Investing in Squamish, British Columbia



Region:  Lower Mainland/Southwest

Regional District:  Squamish-Lillooet

Squamish, BC is a vibrant, growing community in the heart of Sea to Sky country, mid-way between Vancouver and Whistler. World class outdoor recreation assets draw people to visit and move here for a balanced lifestyle that offers some of the best mountain biking, rock climbing, kite boarding, hiking, and snowsport opportunities anywhere.

• Young, educated, adventure-driven people are flocking to Squamish for a change of lifestyle, and they are finding it. With one of the fastest growing population growth rates in the Province of B.C., Squamish has grown at 14% over the past five years to a population of 19,893 at the last census (2016). Approximately 74% of the population is under the age of 40, according to 2016 Census data.

• The median household income in Squamish is over $88,366— approximately 26% higher than the B.C. median household income ($69,995, 2016 census).

• Unique Outdoor Recreation Lifestyle – Nestled between ocean and mountains, the small-town setting, spectacular natural environment, and world class outdoor recreation make for a lifestyle few places can offer. Being ‘hardwired for adventure’, no other place offers so many outdoor recreation pursuits in such proximity.

• Multimodal Transportation Infrastructure (deep sea port, rail, highway) – Our infrastructure moves cargo to major markets worldwide and is connected to industrial land development opportunities. A newly upgraded highway improves travel time to Vancouver and Whistler (45 minutes each way).

• Expanding Business Community – Education, Tourism, Manufacturing, and Retail industries are experiencing growth in Squamish, with the majority of local businesses planning expansions.


Community Size: 121.12 km²

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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

One Small Room Children's Boutique is a business for sale in BC.

One Small Room Children's Boutique

1-1861 Mamquam Rd,, Squamish, BC
Inspired by kids and named after a family-owned toy store in rural Manitoba, One Small Room is a children’s boutique focusing on a thoughtful selection of clothing, books and accessories made by local, independent and/or environmentally responsible brands. The boutique features a growing number of e... continue

1 - 1900 Garibaldi Way

1900 Garibaldi Way, Squamish, BC, V8B 0P9
THE OPPORTUNITY Garibaldi Village Shopping Centre is comprised of 39,153 SF of rentable area, located directly on Highway 99 in Squamish. Squamish is a thriving community currently experiencing unprecedented growth. Recent investment in the area includes the $600 million upgrade to the Sea-to-Sky Hi... continue

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