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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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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Recent opportunities in the area

Tremendous Building Supply / Hardware Store

Silverton, BC
Excellent Hardware and Building Supply Business. Same owners for over 40 years!... continue

Health Food Store is a business for sale in BC.

Health Food Store

BC
Offered For Sale: Health Food Store with Coffee bar, Patio @ Certified kitchen $221,000 plus inventory@ Profitable health food store located in a small town in the beautiful west Kootenays. @Business has been in operation for seven years with steadily increasing growth. Store offers an exc... continue


95 Brickers Road

95 Brickers Rd, Fernie, BC, V0B 1M5
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