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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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
Big Tent RV Campground is a business for sale in BC.

Big Tent RV Campground

745 Island E Hwy, Parksville, BC
Offered for sale is the well-established Big Tent RV Park in Parksville. This profitable RV park and Campground offers a mix of approximately 100 tenting and full service RV sites. The full-service sites are occupied most of the year. Strong revenue is increasing year over year.The site is flat, on ... continue

Nanaimo Centre One is a commercial real estate opportunity in BC.

201 - Nanaimo Centre One

65 Front St, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 5H9
The Second Floor (2nd) was previously occupied by Catalyst Paper Corp. This executive office space is tastefully decorated. The Floorplan consists of the following features: - Coffee Station - Photocopy and Paper station - Water Views - Level Access to Back Parking Lot - Approx 1,600 sq ft of ... continue

Popular Restaurant & Residence For Sale is a business for sale in BC.

Popular Restaurant & Residence For Sale

10052 Malaspina Road, Powell River, BC
DESTINATION RESTAURANT @ CATERING BUSINESS - This well-established 157 seat restaurant is known for its delectable food, excellent service, stunning views and beautiful setting on a 1.83 acre property overlooking Okeover Inlet and Coastal Range mountains. Located just 10 minutes from the village of ... continue

Success Stories

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CrowdEmotion Opens Victoria Office

CrowdEmotion is a London based human artificial intelligence (AI) company that enables individuals and organisations to safely read body language through their everyday devices to measure, model and simulate human experiences. It has established an office in Victoria, British Columbia (B.C... continue

 
 
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, Daitanserves 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