Investing in Burns Lake, British Columbia

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Community Size: 8.94 km²


Region:  Nechako

Regional District:  Bulkley-Nechako

On behalf of the residents of Burns Lake and the Lakes District, I am pleased to tell you about our community and strongly encourage companies and businesses to invest and explore opportunities in our region. Burns Lake is a diverse community with numerous prosperous business opportunities, industrial activities, and supporting business amenities. We have a strong and proud history of entrepreneurship, with expertise and business clusters in the forest products and related industries. We are surrounded with a wealth of natural resources, beautiful outdoor scenery, exciting recreational activities and events, and we pride our unique and diverse First Nations culture.

The Village of Burns Lake is open for business and our Council is committed to supporting economic development in the community. The municipality works closely with the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako to facilitate business expansion and retention for the Lakes District. The Village Revitalization Tax Exemption Bylaw offers five full years of tax discounts to encourage industrial developments that utilize local wood fibre, employ local residents and is an excellent way to offset start-up costs. This bylaw is just one of the ways that we are promoting business development in our community. There are numerous capital projects that will be starting construction soon and will help support a myriad of business related opportunities.

The Lakes District has many commercial and industrial properties that are among the lowest cost in the Province, and are certainly an added incentive for investors to the area. The fully functioning Baker Airport located just 15 minutes from the Village of Burns Lake provides a convenient form of transportation with a fully lit 5,000 ft runway to accommodate commercial, camp transfer, and recreational flights. Burns Lake is conveniently located on Highway 16 which is a major trading route for imports and exports from the shipping port at Prince Rupert. We also boast rail services that provide bulk shipping capacity to all destinations in North America.

Housing costs in Burns Lake are very affordable, the average cost of a three bedroom home is $128,476 (2011 statistics) and there are numerous options such as acreages, lakefront properties, and homes conveniently located right in the community. Year round recreation opportunities ensure that citizens always have something to do and promote a healthy and a well balanced lifestyle. The addition of a brand

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  • Whitehorse (912 km)

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Fraser Lake Shopping Centre

Captive Market Turn Key Full Scale Food Store Retail Opportunity

Unitg 1A & 1B 111 Chowsunket, Fraser Lake, BC, V0J 1S0
Own and operate the only food store for a minimal investment in well established community located between Vanderhoof and Burns Lake on Highway 16 in interior of BC... continue

Grapevine Pub & Liquor Store is a business for sale in BC.

Grapevine Pub & Liquor Store

156 Francois Lake Road, Burns Lake, BC
Long term successful pub and liquor store for sale in the heart of Burns Lake BC. Substantial and consistent revenue and income, great opportunity for investors or an owner-operator. Full service restaurant, bar and fully stocked cold beer and wine store onsite. Popular conveniently located and well... continue

1 - Houston Mall

3232 BC-16, Houston, BC
Retail opportunity with full exterior exposure adjacent to mall entrance and BC Liqour Store.... continue