Investing in BC's Nanaimo Regional District


Region:  Vancouver Island and Coast



Community Size: 3,200.71 km²

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Top Brand Service Station is a business for sale in BC.

Top Brand Service Station

660 Primrose St, Qualicum, BC
2017 adjusted net income of over $300k!@Here is your rare chance to own a profitable business that you can actually run as an absentee owner. Top Brand Service station with C-Store. Located in the Parksville-Qualicum area, this high volume service station sold 2,000,000 Liters last year and climbin... continue

177 Weld St is a commercial real estate opportunity in BC.

177 Weld St

177 Weld St, Parksville, BC, V9P
Welcome to 177 Weld Street, located in Parksville’s newest development area! Here you will find a great mixed use building constructed in 2010 and 100% occupied by professional tenants. Two executive style penthouse lofts provide the residential component of this property. With over 7,000 square fee... continue

Indoor Cycling Studio for Sale is a business for sale in BC.

Indoor Cycling Studio for Sale

#6-5769 Turner Road, Nanaimo, BC
If you are looking to step into a turnkey business with nothing but room to grow this is your chance! Indoor cycling classes are one of the top group exercises in North America and around the world. Historically, they have been done in large multi-purpose fitness facilities; this@is the only boutiqu... continue

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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

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