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

Profitable Business in Kaslo BC! is a business for sale in BC.

Profitable Business in Kaslo BC!

333 Front Street, Kaslo, BC
This profitable business with an attached 2 bedroom home is located on Front St in Kaslo BC! Mountain King Restaurant is a Kaslo tradition that's been around for decades. Currently open 6 months a year with opportunities to expand this into a year round operation or continue it as a seasonal based b... continue

Hotel Midway/Hot-l Pub is a commercial real estate opportunity in BC.

Hotel Midway/Hot-l Pub

607 Fifth Ave, Midway, BC, V0H 1M0
Historic Hotel Midway and Hot-l Pub in picturesque Midway. Property is located on the US border & directly across from the Kettle River Park. Bring your energy, passion, marketing skills & restaurant experience to expand this unique 113 year old Pub and cafe with 6 hotel rooms and owners/managers re... 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