Investing in British Columbia, Canada


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.


Community Size: 944,735.00 km²

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Recent opportunities in British Columbia

For sale: up to 5600sq ft of commercial space - built to suit

2203 Dartmouth Dr, Penticton, BC
Business Centre expansion - 2 x 1277sq ft units available for purchase as a strata property.@Under construction now with an expected completion date of July 2018. Great access and customer parking. Units can be combined to create up to 5600sq ft including mezzanine. Square foot price of $250, which ... continue

Boutique Hotel in BC's Premier Heritage Site is a business for sale in BC.

Boutique Hotel in BC's Premier Heritage Site

14301 Barkerville Hwy, Wells, BC
7 Room Boutique in Barkerville Historic Park. A recreation of the 1898 Hotel run by Madame Bendixson.@ Re-opened in 1997, renovated in 2010 and renovated again in the winter of 2018($40,000).@ It's the only hotel operating in the park, and competes with 2 small b@b's inside the gate and a limited nu... continue

Oakridge Plaza is a commercial real estate opportunity in BC.

N5754 - Oakridge Plaza

5780 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 3A6
Main floor retail premises.... continue

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Kabam Games Continues its Growth in Vancouver, B.C.

Mobile gaming company Kabam Games continues its Vancouver expansion following a 2016 strategic acquisition by South Korea’s Netmarble Games.  Kabam is an industry leader of massively multiplayer high-quality mobile games, including the globally popular and award winning Marvel Contest... continue

B.C. Seafood Company Grows Exports to One of B.C.’s Largest Export Markets

British Columbia offers a diverse range of investment opportunities in the agrifood and seafood sector and has a fast growing export market. B.C. exported $3.9 billion worth of agrifood and seafood products outside of Canada in 2017. The U.S. is British Columbia’s largest export market... continue

Japan Gets a Taste of B.C. Wine

Want to make your business global? Did you know that Trade and Invest British Columbia offers assistance to export-ready firms in British Columbia through local support and a network of trade and investment offices around the world? Trade and Invest British Columbia creates and strengthens... continue