Investing in BC's Vancouver Island and Coast Region


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


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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Profitable Wine Making Business is a business for sale in BC.

Profitable Wine Making Business

5835, Duncan, BC
Business has been operating in Duncan, for at least 22 years.@ I have operated it myself for 10 years.@ It's now time for my retirement, and want someone to take over my 700+ loyal customers.@ Wine Kitz is not a franchise, any longer, but a licensee, with a $1 a year fee only.@ Business can be opera... continue

1450 Waddington Rd is a commercial real estate opportunity in BC.

1450 Waddington Rd

1450 Waddington Rd, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 4V9
... continue - Excellent Turnkey Business Opportunity! is a business for sale in BC. - Excellent Turnkey Business Opportunity!

4946 Del Monte Avenue, Victoria, BC
An incredible opportunity to own a very stable and profitable online business with strong opportunities for growth and increased income potential.@ Established websites and associated business included in the package: • • • • Plus 135 Doma... 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