Move Stuff Across Canada with Greyhound Package Express

When I went to Vancouver in British Columbia, I thought of moving there someday because of the warmer weather. Their winter is like fall in Calgary. It often rain but not as much as in the Philippines.

Vancouver is a perfect place for someone who comes from a tropical country.

Then I thought of the things I would love to bring with me. Although I am following a minimalist lifestyle there are things I can’t bear of leaving behind like my books, kombucha, and my desktop.

Greyhound Package Express

A friend gave me an idea on how to move stuff with the help of Greyhound Package Express (GPX). Her stuff was delivered to a residential in Calgary.

Really? That’s possible.

I’ve been on a Greyhound bus travelling from Vancouver to Calgary for 15 hours (I don’t mind doing it again.), and never thought that things can also travel with us in different sizes and affordable prices.

I have to know more about the GPX services for future journey. As for you, this is probably the service that you are looking for.

Greyhound Package Express: How Do You Move Stuff

Disclaimer: I haven’t avail the service of Greyhound Package Express but would give it a try (and give an update) whenever the need arise.

GPX is similar to the time when I sent document via DHL in the Philippines or shipped balikbayan boxes.

The difference is you can do both with Greyhound Package Express.

Here are some information you should know:

  • You may bring your shipment to GPX or choose a residential pick up or delivery. (There’ll be more details about the services later on.)
  • The maximum weight per package is 100 pounds.
  • The delivery date is based on the type of service. The recipient will be notified through email address and phone number.
  • Track the package in different ways:
    • Use the Waybill Number, the GPX On-Line Order Number, or the Reference Number
    • Via email

These are the important things you have to know upfront but don’t stop here. You can find out more in the FAQ.

GPX Services

The Greyhound Package Express is known for its convenient and affordable Door-to-Door Service. And wouldn’t it be great to know more services for more choices to save:

  • Standard
    • Doculetters (or document package)
    • Docupaks (small packages 0-5 lbs)
  • Priority – guarantees delivery on the quoted schedule of your choice
    • Doculetters (or document package)
    • Docupaks (small packages 0-5 lbs)
  • Quicklane
  • In-City
  • International (It could probably be an alternative in shipping balikbayan box. Have you tried it?)
  • Additional Services
    • C.O.D. – available on door-to-station and station-to-station delivery only.
    • Collect – GPX will collect shipping charges at the receiving end.
    • Insurance – A $100 free valuation is included with every shipment (may be insured up to a maximum of $10,000).

Greyhound Package Express rates vary by weight, distance and service level.

For inquiries about pick-up service and other concerns, you can call Greyhound Package Express in different cities.

For pick-up call:
Calgary: 1-403-263-1234
Edmonton: 1-780-423-2200
Toronto: 1-416-572-0600
Vancouver: 1-604-523-3600
Winnipeg: 1-204-949-7300

For cities not listed or for customer service:
1-877-GO-DOG-GO (1-877-463-6446)

Before packing your stuff, read the Terms and Conditions to find out the prohibited items and other important information that is an ordeal to read but you should for a smooth shipment.

Greyhound Package Express Location in Calgary

There are three Greyhound location in Calgary that either or both provides shipping of packages or bus trip.

1. CALGARY TERM GREYHOUND CA
850 – 16TH ST SW Calgary, AB T3C3V7

Note: This station is the most accessible Greyhound location in Calgary because it is walking distance from the Sunalta Station. Watch your step though. It’s easy to go down the stairs than go up from Greyhound to Sunalta. It’s a worthwhile exercise and opportunity to view the City of Calgary. Time for a selfie.

Telephone Numbers
Main: (403) 263-1234
Baggage: (403) 263-1234
Greyhound Package Express: (403) 263-1234
Customer Service: (800) 661-8747

Greyhound Courier Express
Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 02:00 pm
Holiday 10:00 am – 02:00 pm

Pickup And Deliver
Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

2. MINUTEMAN PRESS
#2-2816 21ST NE Calgary, AB T2E6Z2

Telephone Numbers
Main: (403) 717-2828
Greyhound Package Express: (403) 717-2828

Greyhound Courier Express
Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

3. CALGARY SE BUS DEPOT
11511 40 ST SE Calgary, AB T2Z4M8
No passenger service; Greyhound Courier Express (GCX) only

Telephone Numbers
Main: (403) 221-9270
Greyhound Package Express: (403) 221-9270

Greyhound Courier Express
Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday 9:00 AM – 1:00 pm

Click here to find more locations of Greyhound in Canada.

What Others are Saying

Apart from my friend’s positive feedback about Greyhound Package Express, I searched more mixed experiences of people who have moved across Canada and entrusted their stuff to Greyhound:

Others are unhappy about the shipping service of GPX; some likes its advantages over other shipping companies.

What I do like is having the option to move stuff across Canada through bus trips. If some things are more valuable then might as well, drive across the country. Think of it as a road trip with many excess baggage plus the priceless peace of mind.

Final Thoughts

As you go trhrough sorting of stuff (to keep, to give away, and to sell), you’ll be able to decide on how to ship the important belongings whether through GPX or other shipping companies like Canada Post, cubeit, and PODS.

Starting anew in a place that you’ve fallen in love with since the last visit or for whatever reason should be more exciting than daunting. May you be reunited with things that are important wherever you settle.

Where was your adventure led you? How was your experience with moving across Canada? Can you share some tips.

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