Investing in BC's Capital Regional District

Overview

Region:  Vancouver Island and Coast

The Capital Regional District (CRD) is a local government administrative district encompassing the southern tip of Vancouver Island and the southern Gulf Islands in the Canadian province of British Columbia. The CRD is one of several regional districts in British Columbia and had an official population of 359,991 as of the Canada 2011 Census.[1]

The CRD encompasses the thirteen municipalities of Greater Victoria and the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area on Vancouver Island, the Salt Spring Electoral Area, and the Southern Gulf Islands Electoral Area. Its headquarters is in the City of Victoria, although there are many office and operational facilities throughout the region. The total land area is 2,341.11 km2 (903.91 sq mi).

The CRD was formed in 1966 as a federation of seven municipalities and five electoral areas to provide coordination of regional issues and local government in rural areas in the Greater Victoria region.[

http://crd.bc.ca

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Community Size: 4,487.85 km²

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Profitable Consumer Product Business is a business for sale in BC.

Profitable Consumer Product Business

South Vancouver Island, South Vancouver Island, BC
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Driftwood Building is a commercial real estate opportunity in BC.

Driftwood Building

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Blue Vista Resort is a business for sale in BC.

Blue Vista Resort

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