Investing in Wells, British Columbia



Region:  Cariboo

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 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.


Community Size: 158.90 km²

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