Investing in BC's Lower Mainland/Southwest Region

Overview

The Mainland/Southwest is B.C.'s most populous region, home to 2.8 million people or 61 percent of the provincial population. This dynamic metropolitan area offers economic opportunities, a mild climate, an active lifestyle and all the amenities of a vibrant urban centre.

One of the most ethnically diverse areas in Canada, Mainland/Southwest is made up of the city of Vancouver and th... Read More

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Community Size: 39,865.49 km²

The BC Economic Atlas provides an intuitive way to gain a better understanding of B.C.’s vibrant economy and diverse communities by making information available from thousands of data sources through the use of interactive maps. This information can be used for opportunity identification and business case analysis by site selectors and corporate investors.

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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
Licensed Vancouver Distillery & Tasting Lounge is a business for sale in BC.

Licensed Vancouver Distillery & Tasting Lounge

Vancouver, BC
RE/MAX Commercial Advantage is proud to present one of the very first (and very few) fully licensed BC distilleries in Vancouver Exclusively For Sale. An incredible opportunity to capture a fully functioning distillery and tasting lounge with BCLDB and private store distribution in place. Immense po... continue

Rogers Building is a commercial real estate opportunity in BC.

220+224 - Rogers Building

470 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, V6C 1V4
4 existing offices and 2 large open areas with kitchen... continue

Land For Sale In A Growing Suburban Market @ Maple Ridge is a commercial real estate opportunity in BC.

Land For Sale In A Growing Suburban Market @ Maple Ridge

23367 Lougheed Highway, Maple Ridge, BC, V2W 1B8
OpportunityTo acquire individual parcels or a combination of parcels in the Albion Flats area of Maple Ridge that offers significant upside and value in a growing suburban market. With individual lots ranging from 1.834 acres to 5.535 acres or up to a potential total combined area of 24.856 acres.Lo... continue

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Vaudeville Sound Opens New Studio in British Columbia

British Columbia boasts a range of opportunities in film, television, game development and virtual and altered reality. It’s what made Vancouver the ideal location for Vaudeville Studio’s new Canadian studio. Vaudeville’s U.K. and U.S. post audio studios are based out of London... continue

 
 
Nano-Lit Technologies: Advancing the Future of Lighting

Nano-Lit Technologies has embraced the importance of natural light in health and wellbeing, by developing quantum dot LED lighting fixtures with technology that mimics the highly saturated colours of sunlight. Nano-Lit delivers sunlight on demand by emulating the sun from sunrise to sunset... continue

 
 
British Columbia’s Mythical City Games Partners with Hypereal VR in China

Virtual reality, altered reality and video gaming are big business in British Columbia, and local companies have been attracting partnerships and investment from compatible international enterprises. It’s easy for businesses here to collaborate with Asian businesses because of frequent... continue