Investing in BC's Powell River Regional District



Region:  Vancouver Island and Coast

The Powell River Regional District (PRRD) is a British Columbian local government authority incorporating 5 electoral areas and one municipality (the City of Powell River). We provide services such as land use planning, emergency preparedness and 911, solid waste management, regional parks and fire protection to our residents.

The PRRD covers an area of approximately 5,000 sq km loca... Read More


Community Size: 6,984.50 km²

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Established growing Wool/Yarn Store and Gallery is a business for sale in BC.

Established growing Wool/Yarn Store and Gallery

4722 Marine Ave, Powell River, BC
Great Balls of Wool. Thriving@established successful and growing retail store/gallery.@ Unique!@ In business since 2010, owner retiring, turn-key operation.@ Strong local customer base with established reputation across Canada and beyond for wearable art clothing, inspirational designs and patterns.... continue

Atlin Ave is a commercial real estate opportunity in BC.

Atlin Ave

Atlin Ave, Powell River, BC, V8A
Over 7,000 feet of lake frontage! 123 acres!!! This expansive development property is an absolute dream! Situated on Powell Lake, purchase and develop this property into beautiful lake front lots. 10 minutes from Powell River town centre and a short walk to the ocean, this fantastic property is one ... continue

Commercial Building in Powell River is a business for sale in BC.

Commercial Building in Powell River

6812 Alberni St., Powell River, BC
Over 8000 sq. ft. of prime retail commercial space@in downtown Powell River. Corner building with ocean views and great visibility with@a big public@parking lot at the back. The building currently has 4 separate units. The main floor includes a cafe/restaurant, a deli and a bulk food store with 2 ba... 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