Investing in British Columbia, Canada

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Community Size: 944,735.00 km²


British Columbia, Canada has one of North America’s most competitive, flexible, and supportive business climates. We consistently receive AAA credit ratings. Our vast resources, low taxes, stable and well-regulated financial system and fiscally responsible government attract investment from around the world.

Our friendly, laid-back locals won’t just make you feel at home, they’ll also help you discover the vast richness that our province has to offer. Sip your way through award-winning wineries. Hike along epic coastline or mountain trails. Get up close and personal, and meet BC's wildlife as you go whale or bear watching. Learn about our rich history and storied Aboriginal culture.

Climate in British Columbia is influenced by latitude, mountainous topography and the Pacific Ocean.This diversity causes wide variations in average rainfall, snowfall, temperature, and hours of sunshine, sometimes over very short distances.


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Vancouver, BC
A small business manufacturing opportunity in Cross Laminated Timber or “CLT”, a cost-competitive, strong, light, multi-layer, solid wood, building panel system from sustainable forests, the preferable building material of the 21st century. CLT demand is estimated to grow to 1.2 to 3.6 million m3/yr... continue

Profitable Whistler Business for Sale is a business for sale in BC.

Profitable Whistler Business for Sale

4369 Main Street, Whistler, BC
Exceptional opportunity to own eight high-quality units within the Alpenglow Lodge in the heart of Whistler Village. Very low owner involvement, self-managed employees and spectacular room for growth. The building includes pool, hot tub, gym, storage and underground parking. Profitable business, nig... continue

Toronto Dominion Building is a commercial real estate opportunity in BC.

3rd floor - Toronto Dominion Building

717 W Pender St, Vancouver, BC, V6C 2X6
Come join us at SpaceList HQ, Vancouver@s Newest CoWorking Space At SpaceList we enjoy the intimacy of being a small team. But, we also want to be part of a larger community. So, we decided to build SpaceList HQ. HQ@s focus is on building a coworking community of longer-term members. It@s a gre... continue

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San Francisco-based Startup Opens Office in Vancouver

Companies of all sizes are recognizing the advantages of investing in British Columbia’s thriving tech sector; this includes large multinationals and start-ups like Segment, which recently established an office in Vancouver, British Columbia. Segment is a San Francisco- based firm... continue

South Korean firm backs B.C. mining co. in search of copper and gold

Serengeti Resources, a B.C. -based mining company, is  working with Daewoo Minerals Canada Corp. (DMC),to explore opportunities in developing a copper and gold mine in the province’s Central Interior region. This new partnership further strengthens B.C.’s reputation as an... continue

B.C. Company Sows Seeds of Success in South Korea

South Koreans are feeling the love for B.C. hemp hearts. In 2016, Gibsons, B.C.-based, Canada Hemp Foods Ltd. saw demand spike for its products in South Korea – accounting for 95% of the company’s sales ($18.4 million CAD). Fifty-pound bags and 2000lb totes of its nutritious hemp... continue