Investing in Duncan, British Columbia


Region:  Vancouver Island and Coast

Regional District:  Cowichan Valley

Duncan serves as an economic hub for the Cowichan Region. They provide healthcare, retail, professional services and cultural tourism. Downtown has a rich heritage including 100 year old City Hall and clock tower, train station and the Cowichan Valley Museum. Duncan's goal is to be a carbon neutral, healthy and affordable community with a strong economy. The city is known for great shopping and dining and as a major employment hub for the region. The area is home to Vancouver Island University, public schools and private schools.


Community Size: 2.08 km²

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Baan-Do's Stir Fry is a business for sale in BC.

Baan-Do's Stir Fry

38 Seat plus patio restaurant with specialty stir fry menu. Over 11 years in operation with consistent gross sales and strong take-out service. Long term lease available. Potential of building purchase. Freestanding, fresh renos to space, paved on site parking, great visibility across from community... continue

3096 Gibbins Rd is a commercial real estate opportunity in BC.

3096 Gibbins Rd

3096 Gibbins Rd, Duncan, BC, V9L 1E9
Commercial/Mixed use Development Site - Shovel Ready. Situated near the Cowichan District Hospital and close proximity to downtown is this flat undeveloped parcel of land, nearly one acre in size with a C2 zoning which is the broadest uses permitted in the commercial zones in North Cowichan. Permitt... continue

Baan-Do's Too Restaurant is a business for sale in BC.

Baan-Do's Too Restaurant

James Street, Duncan, BC
36 Seat restaurant in Duncan specializing in Beverages and hamburger fast food. Bubble Tea, Milk-shakes, smoothies, Italian sodas, wraps and poutine are featured. Full kitchen allows conversion to other menu items or complete change to other food styles. Leaseholds in place for anything from take-ou... continue

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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

British Columbia Fish Processor Lands Multiple Deals from Seafood Expo

Hub City Fisheries, of Nanaimo, British Columbia, netted big rewards after attending the Seafood Expo North America event in the spring of 2014.  In the months following the show, the Vancouver Island-based value-added fish processor finalized several deals to supply fish destined for the U... continue