Investing in BC's Squamish-Lillooet Regional District



Region:  Lower Mainland/Southwest

Straddling the southern Pacific Ranges of the Coast Mountains and encompassing 16,500 square kilometers of land, the SLRD features some of the province’s most spectacular forests, glaciers, rivers and lakes as well as an abundance of fertile agricultural land. From the historic mining town of Bralorne (Area A), to the sprawling ranch lands of West Pavilion (Area B), to the international resort destination of Whistler, the character and opportunities of the many communities within the region are as diverse as its striking topography.

While the southern SLRD is already well-known for its outdoor recreation, tourism is emerging as an important economic driver in the northern region as well. With its rugged terrain, rich cultural heritage, incredible climate, friendly small-town atmosphere and proximity to the Lower Mainland, the northern SLRD is poised to become a “must-do” for regional and destination visitors alike.

In addition to tourism, opportunities abound in agriculture, both in the Pemberton and Squamish valleys in the south and in the Lillooet area to the north. The Lillooet region has a long history of cattle ranching, farming and fruit production. Recent ventures into hops, grape-growing, wine-making and value-added processing are fueling excitement about the area’s agricultural potential.

Construction, forestry, renewable energy and mining add to the diverse mix of economic opportunities.

The SLRD strives to support the well-being of our residents and visitors, protect the region’s natural environment and beauty, enhance the region’s world-class outdoor recreation, and foster balanced, equitable and sustainable economic development. Building effective partnerships with regional stakeholders is a key element of our success.


Community Size: 16,686.76 km²

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Recent opportunities in the area

West Wood Organic Grocery

2307 47th Ave, Vancouver, BC
The store is located in an affluent area, Kerrisdale in Vancouver where young Chinese family population is growing, yet not enough businesses to service them. Currently the store features unique specialty organic produce items and local culinary products. Its floor space can easily display multiple ... continue

Deano's Pizza is a business for sale in BC.

Deano's Pizza

107 - 7th Avenue, Lillooet, BC
Popular take-out/delivery pizza business in convenient downtown location in beautiful rugged Lillooet; beautiful scenery but at a fraction of the price of Whister (only 1 1/2 hrs. from Whistler). Motivated seller; price includes all necessary equipment to re-start immediately. Affordable lease runs... continue

Twin Peaks Whistler is a commercial real estate opportunity in BC.

Twin Peaks Whistler

4365 Northlands Blvd, Whistler, BC, V0N 1B4
Located in Whistler Village steps away from the Village Stroll, Valley Trail and within walking distance to the chairlifts. Can be operated as a multifamily rental property or as a hotel asset. Amenities include an indoor/outdoor swimming pool, outdoor hot tub and change rooms.... continue

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