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
Quilt Shop inventory is a business for sale in BC.

Quilt Shop inventory

6952 Duncan Street, Powell River, BC
Crazy Quilt Cottage is a full service quilting retail home based business.@ Inventory includes fabric, notions, book, patterns, Wonderfil threads, battings, interfacing etc.@ The business also has a long arm quilting machine but is not included in the business for sale.@@... continue

155 Skinner St is a commercial real estate opportunity in BC.

201 - 155 Skinner St

155 Skinner St, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 5E8
Cliff Centre is a modern three-storey office building situated in the downtown core within easy walking distance of all Downtown amenities such as the Nanaimo Courthouse, Vancouver Island Conference Centre, Port Theatre and Port Place Shopping Centre. The building is fully air conditioned with wheel... continue

Meal Delivery Business is a business for sale in BC.

Meal Delivery Business

Nanaimo, Nanaimo, BC
Small Business, Delivering Meals to Seniors on Vancouver Island.@Contract driver position.@Deliveries are done 4 days a week,@ Tuesday through Friday. Territory is@Crofton to Campbell River.Approximately 140 - 180 deliveries per week; about 30 hours of driving @ 2 hours weekly of paperwork. Pay is p... continue

Success Stories

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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

 
 
TREK Wildland Services brings fire control expertise to Indonesia

British Columbia’s expertise in managing forest fires has led a B.C. company to win a contract to train workers in fire-plagued parts of Indonesia. TREK Wildland Services has trained 400 Indonesians in Sumatra and East Kalimantan to fight out-of-control forest fires using the Incident... continue