Investing in BC's Kootenay Region


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, beac... Read More


Community Size: 59,144.39 km²

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NOTE: Driving distances are measured using the road/ferry network starting with a key point in a community (e.g main office address).



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Turnkey Opportunity to become a Business Owner is a business for sale in BC.

Turnkey Opportunity to become a Business Owner

630 Front Street, Nelson, BC
Wine Kitz Nelson. This is what we do: In our professionally equipped boutique winery, we produce custom batches of award winning, quality wines. Wine Kitz also sells wine and beer making supplies. This vibrant turnkey business opportunity, situated in Nelson, lies in the heart of one of the most des... continue

457 Canyon Trl is a commercial real estate opportunity in BC.

457 Canyon Trl

457 Canyon Trl, Fernie, BC, V0B
2.7 acres of serviced residential land. A total of approximately 9 townhome foundations are in place, as well as 18 additional townhome sites.... continue

Established Bread Route for sale is a business for sale in BC.

Established Bread Route for sale

2052 Golden Eagle Drive, Sparwood, BC
Established bread wholesaling route for sale in Beautiful Elk Valley, BC! Includes territory, truck, van, handheld and other equipment. Entails the ordering and delivering of major lines of bread and bakery products into various grocery stores and retail locations. Lots of potential for growth! Rout... continue