Investing in BC's Nanaimo Regional District



Region:  Vancouver Island and Coast



Community Size: 3,200.71 km²

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Established Information Technology, Digital Surveillance, Wi-Fi, Managed Services business

625 Hillside Ave Unit 4A, Victoria, BC, V8T4R9
An established multi-facetted Information Technology Business, providing Hardware sales, Managed Services, 24/7 support contracts province wide, Digital Surveillance, Hospitality WiFi / more. Also includes a 6 year established Philanthropy focused division, including elaborate events which have giv... continue

Cha Ch'a Java is a business for sale in BC.

Cha Ch'a Java

198 Island Highway East, Parksville, BC
A rare opportunity to purchase a thriving business, together with two strata lots, ideally located in downtown Parksville. This successful coffee bar and roaster business has been operating since 1998. Featuring fair-trade coffee, tea, light meals, dessert items, and a smoothie bar. The two ... continue

The Gusola Block is a commercial real estate opportunity in BC.

The Gusola Block

78 Wharf St, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 5G6
This mid-size, 1,900 square foot, retail or office space is located in the Gusola Block, on the corner of Commercial and Wharf Streets. The Gusola Block is among the most central and prominent retail buildings in Downtown Nanaimo. The premises are unique in their design by incorporating a walk-down ... continue

Success Stories

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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