Long Distance Moving
Boyd has been providing worry-free long distance moving services since 1947. Our customers love our professionalism and all the extras we provide.
- Expert moving team: bonded, security-cleared movers handle your possessions with care.
- Guaranteed estimates*: your final shipment will be within 10% of our estimate, which makes prices more predictable.
- Transparency: you’ll receive a fully itemized estimate, with all costs explained in advance.
- Help with the customs paperwork: we can advise you on processes and forms for any country.
- Guaranteed delivery dates for loads 5,000 pounds and over**.
- Guaranteed rates on storage when you store belongings at our facility.
- Flexible services: we have plenty of options for storage and packing.
Find out why we keep Ottawa moving— whether it’s around the block or around the world.
Move Anywhere in the World with Confidence
For moves outside of the Ottawa area, we partner with United Van Lines to ensure everything arrives safely. We were one of the founding members of United in the 1950s, and we’ve stayed with them because they continue to take excellent care of our customers.
Moving Across Canada
United Van Lines has the largest moving fleet in Canada, with most extensive coverage coast to coast. Boyd organizes the move, ensures any packing and loading is done, and monitors the shipment to ensure everything is going smoothly.
Container Shipping Option
No one else in Canada can provide you with your own shipping container for your move. Containers are watertight, vermin-proof, and dustproof. They could even float if needed.
Moving to the USA
When moving across the border, you can rely on your Boyd moving consultant to help you understand the process and what paperwork you need. Our customers are usually relieved to learn that they don’t need to be present at the border when their goods cross, as long as they’ve already entered the country.
Did You Know: to get started with booking your move to the US, we need a copy of your work visa and letter of employment. If your new employer in the US has an immigration lawyer, they may handle the visa for you.
Boyd provides sea freight shipping for your belongings, as well as air freight for the essentials.
Just like we do for our US moves, we provide expert guidance about the paperwork and process for your country of choice.
We take the guesswork out of sea freight rates thanks to our network of international partners who provide fast, accurate quotes.
Boyd is also faster— we can provide you with answers in hours, not days, thanks to our excellent network of international moving contacts.
About Our Process and Price Quotes
Our estimates are so accurate because we send a Boyd moving consultant to visit your home and make a survey of what you need to move and the services you want. For example, most customers want packing services, and some want custom crating for valuable antiques or artwork.
Most moving companies provide a lump-sum estimate, but Boyd provides full transparency with a detailed estimate. We itemize things like the protection plan cost, the transportation cost, etc. We explain all the details and answer any questions you may have.
How Pricing and Estimates Work
In a nutshell, the cost of your move is calculated by the weight of your goods times distance.
To keep things simple, the distance is calculated from city centre to city centre.
*The final estimate is guaranteed to be within 10% of the original estimate (unless, of course, additional items are added to the inventory).
For people who want to store belongings for a few years, we recommend you store them with us. This allows us to control the cost, and guarantees your rate won’t change for the duration.
Boyd provides secure, indoor storage in our climate-controlled warehouse.
Enjoy the Adventure of Moving
Boyd’s full service moving team is dedicated to providing best-in-class service at reasonable prices. We’re fully accredited with the Canadian Association of Movers.
Our moving staff are long-term employees, some with 10 to 20 years of experience. When we hire new movers, we pair them with someone experienced to ensure your possessions get proper care and handling.
Experience the great service that has earned us so many referrals and so much repeat business!
* The final estimate is guaranteed to be within 10% of the original (unless, of course, additional items are added to the inventory).
** Excludes peak season.