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.

Prepping for the Big Move

With all the packing and planning necessary leading up to a big move, it is sometimes difficult to think of everything that needs to be done so that things go smoothly once the movers arrive. Below are some handy tips to ensure that the experienced and helpful staff at Barry’s Moving & Storage, located in Victoria BC, can move you and your precious belongings as swiftly, efficiently, and carefully as possible.

How to store items for winter

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.

Forth year of Tide Rugby with a Moving Company!

For the forth consecutive year, Barry's Moving and Storage is delighted to have sponsored the South Island Junior Tide Rugby teams at the Pacific Regional Championships (PRCs). This year’s PRCs were held at Burnaby Lake Rugby Club from July 1-3, 2017, and featured the top representative youth teams from across British Columbia

Barry’s is a proud supporter of youth rugby at the grass roots level, which brings this exciting sport to new communities across the nation.

Fall 2017 Cleanup

It’s been a long, hot summer, but autumn is definitely here. As the leaves start to fall and the kids head back to school, it’s a wonderful time to tidy up your home and garden. Whether you’re contemplating a complete relocation, doing a yard cleanup, or just downsizing, Barry's Moving and storage has you covered!

South Island Junior Tide Rugby - U14 - U18 Boys and Girls

South Island Junior Tide Rugby - U14 - U18 Boys and Girls
Event: Pacific Regional Championship
When: June 24-26, 2016
Location: Burnaby, BC CANADA

Once again Barry's Moving and Storage is delighted to have sponsored the South Island Junior Tide Rugby players. They just keep getting better and better!

It is amazing to watch these young men and women grow, learn, and succeed as a team. We are so proud of all the players, coaches, and staff for another amazing season.

Here are the results!