Investing in BC's Kootenay Region

Overview

Located in the southeast corner of B.C., bordering both the United States and Alberta, the Kootenay region is one of Canada's leading destinations for outdoor pursuits. hiking, mountain biking, skiing, fishing and river rafting are all popular attractions.

Four of B.C.'s seven national parks are located here, and the region is one of pristine rivers, lakes, waterfalls, beaches, mineral hot springs, alpine meadows and snow-capped mountains.

Kootenay is also known for its wonderfully restored heritage towns, thriving arts communities and its many cultural events.

Coal production, mining and logging are important industries in this area. Tourism also contributes to the economy.

To 2022, the B.C. government forecasts an annual employment growth rate of 0.7 percent in the Kootenay region. It is expected that there will be 29,300 job openings over the 10-year period. The top employment growth industry is Health and Social Services.

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Community Size: 59,144.39 km²

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Recent opportunities in the area

Kaslo Aerodome Lands (see mktg content for details)

312 Fourth Street, Kaslo, BC, V0G 1M0
The Village of Kaslo holds approximately 200 acres of land that accommodate the community aerodrome (3700'x 60' asphalt, registered/ uncertified/ no winter maintenance), some privately leased hangars and gravel extraction activities. Proposals for additional development or use of this land for econo... continue

RV Park and Golf Course with Development Potential is a business for sale in BC.

RV Park and Golf Course with Development Potential

Wells Grey, Wells Grey, BC
Wells Grey Golf Resort and RV Park consists of 400 acres of natural wilderness, next to one of the most visited Provincial Parks in BC. Featuring a 9 hole golf course, 43 fully serviced RV pads, tent sites and several horse corals. There is 2 bedroom home, fully rented out by the week during peak mo... continue

1162 Highway 3, Midway, BC is a commercial real estate opportunity in BC.

1162 Highway 3, Midway, BC

1162 British Columbia 3, Midway, BC, V0H 1M0
Located directly on the beautiful Kettle River on Hwy 3 in the historic Village of Midway, BC, this industrial site of just under 50-acres presents an opportunity for an investor or business owner to acquire a substantial piece of land at a low per acre price. Only a 50min drive east from the pictur... continue

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SunMine shines on a bright future in solar power

An innovative solar array is turning reclaimed land at a former mining site into productive clean energy in Kimberley, B.C. SunMine, British Columbia's first grid-connected solar facility and the largest user of solar trackers in Canada, began commercial operation in June 2015 with a capacity... continue