Investing in BC's Vancouver Island and Coast Region

Overview

The Vancouver Island/Coast economic region is located on the west coast of B.C. and includes all of Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and some of the coastal regions of the Mainland. This region is known for its temperate climate, unspoiled wilderness and beautiful coastlines.

In this very diverse area, you will find mountains, beaches, ancient rainforests and agricultural farmland.... Read More

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Community Size: 122,217.29 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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View facts and figures about BC’s Vancouver Island and Coast region to help inform your investment research. Click the title to expand and display the statistics.

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
Waterfront Retail oppurtunity is a business for sale in BC.

Waterfront Retail oppurtunity

#104 - 5405 Argyle Street, Port Alberni, BC
The 1500 Sqf shop is located at the Harbour Quay in the Arts District of Port Alberni. This is a prime location in a quickly changing place. The exterior and interior are all newly renovated with high ceilings, new doors, windows, a private bathroom and a staff room. The gallery has a one year renew... continue

4760 Tebo Ave is a commercial real estate opportunity in BC.

4760 Tebo Ave

4760 Tebo Ave, Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 8B1
Set up your light industrial business in Port Alberni where the cost of living is less and the community is regaining a great business vibe. Its location is at the head of the Alberni Inlet on Vancouver Island’s west coast, yet this property is still an easy 30 minute drive to the Inland Island High... continue

Successful Diner is a business for sale in BC.

Successful Diner

C - 8432 Trans Canada Hwy, Chemainus, BC
Opportunity to own a profitable turn-key restaurant Business. The Red Rooster Diner is the quintessential country kitchen offering a simple menu at great prices. Fully run by staff. Currently, open for lunch only, Island Hwy exposure at the turn off to Crofton, and Saltspring Island Ferry. Plenty of... continue

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Brazilian Tech Company Drawn to British Columbia

A Brazilian software development company has found the ideal location for expanding its operations – in Victoria, British Columbia. Founded in 2004, Daitan serves a global client base from multiple locations, including Campinas, Brazil and San Ramon, California. Now, the company has... continue

 
 
B.C. Cleantech Company Drives Fuel Efficiency in Trucking Industry

Sidney, B.C.-based Empire Hydrogen Energy Systems Inc. is sparking interest and sales in North American trucking fleets. The company’s innovative new fuel enhancement system allows large diesel engines to burn fuel 10-25% more efficiently.   The system consists of a small box of... continue