Investing in Williams Lake, British Columbia



Region:  Cariboo

Regional District:  Cariboo

Williams Lake is a major service centre to the vast, picturesque Cariboo Chilcotin region of British Columbia. We are committed to making it as easy as possible for you to do business and invest in our community. Our professional staff and pro-business governments have earned our city the reputation as being one of the best and most accommodating in the province to do business with. Williams Lake and area has a thriving and diverse economy supported by forestry, mining, agriculture, tourism and most of all our people. For lifestyle, Williams Lake can't be beat. A modern city with all the major amenities our great hometown and western hospitality makes this an ideal place for people raising a family, starting a business or retiring. The surrounding pristine wilderness provides unlimited playground while the conveniences of city living are just outside your door. With an attractive mix of business opportunity and high quality lifestyle the Williams Lake area is a great place to hang your hat!


Community Size: 36.02 km²

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211 Main St Commercial Property for Sale or Lease

Investment Opportunity - 9800 square ft Commercial Building for Sale or Lease

211 Main Street, McBride, BC, V0J2E0
9800 ft sq Commercial Building in McBride, BC available for sale or lease. Substantially renovated - fully equipped to be run as a grocery store with in-store Bistro.... continue

Hillside Pumps & Water Treatment Ltd is a business for sale in BC.

Hillside Pumps & Water Treatment Ltd

1613A South Lakeside Drive, Williams Lake, BC
Busy, well established pump and plumbing business. Ready to retire and looking for young entrepreneur to take over. Hillside Pumps has served the people of the Cariboo for 40 years. Plenty of opportunity to expand. We design, sell and service domestic water systems. Business comes with an excelle... continue

30 3 Ave N is a commercial real estate opportunity in BC.

30 3 Ave N

30 3 Ave N, Williams Lake, BC, V2G 2A2
The property is a strip mall on the corner of Third Avenue and Oliver Street with high visibility located in downtown Williams Lake. The city of Williams Lake is located in a sheltered valley along Highway #97, approximately 552 km north of Vancouver and approximately 240 km south of Prince George.... continue

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Partnership benefits Lheidli T’enneh First Nation and Britco

Before Britco opened its Prince George office in April 2013, the company had few contacts in the town or with anyone in the booming construction sector. That all changed when the modular construction company signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation... continue