi. Please forgive me not remembering those gentlemen’s names!! Everything was exactly on time and executed in a fast, organized manner. Like everyone. I have some invaluable (to me) items. They all arrived in perfect condition. I would totally recommend this company for a short or long haul. 
 
Lori Grainger 12/10/2023
 
We just moved from Ontario to BC using Great Canadian Van Lines. To begin with, their customer service was excellent when I first contacted them. Kathy was an absolute pleasure to work with. The movers packed up our (very large) home and loaded it on the truck, working efficiently and with attention to all our belongings, including many fragile pieces. When they arrived at our new home, they took great care placing everything exactly where I directed and reassembled my furniture. Harry and his crew were hardworking and very personable. Our belongings arrived without damage. I would highly recommend this company.
 
Debra Breuer 11/29/2023
 
Hello Mark,
Very good morning! Thanks so much for reaching out to me. And firstly, I also want to express my sincere thankfulness for the great job your company has done. My wife was very concerned about the move. Until all the furniture are in their right position, she is really happy and convinced that we made the right decision to go with Great Canadian Van Line for this big mission. Plus, I want to say many thanks to Sara, Daniel,Candace and those strong and muscular boys, who are very friendly, responsive and considerate to our questions and requests. I will, absolutely, recommend only your company to my friends who want to move and look for a moving company. 
 
Nelson Xu 11/24/2023

Excellent service from the office staff good communication with the drivers and everyone who loaded and packed up the items! All was packed well and no damages to the items moved.I would recommend GCVL to anyone planning a long distance move !

Pete Slough 11/23/2023

 

Great decision Awesome crew professional, courteous , and timely Great communication between driver Ron and I. Definitely a great service Thank you

Joyce Lavallee 11/17/2023

 

Ron and Adam are the best driver and mover, they are very organized and fast, keep everything very safe, super good service. They did much better more than you think! We are very lucky to have them to move our home! The company is very good, trustable!

Carole Tang 11/06/2023

 

GCVL moved our stuff from Montreal to Edmonton – incredibly professional experience with great care taken by the movers they sourced on both ends. I was very impressed and can’t recommend them enough if you are planning a move across the country.

Douglas Phillips 11/04/2023

Where to start!!! This company is AMAZING. Response time was quick when requesting a quote. Sara is fantastic to work with, and answers all questions, concerns immediately. The moving crew especially Codie and his partner are the best guys. If you are looking for a moving company this is the one. I recently moved from Halifax, NS to Kelowna, BC and from start to finish this company was super efficient. Not only did my stuff come packaged perfectly, nothing was damaged. Codie and his partner went above and beyond by strategically placing my items in my temporary storage unit. Codie even put my bike back together. So professional. I truly cannot believe how cheap the company was too for the quality and attentiveness they provide. Cannot thank you guys enough for making my move so flawless.

Kris Hromadnik 10/25/2023

 

I had about as excellent an experience as I could expect from GCVL when I moved from Vancouver to Calgary, from the customer service and dispatch answering all my questions, to the driver (Daniel) and each of the guys who helped him in each location (Tim and Craig). They were all friendly and professional, and Daniel always maintained a great attitude despite my many requests, such as checking ID and having me come to the weighing of the moving truck before and after pickup of my stuff. In addition, the goods were delivered on time and in perfect condition. My parents will be using GVCL when they move next year as well.

Alexandr Rinberg 10/18/2023

 

What a fantastic experience my sister had with this company, from loading her storage unit and deliver it to Revelstoke. The office kept her updated via emails and spread sheets. The movers were Tim , Jag and Harsh they were awesome. Thank you Great Canadian Van Lines for doing a very professional job.

John Doppert 10/13/2023

 

I moved from Richmond BC to St.Albert AB. This company was great from the start. I needed a quick move and they were on top of it without being pushy. Jag was there in BC and AB during the loading and unloading. Both he and Sukh were patient and made sure I was happy before they left. Items were packed and transported well. Very professional and transparent with everything. Pricing was good and no surprises. I will definitely use this company again the next time I need to move

Cher Steinke 10/10/2023

 

This company is amazing. The team made what could have been a very stressful move, made it absolutely smooth and no stress! Very professional and responsive. Tim, Jag and Harsh loaded and unloaded quickly and effortlessly. If anyone is looking to move long haul or short, call this company, as no one even comes close to the service they provide, and that includes the office staff! Thank you all for everything you’ve done for my move

Barbara D 10/01/2023

 

Today was moving day for me, and as exhausted as I am…I had to jump on and give a 5* review and huge Thankyou to the team at GCVL. We’re moving across the country – It’s a really stressful thing to do!! The entire team from estimator Kathy to dispatch team to driver Ron and his amazing loading team today have been incredible at every step. Their level of professionalism, organization, excellent communication and attention to detail have provided us with a level of comfort that has helped evaporate the stress. Every item was inventoried, tagged, and thoughtfully and carefully wrapped and packed. The team were punctual, extremely hard working, polite and super careful with our belongings. I cannot recommend this team or company more! Exceptional!

Alexandra Piper 09/23/2023

 

I used GCVL to relocate to another province. This is the first great moving experience I’ve had and I will definitely use them again in future. Kathy was very precise creating an estimate and advised me of other comparable companies (and which companies are not legitimate to avoid) to obtain quotes from plus she caught what they missed to ensure they were accurate. They beat all other quotes I obtained. The crew showed up on time, packed my entire apartment in a few hours and gave me a heads up when they were going to arrive to my new location. They were friendly, professional and nothing was lost or broken. There was a slight discrepancy on packing supplies but Candace resolved it right away. I highly recommend them!

Cassandra Heighton 09/07/2023

 

Best decision I ever made selecting this company. I had done some extensive research before selecting them and must say, was not disappointed. 

Arrived right on time and ensured everything was safely packaged before taking out to the truck. VERY organized and not a moment wasted. Everything went like clockwork. 

On the receiving end, I was advised by my nephew that the Regina team was AMAZING!!! He called me right away after the truck had been unloaded and insisted I give them a raving review. 

He indicated he has dealt with companies in the past that his friends had arranged for their moves and he could not speak highly enough about the fellows from GCVL. 

” They blew those other companies out of the water”. They were so careful with everything and had everything exactly where he asked them to put it. Finished in record time too 

HIGHLY recommend this company. Don’t waste your time entertaining anyone else 

Jane Grant 09/06/2023
 
 
I used Great Canadian Van Lines from Edmonton Alberta to PEI. Reasonably priced and very personal.
Very polite and excellent service. I had to do nothing. They even covered my stuff and took apart my bed fram. Everything was all in the one price and no hidden fees. Very strict with there drivers also makes them more reliable also. The driver was also unbelievable nice and very friendly.
 
Brandon Vallee 09/01/2023

 

I was so lucky to find them.. Kathy is very responsible person.. She answered all of my questions even when I called her 5 time per day☺️.. My truck driver Mr. Amar was amazing.. He was very helpful.. I highly recommend them..
Best of luck for all of them and thanks🌹

Vitan Estaki 08/25/2023

 

I am truly floored by the AMAZING Great Canadian Van Lines team and specifically Kathy Dorland!!! Kathy truly went above and beyond from the very first phone call to the very end of the process with a vibrant positive attitude, asking insightful questions to uncover my real needs and concerns, dedicating her FULL attention and time to provide a comprehensive recommendation and making this stressful move across the country an easy and enjoyable experience! Engaging with Kathy felt like a family conversation and it moved me to the core <3
I will absolutely recommend Great Canadian Van Lines to all my friends and family and if you get Kathy to help; then you’ve struck gold 🙂

Bari AbdulRahman 08/21/2023
 
 
Hi Kyle,
 
This is an appreciation letter for you and your team.
 
I am really very happy with the services provided by you and your team, because of your services my move was very successful, all my belongings are being delivered with no damage.
 
Special thanks to Dale and Julie ( I hope I spelled it rightly) who were very courteous and supporting too,  they also delivered my belongings a day before the commitment day / date.
 
Iris (reading in copy): I really appreciate your support as well.
 
If I get any change referring you / your company, I will definitely recommend your services.
 
Once again, a big thanks.
 
Thanks & Regards
Rahul.
 
Rahul Tipnis 08/06/2023

 

I highly recommend Great Canadian Van Lines, they are very thorough and made sure that even the glass cabinet was wrapped in a very protective way to avoid damages. They definitely know what they are doing and very processional. Thank you so much for moving our stuff!

Flor Bagnol 07/26/2023

 

The staff were very professional, attentive, patient and courteous.

Kathy Law 07/26/2023

 

Ron, Ronan, and Adam were punctual and worked together very well. They got the job done as expected. We employed the company for a move from Western Canada to Eastern Canada and the prices were transparent. My husband and I would recommend this company for long-distance moves

Maci Ricketts 07/24/2023

 

We moved from Maple Ridge to Thunder Bay Ontario. Harry was the great mover and kind as well! If someone around me moves to other province in the future i would highly recommend them. The communication was excellent too for keeping updated.

Hailey Kim 06/29/2023

I recently had the pleasure of working with Great Canadian Movers during my move, and I must say that the exceptional service provided by employee Amar truly made a significant impact on my overall experience. His dedication, professionalism, and attention to detail were truly remarkable.

From the moment Amar arrived at my doorstep, he exuded a positive and friendly attitude that immediately put me at ease. He took the time to listen attentively to my specific moving needs and ensured that every aspect of the process was handled with utmost care.

Amar’s knowledge and expertise in the field were evident throughout the entire moving process. He efficiently organized and packed my belongings, paying careful attention to fragile items to ensure their safe transport. I was impressed by his meticulousness and the level of care he displayed, as if he was handling his own belongings.

What truly set Amar apart was his exceptional customer service skills. He went above and beyond to address any concerns or questions I had, ensuring that I felt completely supported and informed throughout the entire moving journey. He communicated with transparency, keeping me updated on the progress and timeline of the move, which greatly reduced my stress levels.

Moreover, Amar’s efficiency and proficiency were commendable. He worked tirelessly to complete the move within the estimated timeframe while maintaining the utmost professionalism and a positive attitude. His attention to detail was outstanding, ensuring that everything was unpacked and placed in the correct rooms at the new location.

I cannot thank Amar enough for his exceptional service and dedication. His expertise and commitment to customer satisfaction truly made my moving experience seamless and stress-free. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking a smooth and efficient move with the help of Great Canadian Movers.

To Amar and the whole team involved: Thank you for going above and beyond to make my move a positive and memorable experience. Your professionalism, care, and expertise are truly admirable. Great Canadian Movers is fortunate to have an employees like you, and I wholeheartedly recommend your services to anyone in need of a reliable and exceptional moving experience.

Overall, Great Canadian Movers exceeded my expectations, thanks to Amar’s outstanding service. I will definitely be recommending this company to friends and family, and I look forward to working with them again in the future.

Aliza 6/22/2023

 

Would recommend Great Canadian Van Lines (GCVL) to anyone seeking to move across the country. We used GCVL to move from Ontario to Calgary and from the moment we first interacted with the team we received high quality customer service, which continued through until our final piece of furniture was dropped off.

What stands out about GCVL was their ability to deliver on their commitments. For our move one of the critical considerations was the minimizing the outstanding time from pick-up through drop-off. The GCVL team exceeded our expectations by delivering our belongings to our new home 10 days after pick-up – well within their promised window of 17 days.

GCVL’s staff were top notch – ensuring that all our questions were answered and completing all action items promptly. Kathy, our contact person at headquarters was excellent, very pleasant to correspond with and went above and beyond to ensure that a change to our pick-up time was scheduled without any issues. Ron (the driver) was amazing at both pick-up and delivery!! Ron also provided superb communication throughout and was speedy at both pick-up and drop-off!

Colby Conway 6/20/2023

 

I had a partial load going across the country and Great Canadian Van Lines provided the best value. I did not know that I would also get the BEST driver (Codie) and a stellar experience all around. Thank you all so much for making a stressful situation as easy as it could be 

Brenda Hindson 06/07/2023

 

Amazing job. The work done was outstanding. Much more than I expected. Ron and his team were very professional and helpful. If I were to move again I would go nowhere else.

Alma Aboud 05/31/2023

 

Hello Mark

You, Emily, and Candace were so amazing with your kindness, patience and unwavering support. In spite of the 5 day delay due to the tragedy filled wildfires closing roadways, we had a marvellous move. Wade with his crew of Frank, Shawn and Donny were terrific. Going with Great Canadian Van Lines and Dan Brown’s Moving and Storage for another long haul move was, once again, tremendously successful.
 
As always, Dan was right there, encouraging and reassuring us…in spite of having suffered a heart attack around the same time!!! Amanda and Teresa provided speedy, friendly communications from the team. No one made me feel like a PITA.
 
The creativity to get a loveseat down to the basement was particularly impressive as was the group effort to remove the front door for a very large piece. One wee end table with drawers was rather decimated, but the fellows put it back together. All we need to do now is glue those parts back. The move was so efficient! There wasn’t one marked wall, no real damaged furniture and no contents broken. Incredible!! 
 
Wade’s tractor unit with gigantic cab, had all the neighbours talking.  They were gobsmacked with his driving skills. No one believed he could make the turns into and out of this narrow lane that he did.
 
By the way, we just found Frank’s shirt stuck behind a pile of boxes in the garage. (see photo). How can we get it to him?
 
Warmest thoughts and with gratitude from us once again
Lynda and Jim Reeves
EHugs to all!
 
Lynda Reeves 5/30/2023

 

Had a great experience with them! They were on time, took care of our stuff and took them an hour to unpack and unwrap all of our furniture into our new home! The driver was in contact with us throughout his trip from Ontario to Calgary to keep us updated on the arrival date of our stuff. I would recommend Great Canadian Van lines to anyone moving long distance.

Anik Roussel 5/30/2023

 

After researching eight moving companies and multiple other moving options for our daughter’s move from Montreal to Calgary, our consultant with Sparta Mover’s booked the move with Great Canadian Van Lines. Every step of the way the move was handled professionally, competently and with great care and attention given to our move and to us as customers. Starting with Candice at Great Canadian Van Lines who kept me informed about all the details of the load in Montreal, to the efficiency of the load with the shuttle company ProAction Transport and to our Great Canadian Van Lines long haul driver, Amar, who delivered our load in Calgary with his crew Peter and Tim. We appreciated the personnel communication throughout the move and are so grateful and thankful for the people who make Great Canadian Van Lines what it is

Helene Fisher 5/25/2023

 

I used the services of GCVL for a long distance move between provinces. My initial communication was with Kathy and she was very helpful throughout. The whole process was pretty simple and transparent and after comparing quotations from a few other moving companies I found GCVL offered the best value for money. Their prices are much more reasonable than competitors and the service is top notch.

There was some confusion related to the pickup from the point of origin but once I communicated with their customer service it was taken care of immediately without any hassle on my part. Everything went smoothly. The guys who came to pick up the stuff were professionals and clearly knew what they were doing. They packed and loaded everything in an hour and it was impressive how they handled everything with care. They notified me 48 hours in advance about the delivery date and time so I had enough time to notify my building. The movers were again super friendly and unloaded everything in less than an hour. Nothing was damaged! Top quality service!

I highly recommend them if you are looking to move long distance. They know what they are doing, their service is impeccable and the price is reasonable. I know I will hire them again if I need to move.

Tawseef Khan 05/24/2023

 

Okanagan Dave was great to work with. Friendly and trustworthy. Made the move much easier.

Heather Ridsdale 05/16/2023

 

Great experience with Great Canadian Van Lines. They showed up on time and packed up and wrapped all loosed items carefully and emptied the whole condo faster than expected. The delivery accross the country went faster than estimated. Showed up at agreed on time and delivered everything to the new place on third floor. Nothing was damaged and everything was present. Smooth experiecne and recommend them highly. The driver Amar was very friendly and profesional and cool. Moving is usually very stressfull but they made it as smooth as possible. Thank you,

Andrew Fechete 05/16/2023

 

I highly recommend this moving company. I moved from BC to Alberta and the movers were very professional, organized and fast. They knew what they were doing, didn’t have any sort of damage to anything. Wrapped everything well so when it all arrived it was well protected the whole travel. The movers we had delivering I believe were Dave and Steve? They were really great! Super friendly and knew exactly what they were doing!And the price was a good value. All in all, if I know any friends or family, (or strangers) moving I definitely recommend them. Best moving truck experience ever!

Susaanne P 05/05/2023

 

Ron and his crew from Great Canadian Van Lines were amazing to work with for our long distance move from Ontario to Alberta including a full packing service for our condo and offsite storage locker. They were very responsive to emails and questions before I had booked. In terms of the move they were on time, efficient, careful with the packing, friendly and were even able to pack and load quicker then the estimate. Ron kept me up to date during the drive about when he would be arriving. Everything arrived quickly and safe. His crew in Calgary was just as great and unloaded everything quickly to whereever we needed it to go. I would 100% use their service again without question.

Virginia Wickman 04/28/2023

 

What I thought was a daunting move from Ontario to BC was made so manageable. Great Canadian Van Lines was right there with me from start to finish. Thank you!!!

Susan Pettes 04/18/2023

 

The mover was fantastic. He kept us informed as to when the delivery would come. They were great in packing the truck and we had many fragile items. Everything arrived in tact (nothing broken) and was very friendly in unloading and helping us get everything to the right location. Would highly recommend them.

PK Callan 04/07/2023

 

Excellent. From the beginning to end Great Canadian Van Lines was amazing to use as a mover. Kathy provided all the information and is very friendly and clearly explained all the details and answered any questions we had. No hidden charges as one quote we had provided by another company “forgot to include fuel and ferry costs”. Truck crew was great. On time and efficient at their work. No damage to any items on arrival at new location. Would not hesitate to use GCVL again and would not hesitate to recommend their services to anyone I know. Well done

Jim Steacy 03/21/2023

 

From the moment we requested a quote, the entire staff was professional, efficient and friendly. All questions were patiently answered. All time frames were respected (weather permitting) and updates were provided. All inventory arrived in the same condition it left. We were very pleased with the service and would recommend Great Canadian Van Lines to anyone considering a long distance move.

Lynn Pedrick 03/16/2023

 

I moved from Vancouver Island back to Calgary with this company. Let me just start off by saying I move every 2-3 years and for the first I didn’t feel ripped off or taken advantage of. My experience was amazing! The crew was honest, professional, friendly and shared some really good conversations. Not sure if they do local but for long distance moving I will be using them again. Thank you so much!

Miss Stone 02/24/2023

 

I was stressed about moving cross-country after having had a prior very bad experience with a different moving company.

GCVL were patient and professional in handling all of my questions and concerns, and treated my belongings with care. Price was fair. I’m glad I used them for my move and wouldn’t hesitate to do so again.

Adele Wojtowicz 02/14/2023

 

GCVL did a great job with my move. Drivers were fast, efficient and professional and the office helped to make sure I got an accurate quote of the total costs. Would definitely use them again.

Connor Turvey 02/09/2023
 
 
I had a great experience. Lisa Peterson accommodated our last minute requests. She truly understood where we were coming from. The driver/movers knew exactly what they were doing. They handled the move swiftly. They took a huge load off our shoulder. The price was reasonably quoted. They were really good with communicating throughout the consultation and the move. I must say that the driver/mover was prompt, professional and so easy to communicate with. They were kind, quick and careful with all of our items, and really seemed to have a passion for the work they were doing. I highly recommend them.
 
Pranika Shrestha 02/08/2023

 

What can I say? I couldn’t be more pleased about my move, from the pick-up to the delivery. The movers both pick-up and delivery were professional, friendly and thorough. Thanks to Donovan and his team who packed me up in Winnipeg and thanks to Wade and his team who unpacked me in Ottawa. I would certainly use them again and I highly recommend them. They were also sure to put mats down on the carpets up and down as I moved into a two story townhouse. They also packed some things with extra padding to be sure it arrived safely. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

June Love 02/05/2023
 
 
Our move across Canada went so smoothly thanks to Kathy, Taylor and Ron. Ron and his crew were amazing to deal with – very hard workers, very pleasant, very careful and attentive. We were kept apprised by Taylor in the office as the truck travelled across Canada. I have no hesitation in recommending GCVL!
 
Deborah Carmichael 02/05/2023
 
 
This was our first move and it really exceeded our expectations of course for good, the service was so organized, it left me pleasantly surprised, the staff was attentive and careful with all our things!  highly recommended
 
Graciel Pardo 01/30/2023
 
 
GCVL was great to work with all around for my move across Canada. Kathy and Taylor in the office always kept in touch throughout the process and their driver/moving team was very helpful as well. I would definitely use them again!
 
Pat Bania 01/26/2023
 
 
A great experience with the Great Canadian Van Lines Company. Jas, the driver of the truck, and Jagroop are clean professional movers. Even at -40 C, nothing was broken! Thank you again guys!
 
Don Schaeffer 12/23/2022
 
 
Ron and his teams were fantastic to deal with. Took excellent care of our antique furniture and all of our items moved. We were contacted before they showed up for loading and contacted three days before arrival. Made it really easy to plan for. Would 100% use this company again can’t say enough about the service from the start to finish.
 
Nathan Browns 12/22/2022
 
 
We had a fantastic experience with Dave and the team he hired to help load and unload in Nov 2022. Moving is a stressful experience and Dave made it quick, easy, and fun. We moved from Coquitlam BC to Airdrie AB and everything was loaded and unloaded within 4 days and damage-free. Thanks, Dave 🙂
 
Hanri de Beer 12/15/2022
 
 
I am very impressed with the service that was provided to us. From inquiring to picking up our stuff. Adding more stuff to ship after 6 days of the initial pickup was not an issue. Eventhough our initial stuff were shipped on an earlier date, everything was delivered at the same time. Codie and his partner delivered our things in our new place and they were very pleasant and really handled everything carefully and with care as like their own. They both did their job way and beyond. They even offered and helped us to put our stuff in the uhaul storage where they rented the truck they used to deliver our things. We even got a 1 month free of storage rent because they rented a Uhaul truck for our stuff. I highly recommended them!
 
Ana Ozcan 12/14/2022
 
 
I heard a lot of horror stories from my friends about how other moving companies swindle their money, and I was very worried that I might face the same situation. Luckily, I decided to use this company to move from Vancouver to Toronto and had a wonderful experience. I’m glad driver Ron was in charge of my move. He is very responsible, his guys who helped pack my things and assemble my furniture were insanely fast and professional. I also want to say a big thank you to Taylor who was my account rep. She always kept in touch with me and was friendly with me when I needed help. I also want to note that this company provides an excellent online tool for managing your order. While other moving companies make the ordering process manual and unreliable, here the entire estimate of the final amount was provided by an online application where I could see all the rates and the contract, which completely dispelled all my fears about the potential price increase. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience and help in such a difficult matter as moving to another city!
 
Natalia 12/13/2022
 
 
Shawn and his team were very professional from start to finish. They helped us move a lot of very heavy furniture across Canada and everything survived the trip – not a single broken/damaged item to report. Thanks again!
 
Jonathan Leaman 12/12/2022
 
 
I moved from Toronto to Vancouver then a few years later had to relocate back again. Both times I used Great Canadian Van Lines. Their prices were very competitive as compared to other movers but the customer service was what really made me go back. My driver Ron and his team were efficient and most importantly responsive whenever I needed an update. I would 100% recommend them.
 
Mark Wilson 12/11/2022
 
 
I have to say Ron, the big truck driver went above and beyond. He was kind, considerate and quick. Drove through bad weather to get here and into the wee hours of the morning. Everything was well looked after. He even tried to save me a charge by using the big truck to deliver, but it wouldn’t work. Thanks Ron for your hard work and dedication. Brenda
 
Brenda Stark 12/02/2022
 
 
We had a fantastic experience with Dave and the team he hired to help load and unload. Moving is a stressful experience and Dave made it quick, easy and fun. We moved from Coquitlam BC to Airdrie AB and everything was loaded and unloaded within 4 days and damage free. Thanks Dave 🙂
 
Hannah de Beer 11/16/2022
 
 
From start to finish Great Canadian Van Lines was professional, responsive, and provided great value. Ron was super friendly and took great care of our belongings. When scheduling exact pick up and drop off times it was a very easy / stress free process, Ron’s communication was top notch. Ron and Kevin were the dream team on the delivery side! Would recommend for sure.
 
Stuart MacKenzie 11/15/2022

 

Just wanted to write to let you know of the exceptional service provided to me by your drivers Codie and Ronan, who delivered a number of boxes and articles to me in Bala, Ontario this morning. 

I received   timely updates as to their estimated time of arrival. They followed through with the most courteous and good service in offloading the boxes from the truck and carrying them into my storage unit.
 
I would highly recommend your company. 
 
Jennifer Overend 11/09/2022
 
 
By far the smoothest cross country move to date. This company was reliable, honest and best of all – no items were lost or damaged on delivery. Thank you GCVL.
 
Lee 11/09/2022
 
 
Been waiting until the delivery out east and it went off without a hitch today. Nothing was damaged at all and their service at the delivery was excellent so I can finally get to write a review to rave about the entire experience.

Normally, moving sucks. I’ve done it a lot, a couple times across country. I can accurately say there hasn’t been a single experience as great as this one has been. From the very first email asking for a quote (thank you Michael!!) customer service has been exceptional! He answered all my questions quickly and easily, relieved me of all my concerns. So I booked the move.

After that Emily and Taylor helped organize and schedule the pickup and delivery. They were fantastic to work with! They accommodated the issues I had with trying to get there for the pickup, as well as worked with our needs for the delivery. Everything went perfectly.

Both the pickup and the delivery crews were exceptional. They were professional, quick, and were a joy to deal with. The pick up crew was very good at keeping me aware of what they were doing and going through all the paperwork for insurance etc etc.

The entire experience was just amazing. So much better than I expected, and from reading other reviews, I already had high hopes.

You can not go wrong in dealing with Sparta Movers or Great Canadian Van Lines. If I ever need to do this kind of move again I will definitely be contacting them!!

I put this review on both businesses.

Mathew Bryan 11/07/2022

 

I recently moved halfway across Canada with Great Canadian and was extremely impressed. Their prices may not have been the lowest, but their professional, responsive, and efficient service was WELL worth any extra cost. Everyone, from the coordinators to the drivers, did their best to make sure the whole process went smoothly and it made a big difference. Highly recommend.

Katherine Hache 10/29/2022

 

Really great customer service! This was my first time moving all my things and Sara in particular was so reassuring and such a great communicator. Great Canadian Van Lines is very reliable and efficient. Movers were also so fantastic, really polite, quick, and communicative. I could easily rely on Sara to help coordinate communication if needed as well. I’d 100% recommend Great Canadian Van Lines to anyone who’s looking to move across the country.

Sandra Han 10/17/2002

 

On time, as promised, and most importantly there were no surprises. I definitely got full value for my money.

Peter M Smith 10/06/2022

 

Great service. Very friendly and helpful people. Reasonable price. Nothing was broken.

Inger Hagglund 09/23/2022

 

Cole and his crew of really nice men packed up my belongings for me in White Rock, B.C. and moved them to Saskatchewan in August 2022. The men were friendly and really hard workers, they took care of all of my stuff (I didn’t know I had so much stuff to be honest) and packed it so well and nothing was broken, even the jar with spaghetti noodles, none of them were broken…. now that’s good packing. They were very careful with not mixing things up and putting similar stuff together in the same boxes so that when they unloaded it, it could go together. Cole and two guys unpacked for me here and they worked so hard, non stop, and helped me out a great deal. I am very glad I chose Great Canadian Van Lines and would recommend them. I have also told my friends how nice it is to have some one else do the packing/unpacking for you and they have said if they ever move again that’s what they are going to do.

Kathryn V. 9/22/2022

 

Awesome service. Wade, Robin, Rory, and the rest of the crew did a great job transporting our goods from Winnipeg to Niagara Falls. Would definitely recommend this team for long haul transportation .
Ninan and Shirley

Ninan Mathews 9/22/2022

 

We have moved a lot during the last 15 years. So we have plenty of experience and can compare.
Great Canadian Van Lines were absolutely the best. Many thanks to Ron and his crew both in Ontario and in BC. Moving without a doubt is very stressful, but Ron and his crew
with their professionalism made it almost a pleasurable experience. The delivery date and the arrival time were spot on.
Based on this experience we would be at remiss not to recommend Great Canadian Van Lines highly and award you with six stars.

Rey Rolliper 9/21/2022

 

The crew was on time, efficient and hard working. We moved from Kenora, ON to Brantford, and after being ripped off by a non-existant company that took our deposit and never showed up GCVL came through last minute and all of our belongings were accounted for and in tact. Thank you

Samantha Atchison 9/21/2022

 

Hello Sara,

I wanted to let you know that our move was an unmitigated success, and we are thrilled with the service that we have received from you and Great Canadian Van Lines.

Harry our driver was amazing.

I have spoken to one of the customer service advisers at your company and let them know.

Below is the review I left on Google reviews.

Thank you for helping our move a success and have a great day.

Moved from Montreal, Quebec to Kelowna B.C. end August 2022. 

After having spent hours investigating moving companies and reading the myriad of terrifyingly horrific reviews we chose Great Canadian Van Lines based on their overall good reviews as well as the efficiency and great communication of their customer service department.  (thank you Sara E.)

We could not be happier with the service that we received.  The move was handled with efficiency, attention to detail and care.  The driver Harry D. was incredible.  A true professional.  Hard working and detailed oriented.  Harry’s teams who loaded and unloaded the truck were all attentive, polite and hardworking.  No items were lost or broken and the delivery was made on the earlier end of the timeline that we were given.  Based on our experience I cannot highly enough recommend Great Canadian Van Lines!!

Jonathan Abelson 9/19/2022

 

Very professional team. I took their twice in 1 year. Both time it was very satisfying experience. All the items were delivered in good condition and driver made sure that we check inventory properly. 10/10 recommendation. Special mention for Harnoor and Wade.

Aksha Sharma 09/08/2022

 

The professional, Kathy, who works here was so informative and helpful during our convo on the phone. I don’t think I can afford this service because of my fixed income and budget, but their customer service and phone representatives are excellent!

Daniel 09/08/2022

 

I loved my experience with Great Canadian Van Lines.
I started out by feeling so stressed about a cross-province move from BC to ON. From the minute I interacted with Sara, she was thorough, patient and confident. I found the quote detailed and knew there would be no last minute surprises.
I’ve never done this before, so I must admit, I continued to feel anxious even though I felt like I was in the right place with the right people to help me with the move.
What happened on the delivery day just blew my mind !!
Everything was just as planned and all my things got here on time and in full. The team that helped me with packing + uninstall etc in BC as well as the team that helped unpack and then re-install in ON were possibly the best I’ve experienced.
Among other things (and I shipped a LOT of stuff) I was most nervous about shipping my 15 year old violin – and was just stunned to know that even the tune set up of my violin was not off when they unloaded it!! That’s the amount of care that was taken in moving my things.
Best team, hands down most reliable. I feel grateful and extremely happy with my choice. Please look no further and book your move with this team today!
Totally worth it!

Vasundra Srinivasan 08/24/2022

 

When looking for a moving company, it is essential to find one that is fast, affordable, efficient, and reliable. Great Canadian Van Lines met and exceeded all of these expectations. We were pretty pleased and impressed with the quality of service we received. The service was professional, dependable, and courteous. The movers were on time and cautious with our belongings. They also worked efficiently and packed everything securely. In addition, they delivered our items earlier than anticipated. The move went smoothly, and we were delighted with the results. We recommend Great Canadian Van Lines to anyone looking for an excellent moving experience. The Relocation Sales Consultant, Sara Engelsman, was courteous and provided excellent customer service. Based on our great experience with Great Canadian Van Lines, we recommend Great Canadian Van Lines to anyone looking for a hassle-free and positive moving experience.

Zahid Sheikh 08/23/2022

 

 Excellent service, very efficient staff and always on time

Guy Dalphond 08/23/2022

 

We recently moved from the west coast to the east, and we’re so glad we went with GCVL! Service and communication was amazing, quote was pretty accurate, and pick up/drop off was fast and on time. Thank you Wade, Jay, and Sebastian for handling our things with care, getting all of our things over, and being lovely! Thank you Lisa for the quote and patiently and kindly answering all of our questions!

Would highly recommend for long distance moving!

Chanthi Vijayapala 08/17/2022

 

Had a great experience using GCVL – they were professional, fast and reliable. All items arrived safely and on time. Would recommend to others. Moved from BC to ON.

Jill Adams 08/08/2022

 

Highly recommend this company did everything what they promised,you can trust them no grey area!

Matti Karjanlahti 08/04/2022

 

Had a very good experience with Great Canadian Van Lines, moving from western Canada to Ontario this summer. Sara, in sales, was simply wonderful, promptly answering all of our questions and helping us to organize our move. She took the worry out of what can be a stressful experience. The moving team, supervised by driver Amar, were very efficient and rapid in wrapping up our furniture carefully and getting it to its destination on time and when expected. I would use this company again.

Patricia Wood 07/25/2022

 

This company is 10/10 and I highly recommend them and would most definitely use them if I ever move again. The team scores full points for everything: from original office communications helping me to estimate my load and putting my mind at ease because I had never coordinated a move before! ; to professionalism throughout the whole process of packing, loading, delivery and final set up; including on time pick up and delivery; through to accurate and affordable estimating that matched the final invoice. I had the same driver, Ron, coordinating my move at pick up and again at delivery. He answered all my questions/worries on moving day and delivered to my new home on the day and within the time he promised. There were zero unexpected surprises or changes throughout the whole process. Everything was invoiced, picked up and delivered safely as promised.

Deb Farell 06/28/2022

 

Moved from ON to SK and moving is a stressful time! Our movers were quick, polite and shipped our housewares on time. They arrived promptly and our driver gave us constant updates via text. They also unpacked and all items were intact. I highly recommend this company.

Angela Silveira 06/09/2022

 

I recently used Great Canadian Van Lines for a move from Vancouver to London Ontario. Their prices were completive and Kathy was responsive and answered all my questions. I was concerned about the weight of my load because its just an estimate. I had no idea what my stuff weighed, but when I got my final bill, it was less that quoted. A nice surprise. Harry and his partner arrived as scheduled to load my items. The loading team were efficient and professional. Everything was wrapped much better than I would have ever expected. Harry was excellent. He arrived in London when he said he would and the unload went as well as the loading in Vancouver. Everything arrived and was unpacked. Overall a wonderful experience

Les Hird 06/01/2022

 

We just moved from Langley BC to Saint John NB using Great Canadian Van lines.
They came exactly when they said they would on April 23rd, delivered here on May 11th which was early in the two weeks time range of potential delivery.
Everything came in great shape, we haven’t opened all the boxes yet as we’re in an Airbnb but what we have is all fine. The driver was super nice and helpful. Totally recommend.

Pauline Fontanaud 05/31/2022

 

Moving across the country is a stressful experience and when you’ve had a bad experience in the past, see that the price of gas is increasing and hear in the media that some moving companies are inflating their prices, the anxiety level is pretty high. Friends who moved last year recommended Great Canadian Van Lines and I’m very happy they did. My move from Vancouver to a remote location in New-Brunswick was nothing like my previous experience. The company gave me a detailed written estimate based on an exhaustive list of the items that I was planning to ship, sent documentation about what to expect on the day of the move and a list of items that were not recommended or allowed. Kathy answered all of my questions, via email and by phone before and after the contract was signed. On the day of the move, when I realize that I had packed double the number of boxes than what I had initially expected (never wait at the last minute to finish packing!), Taylor provided with an update of the estimation within the day. Amar was very patient as he identified and made the inventory of my stuff, helped pack my floor lamp and made some adjustment to ensure that my mirror and painting would be better protected while Mike efficiently transported items to the shuttle. The actual price, after weighing the items, was lower than the updated estimation. And although I was given what seemed to me to be a rather large timeframe for delivery (2 and a half weeks), Amar who was driving the shipment across the country was able to narrow down that timeframe when I asked about it, and he delivered at the very beginning of his timeframe. If I ever move again, I will definitely use Great Canadian Van Lines and will highly recommend them to my friends and family.

Helene Morin 05/16/2022

 

We recently moved from Ontario to BC using Great Canadian Van Lines. It was easy to arrange online thanks to Sara who responded quickly to any changes or questions. Everything was done by email and was easy to understand. All the costs were laid out and simple to read. The payment was easy too. Harry our crew chief was friendly and organized. I can’t yet comment on whether everything arrived intact as our things are sitting in our storage unit waiting for our place to be ready. Overall we are pleased and would recommend Great Canadian Van Lines.

Lynne Joyce 05/02/2022

 

Lisa P was wonderful to work with! They moved me across the province – I was so impressed that I recommended them to my mom for her last move. Lisa was very responsive to all my questions, and she explained things thoroughly. My move went smoothly. I will continue to recommend them.

Kimberly Rideout 05/02/2022

 

Moved from Montreal to Northern BC. Excellent company. It all went off without a hitch.

Leanna Mitchell 04/23/2022

 

Our experience with Great Canadian Van Lines was head and shoulders above their competitors. We had tried to hire a different company who asked for photos of all of our belongings, and after days of emailing back and forth still needed to send a person to our home for an assessment – though they couldn’t book an appointment for 10 days! We immediately switched to Great Canadian Van Lines who were prompt, professional and so easy to communicate with. Their online portal was simple to use, and from end to end our move from BC to Alberta was seamless.

The movers themselves were capable, kind, quick and careful with all of our items, and really seemed to have a passion for the work they were doing. After seeing so many items related to our cat (scratcher, bed, etc.) they asked to see him and heaped praise on what a good boy he was while giving him scritches. A really nice moment amidst a stressful time that was made so much easier by this company.

Thank you Great Canadian Van Lines!

Jo Pearse 04/01/2022

 

I had a very good experience with my move. Cody, Sebastian, and Ronnan were on time and friendly. They took good care with my belongings. Cody and Sebastian provided the same courteous service on the receiving end as well. Thank you from Ghislaine.

Melissa Morrisey 03/26/2022

 

Easy peasy move from BC to Ontario. Kathy was helpful setting up our service and Codie, the driver, was a great hard working guy. Packed our things well, no damage and a text play by play of the drive and delivery date.

Alex Mandy 03/23/2022

 

What an amazing experience from end to end. We did a big move from BC over to ON. It could have been a very stressful move but under the guidance and amazing service from Kathy of great canadian van lines everything was planned perfectly. We transported our vehicle and all our house belongings and everything arrived on time and in perfect condition. We would like to highlight Daniel for his amazing service. He was organized, patient and so easy to work with. Thank you so much for your exceptional service. Highly recommend them

Ruvika Perera 03/18/2022

 

I can’t say enough good things about this team. Highly recommend. I moved from Vancouver to Montreal in the winter – and, thanks to them, without a hitch. I knew I was in good hands dealing with Kathy who’s the point person. She gave me all the information I needed to know what to pack and what not to pack, as well as why certain items couldn’t come with the move. She was so clear. Plus she took my calls whenever I wasn’t sure of something. In fact, she held my hand the entire way. Plus Daniel, my mover, was amazing. Friendly, but immediately professional when it came to the move. Everything was moved with care and placed with care. Not one thing broke – in a 3000 mile move. Plus, they did everything they could to save me money. This was a huge move and an emotional one for many reasons. I’m so so so glad I hired them. So grateful.

Katherine Houston 03/11/2022

 

Had a great experience with Great Canadian Van Lines. Kathy was very helpful and supportive from the time I called her for the quote right until my stuff came to the destination. On departure day, the team arrived as promised at 9AM, moved all my boxes from the basement to the their truck very carefully and quickly, couple hours later they sent me the actual weight(which turned out to be less than estimated, which is really good). The arrival date was within the timeframe Kathy provided to me at the beginning. Nothing was lost nor damaged and there was NO hidden fees. Thanks for the service, it was awesome!

Ilyas Ganiyev 02/11/2022

 

Reliable and quick. We move from BC to Alberta. Sara was very helpful throughout our move. She answered all our questions promptly. Drivers protected all the furniture very well and installed it at the new place. We received our shipment 2 days earlier than the expected delivery date.I would highly recommend their service.

Anmol Kumar 02/09/2022

 

We have used Great Canadian Van Lines twice to move across the country. No missing or broken items. The movers and office staff are very professional and responsive to our inquiries. I highly recommend this company for long distance move.

Shu Shu Dai 12/21/2021

 

I was helped by Jaskaran Kuldip in delivering my things from Winnipeg to Calgary. Awesome dude and really knew what he was doing…. Was a good moving experience and I highly recommend. Cheers!

Phillip Nwafor 12/20/2021

 

I have now used Great Canadian Van Lines three times now for small and large moves. Each time Kathy Dorland in the head office has been wonderful. Her knowledge and patience for all my questions is exceptional. Taylor in dispatch was also very helpful with questions about packing certain items and kept me updated with information about the actual move. The actual movers were all professional, personable and kept me updated as they packed items I needed them to and when packing the truck. With my last move, I was moving contents from my dad’s home in Mississauga to Edmonton and Amar and his crew were great to work with. I would definitely recommend Great Canadian Van Lines to anyone with a small or large move.

Lynn Hallson 12/13/2021

 

Amar and his team helped my family move from one province to another seamlessly. They maintained a great line of communication and ensured that the shipment was dropped off without any delays and without any damages. Also, throughout the loading and unloading process, they used protective materials to keep the walls and floors free of damages. We have recommended Amar and his team to many of our friends and family.

Helen G, 12/04/2021
 
From beginning to end, the move was seamless. Thanks to the logistics team for incorporating our last minute change. Amar was very professional, efficient and took extreme care with every item. His communication was spot on and pick-up and delivery were stress free. Highly recommend!!!
 
Jodi Bell 12/01/2021
 
 
Hello,
 
I would like to take time to provide a feedback on the moving services of Great Canadian Van Lines. I’ve recently moved from Toronto to Vancouver and it was my first time moving all my belongings long distance. I had done my homework and reached out to multiple companies to receive a quote. Great Canadian Van Lines had impressed me right from the beginning. The quote was very detailed so I didn’t worry that more fees would show up during the move and every step was very well thought through. The moving crew was just wonderful (Codie, Jon and Kevin in Toronto and Codie, Jon and Jay in Vancouver). They were very professional, friendly and I felt comfortable that my belongings would get delivered safely and on time. They were even flexible with the date and time of delivery which was a giant help since I was flying to Vancouver with couple days delay. I would like to recommend this company to whoever is planning a long distance move. They are truly amazing!
 
Thank you guys!!
Kiara 11/27/2021
 
 
Hi Lisa:
 
I’m sorry it took so long for me to get around to giving my revue on our move from Bancroft, Ont to New Brunswick, on October 6-8th, but as you can well guess we’ve been quite busy.
 
I want to tell you that the crew we had out of Ottawa, John and his boys were absolutely FANTASTIC!!!
Although we had a problem entering the house the guys were extremely patient, kind and a lot of fun!!!  Good thing they had a great sense of humor through it all!!!
 
When they originally showed up to load at our old house they were very quick efficient and professional when it came to going about completing their tasks.  Well organized also.
 
They took great care in how they wrapped our belongings such as clocks, mirrors etc. and I must say my hubby and I were quite impressed.
I have moved quite a few times in my life and have NEVER had a crew so good!!!
 
When we got to New Brunswick the crew was FABULOUS and right on time!   Even with the problems we had re our closing of the property.  They worked well together and quickly.  I felt so bad for them as we ended up waiting about 4 and a half hours to get in because the other lawyer had not done his job properly.  
 
I found out that our crew was out of Ottawa and that John was the Boss.  I must say, I don’t know where your company found them, but don’t ever let them get away.  They know their stuff and are excellent at their jobs and seem to enjoy their jobs as well.  Again I must stress, I’ve had Mayflower and a few other big Van Lines handle my moves before and they cannot even come close to the Terrific Crew that we were given!!!  They will always be number one on our list of recommendations and we have told everyone that we’ve talked to how good they were.
 
Once again please pass this on to them as I would appreciate them knowing how grateful and glad we were to have lucked out to have had them on our move!!!
 
I tried to post this revue to your web site but for some reason was unable to figure out how to, so  please post this for me.  If possible could you please e-mail or call John and let him know that it is posted as I told him I was going to write a revue.
 
Again I cannot stress how good these guys were!!!  BRAVO TO THEM!!!
 
Thank You and Your Entire Team for working so diligently with us to aid us in our move, from redoing estimates to getting us the best Moving Crew in the World!
 
Once Again we Thank You Sincerely,
 
Karen and Tony Detmers
Karen and Tony Detmers 10/23/2021
 
We moved from Ontario to Alberta and hired this company to handle our move. Amar and the moving team was punctual, caring of our contents and efficient in moving in and out. Focused team that gets the job done well. All our items were wrapped well with blankets. Communication was excellent, keeping us informed when our items will arrive. Will hire again when needed. Thanks for the great service.
James John 10/08/2021

 

Entire process of relocation was smooth and seamless, amazing and helpful staff, fast delivery times, responsive communications!

Max Gonzih | 10/04/2021

 

Dear Mark,

You were very kind and accommodating in helping us out while my husband Jim and I were on the road from 1440 River Road W, Wasaga Beach, ON to 134 Kinloch Pl, Saskatoon, SK a few weeks ago.

I had composed an email of thanks shortly after, but Rogers cut off our email Sept 11. I have no idea what went through or what did not. We now have our new Sasktel.net email addresses. J

Special thanks to the moving team under wonderful Codie Boakes. On Sept 9, our moving date, he joined forces with John – whom I believe has now moved back to Moncton NB. They, in turn, worked with 3 fellows from the Peterborough, ON area – Jay, Chris and Mike. What a great group!! They were all joking around with us, were extra efficient and had the wrapping, tagging and loading done in record time. We were so fortunate to have them on our side!  In Saskatoon on Sept 12, Codie and John were on their own when the people expected to help didn’t show up! No complaints. They were met by our daughter, Julie, hubby Ken, mom-in-law, Sandy and granddaughter, Paige. Our relatives told us they were consistently cheerful and worked hard to accomplish the move. Julie and team had labeled all the rooms well and helped with placement.  When we showed up on Sept 13, even the beds were set up and in place. Not a speck of damage anywhere. AMAZING.

When we had a banking issue, Sept 10, 2021, you connected me with Jodie right away. In record time, she sent me the information needed to pay the remainder of our moving cost through a transfer in a rather emergency situation.

Emily was great with quick responses throughout our communications. Taylor, today, was extremely pleasant on the phone. You have an awesome team there in BC.

But, I can never forget the initial contact people – Dan and Amanda at Brown’s Moving and Storage in Elmvale. We have dealt with them (and GCVL) on what is now our 4th cross country move. They were soooo very patient and helpful to us.

We feel like the luckiest people on earth.

Warm regards to all

Jim & Lynda Reeves | 09/29/2021

 

Puneet and his crew did an excellent job moving my stuff for my move between Mississauga and Vancouver. He did a great job communicating with me throughout the process. They moved all the stuff into the place very efficiently and with care.

Sami Haque | 09/20/2021

 

This summer (August 2021), GCVL helped move us half way across the country from Surrey, BC. to Guelph, Ontario. We had been looking into a do-it-yourself move to save money, but are SOOO glad we went with GCVL. The option to pack our own boxes beforehand allowed us to save quite a bit. We were very happy with the final bill, even with having to use the shuttle option in Guelph (due to lack of access to our apartment block). We moved BELOW budget! The office staff were super as was the driver, Ron. Thanks you guys! We’d definitely use GCVL again (but hopefully won’t have to!)

Lawrence W.McAllister | 09/14/2021

 

Great Canadian Van Lines gave us superb service from start to finish! Wade (the driver) was not only awesome in his professional attention to details, he was also uniquely personable and respectful. Not surprisingly, he was also magical in attracting associates of like mind to work with him at both ends of the process. We are very grateful to Great Canadian Van Lines. We will recommend this company to people without any hesitation – and we particularly give Wade very lively kudos!

Dr. Osahon Chris Eigbike | 07/17/2021

 

I just wanted to thank Sara E. and her team (driver Wade, loaders Steve, John and Jay) for their absolute amazing service and professionalism from beginning to end. The estimate initially provided by Sara was bang on. She was always so helpful and informative whenever I had questions. Wade arrived on time for pick-up in ******. Both he and Steve were very careful with our belongings and understanding on the fragility of some of them. On arrival (first heat dome in *********) Wade, John and Jay unloaded our belongings carefully and without rushing even in 35+ degree weather. Not one item out of out 2400 pound delivery was broken, missing or scratched. I would highly recommend GCVL and would without a heart beat use them again!!! Thank you for making our move seamless!!!

Paula Bareirra | 07/02/2021

 

Had an amazing experience with Great Canadian Van Lines! They were on time, efficient, professional, and we knew our items were well taken care of while moving from Ontario to Calgary. This was our first time moving and they were very responsive whenever we had a question about the process. Highly recommend!

Stephanie Young | 06/29/2021

 

Hello, I would like to take time to provide a feedback on the moving services of Great Canadian Van Lines. I’ve recently moved from Toronto to Vancouver and it was my first time moving all my belongings long distance. I’ve did my homework and reached out to multiple companies to receive a quote. Great Canadian Van Lines has impressed me right from the beginning. The quote was very detailed so I didn’t worry that more fees would show up during the move and every step was very well thought through. The moving crew was just wonderful (Codie, Jon and Kevin in Toronto and Codie, Jon and Jay in Vancouver). They were very professional, friendly and I felt comfortable that my belongings would get delivered safely and on time. They were even flexible with the date and time of delivery which was a giant help since I was flying to Vancouver with couple days delay. I would like to recommend this company to whoever is planning a long distance move. They are truly amazing! Thank you guys!!! Klara

Kiara | 06/22/2021

 

I am very happy that Great Canadian Van Lines moved my belongings across the country. I made a list of every box, it’s contents, and my furniture. After friends warned me that things do get lost when moving long distances, I was nervous. However, I had nothing to worry about as all my belongings arrived safely. The movers also painstakingly put stickers on every item so it was doubly assuring. Everyone I dealt with along the way were kind, professional and helpful. Due to one of their driver’s getting injured, my move was late but the company gladly compensated me. They were willing to solve the issue without making me feel awkward or dismissed. I really appreciated this. My move involved shuttles at either end which meant transferring my belongings three times before getting dropped off. This was handled very well. I would highly recommend this company!

Pamela King | 06/16/2021

 

I had an exact list of all goods going to our new address. After getting 3 quotes, Great Canadian gave us the best price for a higher average weight load. The other quotes were much higher cost for half the weight. As moving day approached, we actually added to the pile, but still came out just a fraction above our estimated weight for an extra $200. On moving day, the crew arrived on time and were speedy, efficient and friendly. Even getting the piano out the door was easy for them. And our goods arrived at the final location across the country in record time to await our arrival. All in all a big recommendation for this company.

Howard Allan | 06/14/2021

 

Great service!

Anne-Sophie Lalonde | 06/11/2021

 

We used CGVL for our out of province long distance move and we could not have been happier with the experience. The drivers arrived at the promised schedule time and took the time and care to ensure our valuables were kept in good condition. Upon unloading, the drivers managed to squeeze us in a day earlier than expected and once again we were pleased with the service provided. Would highly recommend this company to anyone who is looking a moving company!

Patrick Landry | 06/07/2021

 

Hello, my move was from Burnaby to Oshawa Ontario on May 20th. I carefully took my time to research companies before I made my choice. My decision to go with this company was based purely on its 100 percent credibility… I went on the Better Business Bureau and saw that this Company had an A plus rating… Reviews are one aspect in looking for a Company but the BBB is definitely the safest and most credible way to go. So sure enough, this was a STRESS FREE experience and I’m hoping if you read this you will call this Company. They are HONEST, TRUSTWORTHY and NO SURPRISES and the Gentleman that came to load up in Burnaby was the same man who delivered my items. He is as honest as he looks and you will feel comfortable from the time you see him. I dealt with “Sara” from the get go.. It was delivered in exactly the time time frame they gave me.. All my items were delivered PERFECTLY.. I cannot begin to explain how happy I was with this Company. I am sooo glad I chose them for their BBB rating as well as their incredible reviews. THANK YOU SARA for your professionalism. If I ever have to move again or if I know of anyone who is moving I will definitely let them know about this Company. Mary from Burnaby B. C

Mary S. | 06/01/2021

 

Great Canadian Van Lines was recommended to us by friends who had recently made a similar cross-country move. Having had a poor experience with our previous move, we were very focused on responsiveness and quality of service and GCVL came through big time. Sara gave us good advice (and a bit of a discount given competing bids) at the booking stage, and Harry and his team were terrific on both the loading and unloading ends. Our stuff arrived intact and on time, including a canoe, a kayak and 140 other items (mostly ********* – highly recommended). We could perhaps have found a cheaper moving company, but we could not have found a better one.

Gerry Salembier | 05/25/2021

 

Our cross-country move was made easier by Great Canadian Van Lines. Sara completed our virtual survey which was a dream and led to an accurate estimate. Our movers, Jaskaran, Yadwinder, and Talwinder’s professionalism and responsiveness were greatly appreciated. I was impressed with their speed and efficiency on both ends of our move. Thank you, Great Canadian Van Lines!

Abiola Agbayewa | 05/18/2020

 

Amazing from start to finish. Bach size 2nd floor apt. going from Vancouver to house in Winnipeg. Pickup was on time, took barely 1.5hrs. Delivery slightly earlier than estimated (awesome!), and they even got my giant heavy wardrobe in without much fuss, also barely over an hour. Very professional and pleasant to work with. Many thanks to Jaskaran, Yadwinder and Talwinder – great job!

Elaine Foster | 05/18/2021

 

Great Canadian Van Lines was recommended to us for a move from ******** to ***********. I can’t say enough about the great service they provided right from arranging an earlier pick up of our belongings than what was originally scheduled to being responsive on calls I made asking different questions. They even gave me the truck drivers cell phone number to keep in touch with him as he brought our product across the country and on arrival day. The crews were very polite, amiable and professional on all levels.

Wes Kehler | 05/18/2021

 

Best movers EVER!!! staff was amazing from the first phone call to last minute changes and price was great! No surprises and nothing but Excellent Service !

Kristian, Wade and Marie made my move a wonderful experience! 5/5

Genevieve Ridley | 05/17/2021

 

Good morning.  We received our goods Thursday, May 6 and I have the following comments concerning the service we received.

1.  I am so very impressed with the entire process – from my initial contact with Craig, to updates from GCVL dispatch (Kyle), to the excellent service provided by Bill Wilson and Kevin.
2.  In all honesty I have not been the recipient of such excellent customer service in a very long time.
3.  I truly regret not knowing the existence of GCVL for our initial move from Ontario to BC.
4.  Be assured I will have absolutely no hesitation, whatsoever, recommending your companies to friends, associates and anyone else that will listen to my praises.Thanks to one and all and keep up the good work!!!!! OUTSTANDING TEAM WORK!!!!I am planning to post reviews on your websites.Kind regards
 
Sue CampbellPS:  Please forward my email to relevant individuals

 

We moved across the country from BC to Ontario, and the team at Great Canadian Van Lines could not have made our process more seamless and stress free. Kathy D was integral in our planning process. She was kind, communicative and very understanding each time we made adjustments to our plan. She answered all our questions and more, made suggestions and went out of her way to make sure we were totally comfortable with everything. Our drivers Bill & Kevin made the experience that much better. They treated all of our things with care as if the items were their own, communicated with us on the drive and made our pick up at our final destination as easy as ever. Overall Great Canadian Van Lines exceeded our expectations and we would highly recommend and would definitely use them again.

Kailee Tobiaz | 04/22/2021

 

We recently moved with GCVL Ltd from Vancouver Island to Montreal. Initial Booking Process Sara was incredibly helpful and kind throughout the entire process (initial contact, sending us quotes, transparency about prices, getting back to us promptly and not pressuring us for services). Moving price was very reasonable! 6 Stars for Sara! Pick Up Movers were quick, professional, and on time for pick up on Vancouver Island. We called once to find out where the moving van was and received a response quickly. It took about 3 weeks for our items to arrive. Drop Off The reason I did not provide a 5 star rating was because the drop off was a bit complicated. The driver called 4 days ahead of time to let us know the day and time of drop off (two thumbs up for communicating to us this early). However, he confused the days and I was waiting around all day. He then told me he was coming the next day. He apologized and I could tell he felt really bad. However, In the end, the driver decided to drop off the items the same night (initially planned date). Moving van arrived around 7 pm. Originally it was supposed to be a shuttle van because the streets of Montreal are narrow (which would have cost us an extra $300). The driver wanted us to save the money and arrived in the full size moving truck, which barely fit in the street. It took them about 45 minutes to figure out how and where to park. It was a bit of a stressful situation. All my neighbors were moving their cars to help them find parking. But I must say the two movers where incredibly polite, friendly, willing to help, and wanted us to save some money (which I found was very kind of them). We double checked the inventory list 3 times to make sure everything was there. Some boxes were a bit ‘smooshed’ in the move – but this was a cross-Canada move and some casualties are to be expected. Nothing to my knowledge broke in the move. I would have given them 4.5 Stars – but half stars are not an option. Essentially just lost a star for some stress around arrival time and day and trying to get the moving truck to park somewhere. I would book with GCVL again.

Christina Gentile | 04/21/2021

 

We moved from Toronto to Vancouver and I am happy to say everything went very smooth and without any hiccups on this long haul move. Both the staff members we engaged with since the beginning and throughout the move were very professional and always answered all our questions. Kyle especially was very proactive, prompt and made us feel very confident that everything will go smooth, so thank you Kyle for that! We had a pleasant experience with our driver Harry who kept everything on schedule, we was quite accommodating of our requests and quite transparent about everything, which we appreciated. There were some slip ups during the move-out however. The mover crew didn’t lay carpets out before starting (we had to request later), and we ended up getting a carbon copy of the inventory which was barely legible and so it felt like paperwork was not given proper attention and got me a little concerned. But on the flip side, Harry and crew made up for it during the move-in and I was pleased that they did everything as expected. Items arrived undamaged and inventory process was thorough and not rushed. Short version : I would highly recommend Canadian van lines, they are an honest and professional group of people and great at what they do.

Damin Sing | 04/17/2021

 

Had a great experience with this company outstanding service l. The three workers Yaadvinder, Arshpreet, and Taran were very efficient productive and hardworking as well as very polite. Definitely recommend this company and it’s workers!

Jag S. | 04/08/2021

 

Working with Great Canadian Van Lines was a smooth experience. From booking to answering all my questions and doing the reservation, Kathy was extremely helpful and easy to talk to, she went through all the minor details with me to make sure there would be no surprise for anyone (things like making sure there would be enough room for the truck to park both at source and destination, avoiding extra charge if it wasn’t the case as they would need a shuttle on top of the trucks). My move was somewhat complex and Kathy helped with all the details, they also helped me book a car relocation through one of their business partners. The movers were here on time on both occasions (pick-up and delivery), extremely professional and efficient. This is the first time doing a long distance move that everything went so smoothly (I have done other long distance move before). All the furniture arrived in perfect condition and they made sure to make every piece of furniture ready to be moved. Overall a great experience and I would absolutely recommend them for anyone’s move.

Anthony P. | 04/01/2021

 

Very responsive company. All the staff are friendly and professional. Despite a delay in delivery, they made sure that the compensation was satisfactory. Also, no damage occurred to our belongings during the move from ON to BC. Definitely, recommend this company.

Milad Taghavivand | 03/24/2021

 

This is the second time we used GCVL for our long-distance moves and have no regrets at all. Sara and Emily were incredibly helpful and quick in responding. They also organized the transport for our two vehicles. All promises were met without any issues. The movers were not only on time but arrived early. The loading crew and the unloading crew were friendly and professional as well as hard working and fast. Very impressed! The driver, Wade, great guy! We highly recommend this company.

Geert Ehlers | 03/23/2021

 

Had them move me From Edmonton, AB to Delta, BC. Their responses were very quick and gave me all the details I needed to get the move done as painlessly as possible. Thier quote was pretty spot on. Transport only took a couple days. Loading and unloading was only a couple hours. They inventoried everything I had to make sure it all got here. This is the second time I’ve used them. I would use them again in the future for sure.

Brandon Stuckey | 03/12/2021

 

I had a perfect experience with GCVL. I compared dozens of companies, but they were eventually recommended by a family friend who has her own local moving company in Vancouver (but only does local moves). They were always very professional, quick to answer my emails and able to address any concerns I had. I was able to book them for the dates I needed, and the move was only a couple days long altogether. We had a two days window for delivery which was wonderful on my end in terms of organization. Items were packed carefully during pick up and all delivered without any damages recorded. I highly recommend this company. I will definitely hire them again if I were to move back to LA.

Pradeep Srivastava | 03/05/2021

 

I just moved from Ontario to southern Alberta using Great Canadian Van Lines. The experience was great. Once we got some logistical issues figured out, everything was smooth as could be. The driver, Amar, and his helper, Harsh, were very professional and communication was great. I was behind them driving in February over northern Ontario and Amar even gave me an update of the road conditions ahead on the most tricky leg of the trip! Their prices were better than anyone else and all communication was straightforward and pleasant. Thank you!

Vera Top | 02/26/2021

 

We recently moved from Ontario to BC and overall our experience with GCVL was very satisfied. Everything went smoothly from start to finish. The crew packed and wrapped our stuff professionally. Sarah help us to plan our moving and the final estimate she provided was the best, and she also respond us throughout our moving. I would highly recommend this company to anyone who need smooth and stress free moving. Specially Thanks to Sara and her crews for their excellent service. I also like to thanks the truck driver ( Yadwinder and Jaskaran) who dropped our house hold stuffs at our destination safely

Shahed Contractor | 02/13/2021

 

We just moved our household stuffs from BC to ON, and this is about 3rd or 4th time we used their service, ** *** *** ****** ****** and we’ve moved around happily **** *** for some years. Kathy is such a great help to plan and move. She really works hard to give the closest estimate she can possibly get and her estimates are quite close. I have been dealing with her few times now and even if the estimate is slightly more than the actual weight, I trust her enough not to worry about the company’s honesty. She tries hard to help out beyond her duty (Thanks Kathy!). My experience with Great Canadian Van was very good over all, and I don’t even contact other moving companies to compare any more when we need the service. The moving staffs have always been good and professional as well. They are the best!

Soon Lawrence | 02/02/2021

 

My experience with the Great Canadian Van Lines was nothing but smooth and convenient from day 1 — despite Covid. Asking for a quote was easy and efficient, and Sara definitely answered all my questions and ensured me that I had nothing to worry about. She was clear about what my expectations should be from pricing to preparation, to moving day, etc. Codie (the driver assigned to my account) was nothing but respectful, reassuring, helpful, and kept me informed even when I wasn’t asking for an update. He was not only helpful but extremely friendly and a delight to speak with. He and the team worked really quickly and took care of my belongings. They delivered my things from Brampton to Calgary, on time, and safely. Amazing service from Sara and Codie. I’d definitely love to hire them again if I ever needed to make a big move again. Thank you, Sara, Codie, and GCVL for a stress-free moving experience.

Rachel del Rosario | 01/30/2021

 

I have recently used this company for a cross-Canada move and I couldn’t be happier. Our furniture has been professionally packaged and padded, and arrived to destination several days before the expected date. Everything arrived without a scratch or a dent and the moving team followed Covid 19 protocols to the letter. Customer service has been great and accommodated every request, including a last minute change to the scheduled moving day. Special thanks to Sara, Emily and our driver Wade, you guys have been amazing! Overall, excellent service and I would not hesitate using their services again.

Gabriel Brana | 01/06/2021

 

Hi Sara and Emily,

You recently coordinated and carried out the move of my son from Toronto to Halifax. I couldn’t be more happy with the quality of all aspects of the move by Great Canadian Van Lines.
I believe I first contacted “Sara”, Great Canadian Van Lines on November 23, 2020 to obtain an estimated cost for moving my son’s household goods from Toronto to Halifax. Sara was back to me within the day with an estimate. A few emails back and forth to confirm the move and everything was finalized by November 26.

We were in a hurry to move our son to Halifax before Christmas. To our surprise Great Canadian Van Lines were able to pick up his goods on November 28. The driver that arrived to load the goods was very patient and friendly. The loading was very fast and efficient. We expected that the delivery to Halifax could take a week or more but I received a call in Halifax on the evening of November 30th from the driver reporting that he would be delivering the goods the next morning.

The goods arrived on December 1, 2020 in perfect condition and the unloading went as smooth as the loading. It was a pleasure to deal with everyone from Great Canadian Van Lines.

Thank you once again.

Regards

Michael Fleming | 12/30/2020

 

Great Canadian Van Lines did a great job of moving us from Toronto to Vernon BC. Their prices were also the best I could find for a long distance move. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a van line for a move.

Brian Herbst | 12/17/2020

 

I am very pleased with Great Canadian Van Lines. Kathy in the Surrey office was very thorough in her questions for me and I feel she went the extra mile to get my goods onto a truck from Vancouver to Toronto as quickly as possible. The driver was very polite and careful with the packing and unpacking. It was very reassuring to me that the driver was the one familiar face. There was no damage to anything shipped and everything arrived as it should. I can highly recommend Kathy, the driver and Great Canadian Van Lines.

Lee Merrick | 12/15/2020

 

Customer service was very helpful whenever I had a question. The mover was great and got everything packed up quickly and well protected. He also called to drop off a little early because he was passing through our community. Everything was in great condition, no damage.

Nicola Davies | 12/07/2020

 

This was our second move with Great Canadian Van Lines. This time we moved from Victoria, BC to Summerland, BC. The crews arrived as scheduled at both locations and were professional and courteous. No damage and both sites were left clean. Another great move!

George Jungmeisteris | 12/04/2020

 

I used this company for a cross-Canada move at the end of September 2020 and COULD NOT BE HAPPIER. It’s expensive, get over it. The thing that set this company apart was the communication and professionalism. They did not make me feel bad for asking questions, updated my quote several times, even contacted the storage unit on the other end to ensure they could deliver easily to the location. Oh – and as someone doing the drive alone I actually was really thankful that the driver of the truck took a few minutes to check in with me EVERY SINGLE DAY during the drive to ensure I reached my destination and was safe. It’s the little things that set something like a moving company apart…and this is certainly one that took EVERY small detail into consideration. THANK YOU SO MUCH! Made this move really easy and stress-free for me.

Amanda Relyea-Voss | 11/23/2020

 

Moving to a different province (during a pandemic no less) is extremely stressful, but GCVL took a huge weight off from Day 1. Promptly responding to inquiries immediately put me more at ease. I was on a tight timeline and they were able to make that work. Movers showed up on time and took time to carefully to wrap all my belongings. They arrived on the other side in perfect condition and were unloaded in a timely manner. Overall, I can’t recommend GCVL enough and I’m so happy I went with them. It was one less thing for me to have to worry about during this whole process.

Erinne Babcock | 11/19/2020

 

I was happy with my recent move from Canmore to Peterborough. The movers were careful and efficient both on pick up and delivery days. Nothing was lost and the experience was overall very positive. The movers were hard working as well as professional and deserve a round of applause in my opinion. I would use GCVLs in the future if needed and would highly recommend them to friends and family. Thank you.

Darren Barber | 11/19/2020

 

They made moving across the country a lot easier. Our advisor Kathy provided all the information and answered any questions we had. Their service was on time and arrived earlier in the delivery window they provided. The driver Amar kept in good communications so we knew exactly when they were going to arrive.

Justin Davis | 11/19/2020

 

Extremely good moving company. Everything was perfect. The crews was wonderful, respectful and fast. The estimated cost was more expensive that the real price !! I recommend this company to everyone who need an amazing moving. We moved from BC to NB. The driver called 3 days before arriving and he arrived 5 days before the expected date.

Kathy Dion | 11/18/2020

 

Utilized GCVL for a move from Toronto to Vancouver. Sara was my relocation consultant and she was quick to respond to any of my questions. I appreciated the detailed quote that took everything into consideration including having to use a smaller truck in Toronto due to more limited access. The crews on both ends communicated regularly, were on time, efficient and polite. Partway through the move, I needed to add storage to delay my delivery date for home renos and it was handled quickly and professionally. Despite multiple transfers of items, everything arrived intact! Would happily use their services again if I need to do a long distance move!

Kirsten Niles | 11/15/2020

 

We moved from Ottawa, Ontario to Vancouver, BC. They provided an excellent service. Sara and her team are very professional and answers all my queries promptly. They moved 3 bedroom stuff and delivered with no damage. The delivery was done a day ahead of scheduled delivery. The service provided is beyond my imagination. I paid for storage also until I get my house in Vancouver. They surprised me when I receive call that they will refund storage amount because they did not us storage and kept stuff in truck itself. Extremely highly recommended

Pradeep Srivastava | 11/14/2020

 

We are very happy with the service that GCVL provided. Sara – the relocation consultant, is very responsive and had answered all the questions/concerns. Wade – the mover/truck driver, is very professional. Overall, I’m glad we picked GCVL and definitely recommend to my friends.

Nina Feng | 11/11/2020

 

I am writing to express my absolute joy at having chosen your company to move my daughter home to Edmonton from Ottawa.  When I initially started looking into what was involved in a cross country move, I heard from many people about awful experiences encountered that included overpricing, broken belongings, refusal to unload until extra costs were paid, and the list went on.  I was worried that I may become stuck in a similar situation, but my greatest focus turned to getting my daughter home safely during this pandemic.

I spoke to a number of moving companies, and what I found most intimidating was the huge variation in cost.  I accidentally stumbled upon the phone number for Great Canadian Van Lines.  My first call to your company was answered by Kathy Dorland, and I knew after that phone conversation with her that I was going to be using our company to facilitate this move.  That is where I became a loyal customer and forever Great Canadian Van Lines will be on the tip of my tongue if ever asked for the name of a great moving company.

This initial contact with Kathy had been months prior to the move, as I was not able to give a specific moving date,  but then Covid19 put a different spin on my timeframe.  Needless to say, every time I contacted Kathy, I had a million questions which she answered in a way that always put me at ease.  Once we pinned down a ‘near date’, Kathy orchestrated getting the wheels in motion for the upcoming move, and I did not make it easy or simple.  Kathy accommodated many changed moving dates, dealt with the dynamics of additional furniture purchased over the months after our first contact until I actually confirmed the booking, and stayed in touch with me continually until the finish.

You do have to know that it was because of Kathy that I chose Great Canadian Van Lines.  She was the absolute best on that first day, and I recognized very early on that this was not the “let’s be nice to hook her in”, but rather this was exactly her personality.  She obviously takes pride in her work and is willing to go the extra mile to ensure a stress free, successful end result.  That is how she was right through to the final day when the moving van pulled up to my home in Edmonton with my daughter’s belongings, all without even a scratch!  It is pretty obvious that this is who Kathy is – honest, knowledgeable, professional, empathetic, and very much on top of knowing what a satisfied customer means to your company.  She is a phenomenal ambassador for Great Canadian Van Lines.  She made me feel that my needs were very important and that I was truly a valued customer.  Each and every time I contacted her, even when she didn’t hear from me for a few months, she treated me this way, and this was even before she knew she had cinched my business.

Everything worked out just as she said.  She knew where a shuttle would be required, and knew exactly what I meant when I tried to describe the pieces of furniture for the inventory.  I cannot stress enough how she was able to take what I saw as an extremely stressful time in my life and bring me a welcoming sense of calm.  She assured me the people she worked with, those that I would come into contact with during this move, were extremely professional and would take care of my daughter’s and my needs exactly as promised.  You know, she was right!  My daughter flew back to Ottawa to pack up her suite.  She contacted me after the movers had left and told me they were so professional and were on task the entire time, and told her what she needed to know (ie, how the couch legs were tucked inside the couch, “here’s the light bulb for the lamp – keep it safe”).  As Kathy said would happen, I would be given a “heads up” when the truck was a few days away, and as Kathy said, “Peter is the best there is”, and he was!  Again, the furniture was unloaded, absolutely no damage, not even a scratch, and Peter finalized our move with the exact professionalism that Kathy said would happen.  The fact that she had such faith in her colleagues gave me a very clear indication that this woman also knows that it’s the TEAM (remember … no ‘I’ in Team) that makes the really effective work happen.

I tried to do a Google review, but discovered I am totally inept with that technology, but did want to express my sincere gratitude to Great Canadian Van Lines for a seamless move, but especially express my sincere gratitude to Kathy Dorland.  If I had not encountered her, I likely would have just moved on to calling the next moving company, and the next one after that.  Please ensure Kathy knows how much her personability has impressed me.  Employees like this are one in a million!

Most sincerely,

Toni Wilson | 10/26/2020

 

During my initial research for moving across Canada, I got three quotes from different companies. GCVL were very responsive and had a slightly better price than the others I was comparing. A friend had also used them in the past without issue, so I decided to go with them. Sara, the “Relocation Consultant” who I helped get my quote and answer any questions I had before and during the move, was very responsive and easy to communicate with. She addressed any questions or concerns I had regarding fees for certain items on my quote. Both my move out experience and move in experience were excellent. The move out team was on-time, very efficient, and wrapped everything to protect it. The move out team was similarly efficient and had a system to check that each item was accounted for before leaving. There was some very minor dents/scratches on a few pieces of furniture, but not something you would notice unless you were looking for it and it didn’t bother me. If it was a more expensive piece of furniture I might have been more concerned. Overall, I would recommend GCVL based on my experience for moving across Canada.

Josh Conley | 10/22/2020

 

We recently moved from Toronto to Victoria. I cannot express enough appreciation to the team, from beginning to end, who made a stressful complicated move seem effortless. Special thanks to EMILY, Dispatch Specialist, who constantly stayed in touch. And AMAR, and his team, who picked up and delivered. WOW. Amazing skill at organizing and estimating the space on a truck. Great, respectful, care was taken with our furniture and many fragile items. I had done a lot of research before choosing Great Canadian Van Lines. Couldn’t be happier with their price and the personal service.

Mary Proulx | 10/20/2020

 

In the industry that my wife and I both work we move a lot. Over the past 3 years we’ve moved on average 2 twice/year. We have dealt with several moving companies and I can honestly say that Great Canadian Van Lines is second to none. From the first call all the way to move day. The experience was very smooth and extremely professional. Take the stress out of your next move and call great Canadian Van Lines.

Andrew MacNeill | 10/20/2020

 

Recently moved from Vancouver to Toronto. Peter And crew were great on both sides. No detail missed. Would certainly use them again.

Barry Muir | 10/19/2020

 

We recently used this company to move our parents across the country, and then this week used them ourselves to move. In both cases, the movers were extremely professional, timely, and the goods arrived on time and in perfect condition. We also appreciated that an6 questions about the process were answered very quickly and thoroughly. All in all, a great experience and I’d highly recommend this company.

Alyson Kennedy | 10/17/2020

 

We had a wonderful experience with our cross country move from BC to Ontario during the Covid 19 pandemic situation. All this starting with Kathy D****** patiently answering all our questions, a great moving rate, great communication and an exemplary moving day experience. The driver Amar and his team did an awesome job with arriving on time, meticulously blanket wrapping our furniture and being so efficient with everything that everything was done in a breeze. We didn’t have even a single glass broken and everything was packed and arrived in perfect condition. I will certainly recommend GCVL to anyone who wants to move. Thank you GCVL for an amazing experience.

Lavanya Suresh | 10/01/2020

 

This was the best choice I could have ever made for my move from Vancouver to Toronto Kathy Dorland was very responsive with my booking needs and answered all my questions very promptly. The driver Sean and his coworker were the most amazing movers, they were an amazing team. The communication was excellent, and that made me feel reassured about everything. He came prepared with tons of blankets and took great care to wrap all our furniture properly. They were fast and efficient, and I felt at ease that our stuff would be well taken care of.

Jose Jaramillo | 09/21/2020

 

I was very impressed with Codie B*****, who moved my daughter’s household goods from Vancouver to Halifax. He went over and above the call of duty in his service, and ensured she received her things well ahead of schedule and at an hour that suited her. He is top notch!

Brenda Clairo | 09/15/2020

 

This was a major move for us and after careful consideration, we chose Great Canadian Van Lines to move us from B.C to Ontario during the height of COVID-19. We needed to ship two cars as well, which Great Canadian Van Lines organized for us with Livingston Transportation which also gets an honourable mention here. GCVL organized 4 men to look after our move out and 4 men to move us into our new home. The one constant individual was the driver Sean, the leader who not only did the drive across the country but was tasked with disassembling and reassembling our expensive Martix Elliptical machine (which we paid for in advance). My one recommendation to GCVL would be to make sure that this individual was qualified to do this. As it turned out, Sean wasn’t able to successfully reassemble our machine, so we had to organize another company to do this. GCVL took full responsibility for the error and quickly reimbursed me in full for the additional work done. Back to the move in. It was a scorching hot day in July and everyone powered through it graciously. A special mention and thanks goes to Sean who has an amazing work ethic! GCVL actually went out of their way to get our delivery date shifted two days earlier which was amazing! So yes, we highly recommend GCVL for anyone needing a long-haul move. Considering the pandemic, our move was stress-free and on time with NO Damage.

Colin Forrest | 09/12/2020

 

We used Great Canadian Van Lines for our move from B.C. to Ontario this spring 2020. They were very professional and responsive to all of our inquiries, and provided a detailed breakdown of all the costs so there were no surprises. The moving crew worked quickly and carefully with our belongings. Even though our move took place during the early stages of the pandemic, there were no delays with shipping. We would definitely use this company again and recommend them to others.

Jillian Haydicky | 09/05/2020

 

Recently moved from Montreal to Vancouver in the summer 2020. First off, the guys in Montreal were phenomenal, they were a subcontracted **** ****/North American crew. Good first impression, nice wrapping jobs etc. The GCVL delivery crew was good too, very careful, didn’t scratch a thing, got in touch with us in plenty of time to schedule the drop off. Overall, I would say that this company is a great option compared to the big van lines. Just be clear that you want to know all the potential additional costs up front: elevator fees, shuttle/pickup/drop fees, fuel fees, and weighing fees, etc. and be clear that you want to know the weight the day you load. They have no problem giving you this information and detail in the quote, but you have to know what to ask. I think this company has been in business a long time (30 years?) and they seem quite honest. Point is, if you are reading this review and wondering if you should go with them or not, I have moved back and forth across Canada many times, and this was the best, most straightforward experience I have had. I will use them them again in the future without question.

Paxton Smith | 08/28/2020

 

We recently used GCVL for our move from Red Deer, AB to Kentville, NS. Sara and her team were great! They answered our questions and kept us well informed throughout the whole process. The moving crews at both ends were very professional and efficient. Our belongings were handled with care and arrived on time. Only one item was damaged during the move, but GCVL did not hesitate to reimburse us for the damaged item. Overall the move went smoothly and I would highly recommend this company!

Kayla Dicks | 08/22/2020

 

I recently moved across the country with Great Canadian Van Lines. Communications was great, as they realize most of us don’t move an entire household of stuff often. They did a great job, I highly recommend their services.

Sherwin Shao | 08/18/2020

 

Our experience with Great Canadian Van Lines Ltd. was excellent from start to finish. The team was knowledgeable and professional and exceptionally quick to respond to any query we had. Special thanks to Sara and Emily (and the local vendors!) for all their help in making the process a smooth one!

Rechelle Effendy | 08/17/2020

 

Great Canadian Van Lines did an outstanding provincial move for us. We moved from Calgary to Kelowna and the service they performed was beyond amazing! We ended up using them twice as our first house purchase fell through at the last minute and the movers had to bring back our furniture; but when the second and final move happened, the movers did another fantastic job! Highly recommend this business for your next move.

Wendi Moore | 08/12/2020

 

The crew at both ends were very sociable, respectful and hard working. Everything was wrapped perfectly and handled with care. The crew leader, Wade, was great and would highly recommend him. This made our move a lot less stressful and it was nice knowing it was done with capable hands.

Shawna Hasz | 08/10/2020

 

Before moving I thoroughly researched all the moving options at my disposal. Great Canadian Van Lines were the most reliable during my initial contact with them, and were very flexible towards my need to interact by email. The price was very reasonable and the difference between the estimate and the final cost was not much, as I had many heavy small boxes of books. The driver and movers were all professional and completed both the load up and load off very quickly. I highly recommend this company, as the pandemic started partway through this process and they made a stressful move as smooth as possible.

Sarah Low-Pike | 08/06/2020

 

We had a great experience with Great Canadian Van Lines. It was our first time using a professional moving company, and we were moving from Ottawa to Calgary, so we had many questions about the process and Sara and the team answered all of them thoroughly. Ken and Dave handled our furniture with care and nothing was broken or scratched! Given the elevator in our new building needed to be booked in advance, they were very accommodating, giving us an approximate window for us to book the elevator for, then making sure to arrive at the small window. Also, after we noticed a small scratch on our wood floors, Great Canadian Van Lines was quick to reimburse us for the cost of the repair. We highly recommend this company – great service!

Joel Tellerico | 08/02/2020

 

Great customer service in coordinating my move from QC to SK. The consultant Sarah was helpful and super responsive to my many questions and concerns. The estimate she provided was much closer to the actual weight and cost than the ones I got from other companies (which is key, you don’t want to end up with a surprise extra $1000 when the truck gets weighed). Movers did a fine job, everything arrived intact, undamaged and on time. Overall a very good experience and good company- they stand out in an industry that can be sketchy and/or super expensive.

Marika Hunter | 07/28/2020

 

Recently did a move from Vancouver Island to Nova Scotia. Was a little nervous about sending our things on such a long trip, tried to find a way to do it ourselves or rent a POD because I had heard such bad stories about long moves and how things get broken or lost. But because of Covid we ended up chosing Great Canadian Van lines, partly because they’re Canadian but also I had read some good things about them. They were a little pricier than the low end movers but for such a long move we thought we’d better pay, and hope for the best. On move day they showed up a couple of hours late, hmmm I wondered, but to be fair they had to get the ferry across from Vancouver to the Island, and we were in the middle of the Covid epidemic and ferry’s were running at half capacity. But regardless, I called the office and they told me they were on the way and gave me the number of the driver if I wanted to call, which I finally did and they were right close by. The movers were great, friendly and respectful and they tagged every item with a color coded tag so that nothing would get lost or mixed with anybody else’s things. The same lead driver showed up at the other end, I was surprised, thought they would change drivers for such a long move. They showed up on time, unloaded everything without incident and even took many things up to the 3rd floor without complaint. So the move went very well, and one of the other things that was really appreciated was the quick communication from the office whenever I had a question or issue or concern. They were really on the ball and it made a huge difference in making the move as stress free as possible. Hope this helps someone, I would definitely use them again!

Peter Tschipper | 07/28/2020

 

I recently relocated to my family’s organic farm….***** ********* ** **** ***** ***** ****** *** * ******* ** **** ****. Huge thanks to Amar and Great Canadian Van Lines for the excellent service, communication and support. Special thanks to Amar, who loaded my ******** Grand Piano and brought it safely to its new home. Everything arrived in perfect condition and the entire move was very low-stress thanks to the excellent service. ****** *******

Rachel Andrist | 07/27/2020

 

Hi Sara,

Thanks so much for your message. I’ve been meaning to send a note to thank you for all your assistance and guidance.  I really appreciate all the helpful information you provided for all my questions. Also, I want to thank Emily and Kyle for their very helpful assistance.
 
I’m pleased to write a review regarding the steps the moving process.  I sincerely appreciated the special care that Maxim and the team took with all my belongings. Maxim was well organized and he and all team members were efficient and skilled.
 
I’ve provided very positive feedback to my friends here in Fredericton in case they hear of anyone who may be looking for a moving company. I’ll let you know when I complete the review.
 
Take care Sara and keep well.
 
Debbie | 07/27/2020

 

Great Canadian Van Lines was the best choice I could have ever made for my move from Toronto to Saskatoon! Sara was very responsive with my booking needs, and answered all my questions very promptly. I felt well prepared before the move, and knew what to expect. Amar Sihu and Jazzy were the most amazing movers ever. I have heard so many horror stories about bad movers, but they were an amazing team. Amar did a great job communicating when he would arrive for both the pickup and drop-off, and he even responded to a last minute request for additional mattress bags. He called me when he was a day away, and even called to let me know he was just 45 minutes late coming in. The communication was excellent, and that made me feel reassured about everything. He came prepared with tons of blankets and took great care to wrap all our furniture properly. They were fast and efficient, and I felt at ease that our stuff would be well taken care of. The most amazing part was that they arrived from Toronto to Saskatoon in 4 days!! They were equally professional and speedy in unloading our furniture into the right rooms, and even helped to put the large furniture back together again. I cannot emphasize how great of a moving experience it was with Amar and Jazzy, and I have personally told everyone I know to book with them for their move. 5 star move for sure!

Lei Xia | 07/06/2020

 

I would just like to compliment the gentlemen that moved me on Tues. They were lead by Amar. These guys were professional and very pleasant. I was exhausted just watching them. These guys get 5 stars from me and I would definitely recommend their services. Lovely men.

Brenda-Lee Irwin | 05/29/2020

 

Hello Sara

Just wanted to let you know that our experience with GCVL was first class.  The loading at our old home was well organized, happened quickly and the guys were very careful.  Sean wrapped everything that had to be wrapped with lots of blankest and packing tape and let us know that he would be the cross Canada driver and responsible for unloading at our new home.
 
The delivery date was as scheduled and Sean, Mike and Jay did a great job unloading our furniture and boxes.
 
We knew that that the stuff being moved had too be unloaded from the shuttle truck into a large trailer for the cross Canada drive and reloaded onto a shuttle truck for delivery.  Despite this offloading and loading we have not found any damage to report.
 
You may use our comments above as customer reference. Thanks.
 
Robin & Joanne | 05/29/2020

 

Great Canadian Van Lines are just that!! This was the smoothest, most organized move I have ever experienced! From the initial stages right through to move-in, everything was handled professionally, respectfully and efficiently. We cannot thank GCVL and their moving team for an excellent move! We would highly recommend this company to anyone looking for a moving company.

Mary Hamilton | 05/21/2020

 

An excellent experience. Lana (the administrator) updated us regularly with clear, step-by-step information on all processes and fees/payments, and Wade and his team (the movers) were professional, courteous, careful and efficient. It was a stress-free move and it all went smoothly. Thanks very much; I’m happy to recommend GCVL.

Peter Pallota | 05/18/2020

 

Kathy Dorland made my move a very relaxed experience from beginning to end.

Thank you again Great Canadian Van Lines Limited.

Alma Ostler | 05/16/2020

 

Hello Emily

Thanks for your info. Please refer to my comments as below:
 
Great Canadian Van Lines was referred and recommended by my aunt who has used them in the past. My experience with Great Canadian Van Lines for my move from Vancouver to Toronto has been excellent. The price is considered reasonable. Emily provided exceptional customer service, followed up and respond to all my inquiries in a timely fashion. Wade, the driver and his helpers packed our goods professionally with a detailed packing list provided. The shipment has arrived according to schedule with no delay. There was no damage at all for all our goods. I will recommend and will use them again for my next local move.
Raymond Lo | 05/15/2020

 

The sales rep, Sara, did a great job answering all of my questions quickly and completely. We were moving from NS to BC for my wife’s job. The pandemic went into full effect after we planned the move and we were worried about alot of different aspects of the move. Sara put our mind to rest about our stuff being picked up and delivered . We have small kids so furniture and toys are incredibly important for isolating after the move. I will use this company if we move again for sure.

Andrew Thompson | 05/05/2020

 

Great service moving from Saskatchewan to Ontario. Thanks for making the move easy. Everything arrived safe and sound. Highly recommend this moving company.

Beverly Greenwood | 04/29/2020

 

Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

I was very impressed with the service Sean and the organizing team provided for my cross-country move. I had to change dates a number of times to coordinate with my condo building and they were able to be flexible to support the changes. The moving team went above and beyond to help move things I couldn’t carry, arrived early, and kept me updated through the process. Everything arrived in one piece, there was nothing broken, The initial quote was accurate with no hidden expenses or repricing after the fact. I would definitely recommend.

Julia Nugent | 04/08/20

 

I used Great Canadian Van Lines on my recent move from Ontario to Quebec and everything went really well. I had quite a few questions up front and Kathy walked me through everything and I felt very assured. The scheduling and process to list inventory was smooth. The movers took great care with my things and nothing was damaged. They protected every item with padding and blankets. There were no delays in timing. I would definitely hire Great Canadian Van Lines again, should I ever have a need for a move.

Denise Hotze | 04/08/2020

 

We had great service moved from edmonton to Ontario, and we are so happy everything was picked up and delivered on time , nothing broken , if you are moving and want professional service use them.

Mary Meilo | 03/15/2020

 

I have used GCV twice to get from British Columbia to Toronto and back. Both times I worked with Sara Engelsman and cant say enough about her service and assistance throughout the move. Their prices are also highly competitive in comparison to the other big moving companies. I would highly recommend using GCV and Sara if you are planning long distance travel.

Wil Pointon | 03/12/2020

 

Great service from beginning to end. The consultant I worked with was patient and understanding, helping me figure out my packing list, price, parking, etc. for my move from Ontario to Alberta. In the end, the estimate I had was accurate, and the bill of lading detailed. The movers themselves were nice and took excellent care in the moving and wrapping of my things. One of the dining chairs had a minor break which was fixed on-site and is no longer visible. I definitely recommend GCVL to anyone needing to do a long-distance move and wanting it to be as stress-free as possible.

Luisa Schleiicher | 02/25/2020

 

From start to finish, I was extremely pleased with my moving experience with GCVL from Alberta to Ontario. I did a ton of research before deciding to go with this company, and I definitely made the right choice. The office staff were responsive and helpful with all my questions. The movers communicated clearly with me, were kind and courteous, and took great care with my items. On top of this, it was the best price I found among several companies I received quotes from, and my final bill of lading was accurate to the quote. Thanks GCVL!

Julia Buckingham | 02/14/2020

 

We had a great experience in having our household packed up, stored and moved across the country. The movers were very efficient and took great care with our household belongings. Everyone we encountered involved with arranging, storing and moving our belongings were super nice. Customer service is excellent and any inquiries we had were answered in a speedy and most satisfactory manner. The delivery driver was efficient and friendly. We chose to pack everything ourselves and fortunately we did it well as nothing arrived broken. Overall, I can say we had a great experience with Great Canadian Van Lines.

Maureena Jordan | 01/10/2020

 

Great Canadian Van Lines was a great company to work with for my move from Edmonton to Toronto in December. From booking through final delivery everything went smoothly. The moving crew arrived on time and were efficient. Upon final delivery, they arrived within the specified date range, provided ample notice of the expected drop off time, and everything arrived in great condition. Would use them again for another move in the future.

Paige Tocher | 01/10/2020

 

The circumstances around my move were unpleasant but Sara and Daniel (my driver) at Great Canadian Van Lines took the stress out of the move from BC to QC. I can’t say enough great things about them. They were organized, friendly, professional,on time and took great care of my stuff. Not a single piece arrived damaged. Wouldn’t hesitate to use them again or recommend them to a friend.

Robin Walden | 01/10/2020

 

My family and I recently moved from Toronto to Calgary and we were looking for a reputable moving company to help transport our belongings. I searched online and found the Great Canadian Van Lines as being the top on the list in ratings and customer satisfaction. I reached out for a quotation and Sara responded promptly to help me understand the cost and the pick-up date booking reservation. She was very helpful and having email exchanges with her helped answer all my questions. The moving experience was exceptional as well. The drivers were very courteous and punctual and I would say that they took good care of our belongings. They reviewed the list with us and helped us organize our things when it got here in Calgary. I would highly recommend the services of GCVL.

Jackie Ponce | 24/12/2019

 

Most professional move at reasonable rate. I had a sofa, chair and a few boxes to move from one city in the east to a city in west. They were quick to give me a quote, set up pick up and delivery times. Called to give me updates. About 30% less than other professional moving companies.

Cynthia Jane Owen | 23/12/2019

 

Hi and happy holidays to you!

I have been remiss in not emailing you sooner. I am finally getting settled and finding the time to complete some correspondence.

Let me start off by thanking you, Lana and Kathy, for your deft handling of my moving arrangements. Kathy, as I expect you are told often, you were a patient port in the tumultuous storm of my preparation for a move across country. Likewise, Lana, your efficiency made our every interaction easy. Thank you both. Great Canadian is lucky to have you.

Equally impressive was the person doing the actual move. I cannot day enough good things about Daniel. Throughout the move process, he was the consummate professional: he coordinated the move, collected my new sofa from a downtown Vancouver salesroom, adapted the schedule at the very last minute to accommodate the outrageous demands of the sellers of my new home. He did all of this and more in the friendly and kind fashion I now realize is his signature.

En route, a surprisingly violent early winter storm shut down the TransCanada highway and all other highways in Manitoba and took out its share of big rigs — I saw these littering the highway once I was allowed through. Despite this rather substantial wrench in the plan, Daniel took the time to communicate and to assure me that he had managed to keep himself and my belongings safe and sound.

When the day came for the actual delivery, Daniel’s local help did not arrive, so Daniel off loaded my belongings entirely solo! Wow.

Later, while unpacking, I realized that, somewhere in the midst of the move, a pedal had fallen off my bike. I texted this to Daniel, who replied apologizing for not communicating earlier that he had found the pedal while returning another’s move to Vancouver. He was in the prairies at that point but had already planned a date to drop by my new home to return the pedal. Which he did on time and with a smile, of course.

Whatever I asked of him or life threw at him, he always was thoughtful, empathetic and kind. What a good man.

Incredible service! Daniel deserves a raise, I’d say 🙂

All in all, I am very grateful to you all. I wish you continued success in the new year and all the joy of the season.

Feel free to forward this to Daniel and/or share it with the public.

All the best,

Diane Major | 22/12/2019
 
 
Good Morning
 
To whom this may concern
 
My name is Donovan Arnaud and I and my family moved recently from North Grenville ON to Strathmore Alberta. The sevices of your company, the Great Canadian Van Lines arranged and carried out the move.
This email is intended to reflect on the outstanding services provided by the driver and supervisor of the move, Mr Amar Nijaaar.
As a former member of the Canadian Armed Forces, I have had many moves over the years and I recognize and appreciate leadership skill and organizational abilities when I see them.  Amar possesses both of those qualities in abundance.
The move from end to end was perfectly planned and executed.  A truly excellent performance. My sincere thanks and appreciation to Amar and your services.
 
Please convey my deep appreciation to Amar
 
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas
 
Sincerely
 
Donovan A. | 16/12/2019

 

I recently moved from Vancouver to Calgary and I used Great Canadian Van Lines’ services. The whole experience was great and the staff was very friendly and helpful. They carefully wrapped our furniture with blankets in order to protect them during the move. They also kept us well informed when they were on the way and were about to arrive so that we can be prepared in our home at the destination. All these made the move very smooth without any hassle. We appreciate GCVL’s assistance and would definitely recommend their services to anyone who needs to move long-distance. Thank you very much!!

Anfer Chang | 13/12/2019

 

We recently used their services for our move from Toronto to Vancouver. It was a seamless experience from start to finish! Every person we were in contact with was prompt and polite. Our things arrived on time and in great condition. Will definitely recommend Great Canadian Van Lines!

Sara C. | 13/12/2019

 

I recently organized a move for my father from BC to Manitoba and I was very happy with the service. The movers came in and took great care in wrapping items for the move. They were very organized and friendly. The items arrived to the destination in great condition and there were no issues. The estimate was good and there were no surprises in the final bill. I would have no hesitation calling them again if I ever have a cross province move to make again.

Jim Harvey | 11/12/2019

 

I recommend everyone use GCVL for all of your moves. Every point of contact is 100% customer service and attention to detail. Kathy and Lana in the offices were always letting me know what was happening and when. Wade, the driver, is incredible. **** ****** ** ** *** *** ** ********* ** ******* ** **** *** *** ****** **** *** **** * have used other carriers and everything was broken and zero customer service. GCVL is simply in a class of their own. Excellent rates, amazing contact throughout the move and always making sure the customer is looked after. Everything is carefully wrapped and taken apart and set up again. I almost never write a review but I hope everyone in Canada does their homework and sees this posting. Most people only post to complain. If you read the other reviews for GCVL, they say the same thing I do. Calling GCVL is a no brainer. Do not even compare as you will not find another company that cares more about their customers. ****

David Gillan | 11/12/2019

 

From the initial estimates and the initial loading this was a positive experience. I felt my concerns and worries were addressed professionally. My goods arrived in the time period promised and the unloading was handled well and courteously. I packed myself and in the end only three pieces of glassware were broken out of a 5200lb shipment. I would highly recommend Great Canadian! ( and the weight estimate was out by 27 lbs.!! – the final weight is only known once the truck is loaded).

Jill Relyea | 4/12/2019

 

Great service! Moved to Montreal and was very pleased with the helpful and communicative service and assistance. The price I was quoted at was very accurate to the price I paid after the move. The packing service was an exceptional and surprisingly smooth process. I could not have been happier! Amazing customer service and responsiveness is hard to come by these days.

Sandeep Kumara | 3/12/2019

 

This is the second time I’ve used Great Canadian Van Lines for a cross country move. The first time was Vancouver to Toronto five and a half years ago and the second time was Toronto to Summerland, BC just a couple of weeks ago. I have no negative comments about the moves, in fact the office staff (Sara) and the long haul driver (Wade) could not have been more professional. It is extremely stressful packing up everything and shipping it across the country but Sara and Wade made it so much easier to deal with everything. The whole loading in Toronto took just under three hours and the local guys working with Wade were careful, efficient and friendly. My stuff arrived within the date range I was given and nothing was damaged or lost. The inventory check list went smoothly so there is really nothing to complain about. I give these guys 5 stars because they are worth every penny. I wouldn’t hesitate to use GCVL again (if I’m foolish enough to move back to Ontario!!) and I certainly recommend them to anyone making a long haul move across the country or even across the city. Thanks guys!!!

Sharon H | 16/10/2019

 

I recently moved an entire household from Vancouver to Toronto. Mark was amazing from the get go. Continuously helpful, available, kind and prompt. It was quite a last minute move, which he worked tirelessly to help me execute. The crew were kind, prompt courteous and took care of my belongings as thought they were their own. I cannot recommend this company more highly. and when I read through the complaints below? my first thought is do your due diligence people. This company will bend over backwards to help you. Including driving to downtown Toronto on a Friday evening in rush hour to deliver your goods because that’s all you can get last minute. Five stars and then some.

Sharon G | 16/10/2019

 

I used GCVL in 2018 and in 2019. I was very pleased with their service. This year I added the packing service as well and was very surprised at how efficient and fast they were and how well packed everything was. I wouldn’t use any other company for a long-distance move. Great service and great price!

Joanne C | 21/10/2019

 

Best moving company I have used, ever! I did a long-distance moving and there were no damages to my belongings, nor any issues with the company. Very polite and trained staff. I would definitely recommend this company for those who doesn’t want headaches in the process.

Fabio Bittencourt

 

I have done 2 cross-country moves (Vancouver-Montreal, Montreal-Calgary) with GCVL and have nothing but good things to say about them. We have dealt with Mark, Kyle, and other employees from the offices and everyone was always polite, accommodating, and thorough. The movers and drivers were always courteous, careful with our stuff, organized, clean, and highly efficient. Both of our moves arrived as scheduled. On the last move, one of the guys even helped my mom shovel the snow off the driveway to the house! The price felt fair and it was up-front from the beginning. It of course is up to you to give them all the information they need to quote as close to the final bill as possible. The fees were clearly explained, there were no hidden fees, and payment couldn’t be easier to make on their platform. Highly, highly recommended!

Oriana Garcia

 

The staff at all points of entry – from the booking to the delivery guys were fabulous to work with. The furniture arrived on time and cost less than originally estimated. I would definitely recommend Great Canadian Van Lines for long distance moves within Canada. The staff helped make a stressful experience much more pleasant. Thank you.

Trisha Estabrooks

 

All the guys who loaded and unloaded my stuff, everyone was amazing. It went so smooth. Jane in CS was easy to work with as well. Thanks to everyone.

Shauna in Delta

 

Sara was our moving rep and she was lovely. I had a lot of concerns about our stuff and she was so reassuring. The guys who arrived on moving day were helpful and professional. Once everything was loaded GCVL kept in touch with us every couple of days as to our delivery updates. And then everything arrived in perfect order and the guys who unloaded on the other end were great. Start to finish a GREAT experience.

Erin in Toronto

 

GCVL Rep. Sara and staff at HQ Lana and Emily and Jane were extremely helpful and answered all my many many questions! I have never organized a move like this before. All staff were easy to reach and responded quickly–usually same day. Moving crew, Jai, and assistant were very patient and careful. All of my furniture was wrapped and taped in blankets. Arrival date was sooner than expected. Jai and assistant were thorough and did not leave until all questions answered and inventory checked. They helped place boxes and furniture where I needed them. Very professional organized company!!

ELIZABETH in London

 

We moved from Surrey to Prince George and Great Canadian Van lines did a great job. They were on top of things in terms of communication, did everything they could for us to accommodate our timing and needs (even as things changed), their crew was professional and fast, and we received all of our goods undamaged. I would definitely recommend this company.

Moved from Surrey to Prince George

 

This is a very reliable company and very professional. After researching several moving companies, I decided to use this company. The estimate was based on weight, and again I was advised that if the weight was over then the cost would be more. I was emailed and contacted on several occasions with regards to the cost. Everything was clearly explained. When the driver Cole arrived at my residence, not only was he professional, he was careful to pack the belongings that were not in boxes and carefully made sure that everything was packed properly. Cole and his helper were very considerate of my belongings and after my belongings were on the truck, he took a picture to show me. My belongings arrived and I have pretty much unpacked, and so far not one thing is broken, and no scratches on any furniture. I also received my final weight and I was under, this company did not hesitate to refund the difference. I would definitely recommend this company and its driver Cole to anyone that is considering a long-distance move. With all the bad moving companies out there, this one has truly been a success

Moving From Victoria BC To London Ontario
 
 
First of all Juvia in Vancouver (Sorry for the misspelling of her name )was so helpful and efficient on the phone and with further correspondence in emails. Second of all the great guys both shipping from Vancouver and then the guys who unloaded were super. Efficient courteous, clean and so helpful. The one fellow who was the driver & mover from Edmonton was super I knew when he was coming and we got the stuff all delivered, on time and in great shape. It wasn’t a big job just $1500.00 but they were loading stuff from my Mom’s place in North Vancouver, as she had passed away and bringing to my house and my daughters also in Calgary. Stuff that was precious to us. You should be proud of these workers, please pass these good wishes to them.
Maureen Mainwood a very happy customer.

 

I want to let you know how much I appreciate your help, patience and friendly service throughout this stressful move from Toronto to Vancouver.

I also want to let you know that all my belongings were delivered with great care by Mark and Justin. Justin was very kind and even offered to help to move some other stuff for me. Also the driver, and the crew in Toronto did a great job.

Please pass on the compliments.

I wish you a merry Xmas and a very happy new year.

Chay K.

 

I am taking a bit of time now to let you know how pleased we were with the service that your Company provided from end to end, doorstep from our Condo in Toronto to our home in Vancouver. Your mover, Mr Daniel Lapierre and his crew were very professional, efficient and friendly at all times. Hard to imagine how high-pressured individuals like them could be whistling and be so cheerful in their jobs, chatting with us between brief stops! They even offered suggestions on what to pack, eg we wanted to leave behind our huge box-spring bed, but Daniel felt it was light enough to load and bring, won’t cost much more. To buy a replacement one in Vancouver would cost a lot more than shipping it. So we packed it! Another situation was where all our boxes and items were marked to be left at different points in our home, but in view of the fact we were planning to start renovating the house, several items/boxes had to be placed and huddled in different locations and they did these to make our renovations easier! No questions were asked when items were moved around. Thank you.

In Vancouver, we had kept separate storage of items in a self-storage facility and wanted to unload them and bring them to our home. Mr Daniel helped us with this arrangement as well.

The support that you Kathy provided was excellent too and we thank you.

We would strongly urge anyone moving to use Great Canadian Van Lines. Your price was very reasonable compared to several other approved Van line companies we received quotes from. We will not hesitate to use your company again should we move. We have recommended your company to our family members including one overseas and friends.

Best wishes and regards,

Mary & Henry

 

I recently made a big move from Markham, Ontario to Victoria, BC. There were so many movers to choose from. In the end, I chose Great Canadian Van Lines not only because of its reputation but also the very personalized conversation I had with Mr Mark Valiant and all the other personnel from the company. Everyone was pleasant, helpful and very professional about the move. My hundreds of boxes and furniture were very carefully packed in the van and nothing got lost, broken or scratched. They were very accommodating of my needs including arrival time in BC. There was open and constant communication through the move, from pick up to delivery. I highly recommend this company.

Alicia Fernandez
 
 
A great experience from start to finish. We moved from BC to Ontario, and we took our entire household with us; a BIG move of about 14000 pounds. Not one single item was damaged, broken, or lost! The guys working with great Canadian Van Lines from Provincial Movers out of Edmonton, were especially professional, efficient, and friendly ( these guys need to be mentioned by name and thanked for the wonderful job they did: Steve, our driver, Donny Bernard, ). An all-around positive experience!
 

I had a wonderful experience with your company.  This was my 7th time using movers and this was by far the best. I was treated with kindness and respect from the first time I talked over the phone to book an appointment, right down to the driver that delivered my belongings.  I took some business cards to hand out. I felt confident that anyone I recommend would be very pleased.

Donna R.

 

I wish I could figure out the link, but like I said am not good with computers. Your company gets an A+ from me in every category. You made a very stressful time in my life a little easier.  Thank you for your thoughtful and caring staff. It is hard to pick up and move, especially when family asks you to move out after 6 months earlier asking you to drop your life in Alberta and move to Ontario.

Again “A+” services and Kudos all around, your company is awesome.

Wendy

 

I feel it is only fair to relate to you our appreciation and thanks for an excellent move. We moved from Ontario to British Columbia in June. Sharon Staebler of Hummels Moving came to provide our quote then, after making our decision to move using Great Canadian, a team comprised of Bill and Adlore (and one other)came to put all of our household into a moving van. They were all professional, efficient and kind.

Thanks for the stress-free move.

Sincerely,

Janet and Remy

 

 

Hi Kathy,

Just wanted to write and let you know how happy we were to have chosen Great Canadian Van lines again for our second cross-Canada move in five years. Yet again our move went off without a hitch! Our final total came in under the estimate, within the time frame provided and with no damage to any goods or homes. In fact the only breakage came from me unpacking!

Amar and his crew were amazingly efficient, professional, organized and helpful during the Toronto pickup in 34 degrees dealing with 3 flights of stairs in our Victorian semi, and at the drop off in Vancouver, where they managed our spiral staircase with ease (not to mention dealing with parking after Vancouver’s parking permit left us high and dry!) Please pass on another big thank you to them!

Thank you very much for making our move as smooth as it could possibly be. If we decide to move again, you will be hearing from us!

Cheers,

Eleanor & Brock

 

Great Canadian Van Lines & Purely Canadian rescued our move!

You weren’t our first choice mover – we selected a lower bid – but that company was a disaster. When they showed up they didn’t have enough room in the van. An hour after arriving that was resolved. Then, after two items were broken, I sent an email to their head office with concerns about the quality of the packing. Their response was to cancel the job – they simply drove away without finishing the job!

We had less than 2 days before the new owners took possession.

I remembered Shawn and immediately called him to see if he could take the job. We realize it is all business and most movers would have turned us away given the short notice. We fully expected to hear no; however, his first instinct was to tell us not to worry – he would take care this mess. Within 15 minutes of hearing our dilemma Shawn confirmed a van and packers!

Shawn and the driver Bill arrived at our home later that same day to do a quick inventory. Bill arrived in the evening with packing materials and introduced us to Tren – one of the packing team members. Tren had the misfortune of having to unpack/repack the work completed by the previous movers. He showed us many pieces that had been poorly wrapped and packed.

We can’t say enough good things about the crew. Bill – the driver – was fabulous! He kept reassuring us we would be out in time. Trent kept us entertained with stories of his life while packing a record number of china barrels. He actually wrote “Finally the last kitchen box” and almost had a full-on celebration! Adelore & Jim have the strongest backs & arms – they got everything done within the timeframe.

We are ever so grateful for having GC come to our home and for turning around a near disaster. Great Canadian handled everything in such a positive and caring manner. We will always remember how you saved our move – and our sanity!

Again, thank you. We highly recommend Great Canadian to all friends & family.

Bill – you are the BEST!

Kind regards,

Karen & Andrew

 

After doing much research on moving companies to do our cross country move I decided on Great Canadian Van Lines because of their great overall reviews. From my first contact, Rick Valiant, who provided me with my quote, I already knew they would be the one to use. I got a quick and prompt response even with the upcoming Christmas holiday hours. He replied within the next day and won my business even though I got cheaper quotes elsewhere. After the $200 deposit was paid, dispatch called me within the next business day to setup my move pick up date. Moving day came and they were delayed due to trailer truck issues, but Wade called me to let me know that they would get to us as soon as possible. They ran only about 1.5 hours late which was no big deal. Wade got to labeling all our items and had no problems with us adding more items after the fact. He wrapped up our king sized mattress and our large bed set which was taken apart in several large pieces. During this time Wade found a $100 bill under our bed and put it aside. Is this not an honest man or what? I was very impressed with this. Had it been any other person I’m sure they would’ve pocketed the money. The weigh in for our move came to much heavier than quoted. I guess our few pieces of furniture were much much heavier than I anticipated. (King mattress, king bedset with large drawers attached, and large massage chair.) They emailed me a bill of lading with the final price and estimated time of arrival. At the time the truck left Toronto I was given a phone call by dispatch to let me know that they would arrive in Calgary in about a week’s time. Wade called me the day before arrival to set up a time the next day (on Sunday.) Being on a Sunday was even more of a convenience for me. (Their email stated that working crews didn’t work Sundays and holidays.) Extra bonus!! He and the other mover arrived 5 minutes early. They moved everything into the garage and house in about 1.5 hours. Nothing was missing!!!!! Yay! I’ve had missing boxes before when we did a move from Vancouver to Calgary and it stressed me right out!! I was very much relieved that everything arrived in good order. Having Wade be the mover from the arriving end and the receiving end made things much simpler and gave me my piece of mind. My biggest stress was making sure all my boxes arrived. If you’re looking for a mover to do a cross country move I highly recommend Great Canadian Van Lines. Thanks Wade (and movers,) Rick, and Mark for a job well done!!

Lien from Calgary
 
 
Hi Jodi,

I just wanted to let you know that I received your cheque in the mail today. Thank you very much for your prompt service and consideration of my claim! I have had things damaged in the past (multiple times) by movers – from Allied to North American Van Lines – and Great Canadian was by far the fastest at delivery (with a studio apartment I am not a “high roller”), and the only moving company to honour my claims. I will remember your services in the future, and recommend you to others when their time comes to move.

All the best in the New Year,

Katie

 

Hi everyone,
I just wanted to say thank you so much for your fabulous service!!Everything went off beautifully and without a hitch. In fact, I was pleasantly shocked when we got the call from the driver on Thursday evening (Nov. 6th) that he was already in town and ready to deliver on Friday morning. WOW!!! You really are the most honest and best movers I have ever worked with!! And I can’t say enough about the professional and courteous manner of your movers themselves. I would like to post a note somewhere for everyone to read. Should I just post on the BBB website or is there somewhere else? People should know about your amazing service!!!

Thanks again,

Nancy November 2014

 

My husband and I just finished a successful move with Great Canadian Van Lines moving our belongings from Waterloo, Ontario to Vernon, B.C. The goods got offloaded into a storage locker at the destination in Vernon yesterday, August 23, 2014.
I wrote a review on Homestars (just submitted it tonight, August 24/14, so it is awaiting verification) but thought I should write one directly to your company too.

I based my decision to go with Great Canadian Van Lines after reading very positive reviews about GCVL doing similar moves from one province to another. We were initially going with another major moving company but cancelled with them after reading too many negatives about their service.

To give you an idea of how pleased we were with GCVL, my husband indicated that we should submit a review of your company. He normally wouldn’t feel the need to do so but in this case, we felt that it was warranted. We want to express how highly satisfied we are with the service provided by GCVL in moving our household goods from a storage locker in Waterloo, Ontario to a storage locker in Vernon, British Columbia. From the start, Rick, in Sales was very professional and prompt in his communications with me and with my spouse. He responded to all our questions and concerns. The quote he emailed us was straightforward, easy to understand and the estimate for shipping of the goods based on the weight, to our pleasant surprise, was reasonable. I appreciate that Rick kept on top of the situation in being persistent in finding us a loading and moving date with a reasonably short window as August was a peak period.

Our driver, Amar was excellent. He was very professional, respectful and competent. He inspired a sense of confidence, reliability and trustworthiness from the get go to the end of the job. Our goods were packed and loaded carefully. Amar gave us his cell number and he communicated regularly to let us know the pick up load date and approximate time. He phoned us within hours of loading our goods to let us know the exact weight and cost of our goods. We were pleased to find out that the actual cost of the goods was slightly less than the estimate. We felt fortunate that Amar was also the mover to offload our goods in B.C. Amar calmly dealt with challenges along the way, including us not being in cell range for 2 days so he could update us on when he would arrive in Vernon. He phoned our back up number and we managed to connect with him within hours of the van arriving in Vernon. He also managed to expertly back the truck into a tight space in our Vernon storage facility. In the end the move went smoothly.

I want to thank you again for the great job that Great Canadian Van Lines did. Your company took away a lot of the stress and worry that goes along with moving. All of our goods arrived intact. We would certainly use your services in the future and would recommend your company to others.

Regards,

Cathy and Viktor Kiss

 

Wanted to take a few moments to write about this terrific experience we had with our move. I contacted Great Canadian Van Lines and their team through Bronte Movers who came out and gave us quote. Chris was very professional, answered all the questions we had, first time in nearly 30 years since we had last moved. The moving truck arrived on time as promised, the guys put down floor coverings right away and they proceeded to load up our furniture. Team was very polite. They were especially careful with our TVs and paintings. They were packed up and ready at time they had indicated. They then met us in St Davids brought extra help for the unloading which made the job go faster especially by the end of the day we were all very tired and they unloaded and were gone by about 7PM. All in all a very pleasant experience. My friend Jan was helping me finish off the last cleaning at the old place and she said she was very impressed and would certainly recommend and use Great Canadian when they move next year. 

Suzanne & Eric Borrows | 6/28/2013

 

I cant say enough great things about Great Canadian Van Lines. I spent a week scouring the web reading reviews and doing my research to ensure I made the right choice for my long distance move from Kelowna BC to Lacombe AB. The one company that kept coming to the top of the list was Great Canadian. I was so nervous because you hear and read so many horror stories of items lost or damaged but I am so grateful that I decided to go with them. They stayed in constant contact with me throughout the entire process. Dispatch emailed me at least 5 times leading up to my move to ensure they had every detail correct, they confirmed the date and time two days prior and the driver called me the morning of to confirm the arrival time. They were right on time and immediately put down running mats and confirmed what was being moved and what was coming with us. They tagged every single item and inventoried it. They were courteous, efficient, polite and extremely considerate of our belongings. They provided the ticket with the prior weight from the weigh scale and once all packed up they went straight to the closest weigh scale and the driver called me with the final weight. He made sure I had his cell number so I had constant contact at all times if needed. Their approximate delivery date was 2 days earlier then expected and they called the day before delivery and even the day of because they were running an hour late. When they arrived all of our belongings were there intact with not a single bit of damage, not even a dent in a box. I was extremely surprised and extremely happy. I was moving into storage so they were sure to ask what I needed to be left accessible and they even left some of my pictures and an expensive jersey case wrapped in their blankets and didn’t charge us for them. From start to finish the entire team with Great Canadian was AMAZING I paid exactly what I was quoted except paid a bit more because the weight was higher then I expected but that was only because I told them I had 15 boxes when I really had 32. I would definitely recommend Great Canadian especially if you want a stress free long distance move! You get what you pay for and it was well worth the $2400. A HUGE thank you to Rick in Sales, Ian and Connor and even Gregg in dispatch and the biggest thanks to Larry and Dave the very hard working and dedicated guys who moved one of the heaviest couches out there who were extremely professional and friendly. Great job everyone! Thanks again,

Angelica & Nicole Lacombe, AB | 422/2013

 

This company was very professional – both pick up and delivery were on schedule and nothing was damaged. All furniture was well wrapped. Bill, the driver/mover and his helpers were excellent. I would recommend this company without reservation.

Donna V. | 4/17/2013

 

Great thank you so much Ian for everything it was really nice that you personally took my call and explained the situation and put my mind at ease. I might add that Larry has kept in constant contact with me and kept me informed the entire time. I am thoroughly impressed with the professionalism by everyone on your team right from Rick in sales to Ian and Connor in dispatch to Larry and Mark the movers. I will definitely recommend you and the hours and hours of research certainly paid off. 

Angelica Barby | 4/17/2013

 

My family moved this summer from Vancouver, BC to Winnipeg, MB with Great Canadian Van Lines. This was our third move in two years as we had to travel for my wife’s job. For our first move, we had hired United Van Lines and for the second move we tried Atlas Van Lines. We were very disappointed by both companies as they failed to provide us with the service we had hired them to provide. Their level of incompetence was so bad that I felt obligated to write the CEO’s of both companies to inform them of the poor service they had provided us.Without going into too much detail, Atlas was 18 days beyond the quoted delivery spread with my wife being 6 months pregnant at the time. She spent 6 weeks sleeping on an air mattress. They also managed to “lose” our 42” plasma TV.The reason that I am writing you today is not to complain like I was forced to do in the past, but to congratulate you and your company on doing a fantastic job. As our previous two moves went so poorly, I was dreading having to move again. While searching for a company to move us from Vancouver to Winnipeg, Great Canadian Van Lines was recommended to us by our tenants who were renting our home in Winnipeg at the time. They had moved from Vancouver to Winnipeg with Great Canadian and had very positive things to say about their experience. With my faith in the moving industry completely shattered, I decided to take their advice and give Great Canadian Van Lines a chance. To my pleasant surprise, Great Canadian not only met my expectations, but blew them out of the water.With Great Canadian, it was refreshing to see a team of professionals working together as opposed to your competitors who displayed nothing but professional incompetence. The gentlemen that packed our belongings took great care in making sure our possessions were protected and packed safely. Amar was our driver and he was very professional on both ends as well.In conclusion, I just wanted to take the time to let you know what a great job you and your employees have done to make our recent move as stress free as possible. Great Canadian Van Lines will be our first choice if we ever need to move again and I will be sure to recommend your moving company to colleagues and friends for their moving needs. I thank you and your employees for taking pride in your work. The difference was night and day, and as a customer I have noticed.

Kevin & Heather | Winnipeg, MB

 

It is not often that I take the time to send letters such as this, mainly as so few businesses provide service worth writing about. However, in this case, I felt compelled to address the quality you have provided, and for that we thank you for making this normally negative experience a very positive one.

Christopher Severs | Sales Specialist – Digital Media Pacific Newspaper Group, Inc.

 

Your personal knowledge of the moving business in Canada, exceptional talent for personal communication, care for the client, and punctual conduct of the contractual transaction were very much appreciated.

Dr. Michael Ivan, Ing MSc PhD DSc | Principal Research Scientist Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Congratulations on your excellent record. BC Relocation Services and our clients appreciate your careful attention to quality service.

Bill Cameron | BC Moving Agent – BC Employee Relocation Services

 

I would be happy to recommend Great Canadian Van Lines to anyone contemplating a move.

Stephen Plunkett | Boston Pizza

 

We would like to commend the moving crews on this job for their hard work and exceptionally good attitude.

Kara Norman | Director of Finance Fraserside Community Services Society

 

 Thank you for coming to our rescue and volunteering your truck and your services to move our art, pick up our equipment and materials and delivering everything on-time to the Gallery Gache for our big event.

Lynda Kennedy | Director of Development Motivation, Power & Achievement Society

 

I was particularly impressed by the personal treatment we received in terms of the handling of our furniture and other personal belongings.

Roy A. Osing | Telus

 

 This is a letter of recommendation for the outstanding service I received from your company. I was impressed with all areas of the company right from the initial contact to the drivers picking up and delivering my furniture.

Heidi | Weigand Business Operations Manager Xerox

 

This letter is to formally thank you for a job well done from start to finish!!!

Marna Macdonald

 

I want to thank you for your help. The move was not as stressful as other moves because the moving company did it all. Greg took better care of our stuff than I would have and I was very impressed. I’m glad that you got me to reconsider because the final weight was 4,320 pounds and (Great Canadian Van Lines Agent) Perfect Packers was the second lowest price of all the movers.

Robert | Toronto, ON