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
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

1251 Christie Road is a commercial real estate opportunity in BC.

1251 Christie Road

1251 Christie Road, Ladysmith, BC, V9G 1J5
Development site in close proximity to Ladysmith's town centre. 1201/1251 Christie Rd totals 4.7 acres zoned multi - family, with frontage on 3 separate roads. Previous development permit was for 66 townhouse units plus additional duplex lot. Do a phased build to reduce servicing costs or approach L... continue

Quadra & Hillside is a commercial real estate opportunity in BC.

2676 - Quadra & Hillside

2676 Quadra Street, Victoria, BC, V8T 4E4
Retail space for lease on the ground retail level of this mixed use complex on the corner of Quadra Street and Hillside Avenue. The subject property is situated just off of Douglas Street in the Downtown Victoria Core, and sits within walking distance of Mayfair Mall , and notable retailers such as ... 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