Barry's Moving Company - Victoria BC

Your Local Victoria BC Moving Company

Locally owned and operated, Barry's is committed to offering accurate and timely estimates, professional and reliable movers, competitive rates, and a personal touch.

We know moving can be stressful, and that not everyone knows what information they are looking for when calling around for quotes. Maybe you have never used movers before? or have not moved in years. That's fine! We understand the nature of the industry and we are more than happy to walk you through it; from beginning to end, and answer any of your questions. Give us a call during office hours for more information.

In the mean time, here is some information below.

It is a good idea when calling for quotes to 1. not only get the hourly rate, but also 2. how many people and 3. what size of truck they will be coming with for that rate.

We only bill hourly for local moves or by flat rate for longer moves, not by weight. Your bill will only be for actual time spent on your move, or the pre-agreed upon amount, plus GST.

We never charge an additional fee for stairs.

Our hourly rates vary by:
1. Size of Truck (1 Ton or 5 Ton) and,
2. Amount of Employees (minimum 2) on the job.

We determine the above information based on the information you provide us, or the information our estimator gathers at your Free in home estimate. The more accurate the information you provide the better the quote.

***Please note we have a minimum 2 hour charge on all jobs***
*** 10% charge on moves that are booked on Stat Holidays***

All moving fees are included in our hourly rates.
Your bill is calculated as: YOUR RATE x TIME + 5% GST = $FINAL AMOUNT$.
You will NEVER see surprise charges like a Fuel Surcharge, Stair Surcharge, etc. show up on your bill.

For the safety of your belongings and our employees, if you have any large appliances and/or a piano OR if you are moving in or out of a property that has plenty of stairs, we STRONGLY suggest (or will require if it is a safety issue) to use a 3 or more crew team. That way one person can stay and pack your belongings in the truck and keep them safe, as well as ensure your heavier belongings are safely moved, and the packing is done properly.

The hourly rate increases for each additional person, but your move will end up taking less time, which often ends up being a very similar final amount.

Average Local Move Times (with 2 Employees and a Truck):
1 Bedroom Apartment = 3-4 hours
2 Bedroom Condo = 4–6 hours
3 Bedroom House = 5–7 hours

Remember, these are average move times only! Call us or book a Free In-Home Estimate for the most accurate quote.

Other factors to consider:
Travel time between move out and move in locations,
How close can we get the truck to the front door at each location,
How many, if any, large items are there?
How many stairs are there?
Are there any low laying power lines?
Any other safety issues?
Are you packed and ready to go? (Check out our moving tips for some ideas)

For the last forty years, Barry's Moving and Storage has provided quality service to individuals and businesses seeking moving and storage facilities in Greater Victoria, the Gulf Islands, and throughout BC and Alberta.

Whatever your relocation needs are, let Barry's Moving and Storage demonstrate the care and attention to detail that have earned us our longstanding reputation.

Our Services

  • Residential & Commercial Moving
  • Piano Moving
  • Secure Document Storage
  • Lift Equipped Trucks
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Fully Bonded and Insured
  • Free Written Estimates
  • Government Offices & Military Moves
  • Short & Long Term Storage
  • Packing Services
  • Box Sales & Supplies
  • Better Business Bureau Member
  • Moves 7 Days a Week & Holidays

Reliability With Competitive Rates

Book early!

If we had to give one piece of advice and only one, we would say BOOK EARLY! BOOK EARLY! BOOK EARLY! Your preferred move date is more than likely the most preferred date for many others. So booking early will snag you that spot. The other piece of advice (if possible) is to have flexible move dates. Overlapping possession of places help and with more dates we can make sure to fit you in, and relieves some pressure and stress.

Preparing for cool months ahead!

Fall is here and winter weather is approaching faster than we can prepare for sometimes. Find that you can't make space for the summer patio furniture? Need more space in your closets for your winter wardrobe? We provide a large, secure Storage Facility for our customers. Give our office at call at 250-475-0022 to discuss storage options further. And reminder, book your move as early as you can!

Moving Expenses - BC Ferries

It is not every day people take a 5 ton truck on the ferries. Did you know it is over $500 round trip just in Ferry costs? This is one expense we keep in mind when calculating a long distance quote. Just something everyone should keep in mind when a moving company provides you with a quote. Right off the bat a good chunk of the expenses are going to BC Ferries, then of course the rising cost of fuel..

Summer 2019

Summer is here! For the moving industry, it is our busy season. We get last minute - same day move job calls all the time, and usually we need to turn them away. :(

Barry's Tip! Book your move as soon as you can, especially if you are moving in the summer, end of the month, long distances, and/or on a weekend! Ideally, booking earlier is always the better! We are a smaller moving company, that focuses on attention to detail and being reliable and professional, so these prime days tend to book up quite a few weeks, sometimes months, in advance.