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

Shuswap Lake Car Wash is a business for sale in BC.

Shuswap Lake Car Wash

411 10 Street SW, Salmon Arm, BC
Great opportunity to purchase thriving 4-bay car wash in Salmon Arm, BC. Located adjacent to a busy section on Trans Canada Highway, this 4-bay hand operated car wash is well maintained and features coin or credit card operated meter system, coin op vacuums, change and vending machines, private offi... continue

1502 Willingdon Park is a commercial real estate opportunity in BC.

0450 - 1502 Willingdon Park

4170 Still Creek Dr, Burnaby, BC, V5C 6C6
Willingdon Park is the premier suburban office park in Metro Vancouver. Comprised of 9 buildings totaling nearly 1 million square feet set amidst meticulously landscaped greenspace, it is strategically located at the highly visible Willingdon interchange on theTrans Canada Highway and in close proxi... continue

Success Stories

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Japan and B.C. Partner on Bioenergy

Pacific BioEnergy has been a leader in the British Columbia wood pellet industry since 1994.  Their vision was simple and strategic: take residual fibre from sawmills or harvest unusable trees, such as those killed by the mountain pine beetle, and turn them into carbon neutral, renewable... continue

Vision Critical: Building Better Customer Relationships in B.C. and Beyond

“Trade and Invest British Columbia has created opportunities for us to connect with C-level stakeholders of leading customer centric brands in the Philippines that are bringing insight into their business decisions.” – Soon Yong Koh, VP Sales – Asia, Vision Critical With... continue

British Columbia’s Mythical City Games Partners with Hypereal VR in China

Virtual reality, altered reality and video gaming are big business in British Columbia, and local companies have been attracting partnerships and investment from compatible international enterprises. It’s easy for businesses here to collaborate with Asian businesses because of frequent... continue