Regional District: Cariboo
Nestled in the Cariboo Mountains, the District of Wells is a small town brimming with activity. Wells was established as a gold mining community in the 1930s, but has become a surprisingly diverse small town. This diversity is apparent both in the industries and the individuals. Primary industries are mining and tourism. Arts are the main tourism attractor to Wells, however, the proximity ... Read More
Nestled in the Cariboo Mountains, the District of Wells is a small town brimming with activity. Wells was established as a gold mining community in the 1930s, but has become a surprisingly diverse small town. This diversity is apparent both in the industries and the individuals. Primary industries are mining and tourism. Arts are the main tourism attractor to Wells, however, the proximity of Bowron Lakes Provincial Park and Barkerville Historic Site attract historical and outdoor tourism to Wells as well. Wells is know for its vibrant, colourful home and business facades that reflect the vibrant personalities of its residents and contribute to the town's picturesque quality.
In its heyday, there were over 4000 residents in Wells, the legacy of which is the extent of municipal infrastructure. Although there are only 250 year-round residents and approximately 400 residents in the summertime, the municipality has a full sewer and water network, a number of community buildings and offers services that other communities of its size may not.
Most businesses are cottage industries with locally owned restaurants, hotels, stores, gas station and bakery. There is great potential for growth in Wells in all industry sectors and the municipality is open to working with potential investors and small businesses. The quality of Wells' location and community inspire creativity not only in artistic production, but also in community events, business models and problem-solving. When you are inspired, anything is possible.
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2941 Shanley Rd, Quesnel, BC
Selling a turn-key artisan cheese manufacturing business located in the beautiful Cariboo region.
Conveniently located close to Highway 97, there is tremendous potential to expand direct sales activities.
The business is provincially licensed as a dairy plant in BC as per the milk industry act.Proce...
155 Malcolm Dr, Quesnel, BC, V2J 3K2
West Park Mall is a prominently-located, single storey enclosed shopping centre comprised of 109,768 square feet of gross leasable area and is anchored by Save-on-foods, Fields, and Warehouse One. It has 24 commercial retail units and has converted a 27,953 square foot single tenancy into a 19,953 s...
6614 KATCHMAR ROAD, LONE BUTTE, BC
Horse Lake Garden Centre Ltd. Has been in operation since 2010 and is the largest greenhouse operation in the Cariboo. Since inception, Horse Lake Garden Centre has seen steady sales growth, more the doubling since 2010. A certified appraisal has been completed valuing the business and property at $...
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