Business investment opportunities in The Elk Valley, British Columbia

Why Elk Valley?

Why BC’s Elk Valley?

BC’s Elk Valley is a place that offers a unique combination of outdoor recreation, family-friendly community activities and a year-round small town warmth. The outdoor lifestyle and amenities and a strong economic foundation are the ingredients that drive long term success and personal happiness in the Valley.

There is an intangible about our communities of Elkford, Fernie and Sparwood, a difficult to define combination of: sense of place, community pride, and a willingness to work together to make individuals, families, and businesses successful.

Build Your Own adVenture in BC’s Elk Valley

The Valley is seen as a positive investment opportunity, the best kept secret, just west of the Alberta border. Below are just a few of the business needs that community leaders and entrepreneurs have identified. Explore these or bring YOUR own idea to the Valley.

  • Services to support metallurgical coal mining operations, including drilling and environmental consulting and testing services
  • Four-season adventure tourism services and education
  • Luxury wilderness lodges and limited service hotels
  • Mobile, quick-service, fast-casual and fine-dining restaurants
  • Small engine repair and storage for RV’s, boats, snowmobiles and ATVs
  • Licensed childcare providers and workers
  • Home-based businesses
  • Graphic designers, multimedia developers, artists and artisans
  • Conference, arena and sports facilities
  • Commercial, residential and vacation property development
  • Seniors and workforce housing
  • Engineering, consulting and professional services

Income levels are 29% higher than the BC Provincial average providing large levels of disposable income to spend on goods and services in the community.

The grouping of these local communities provides an escape from the hurried pace of everyday life. They provide experiences akin to images found in a magazine; to its visitors and residents it’s impossible not to stop for just a moment to take in the beauty of the Valley’s natural surroundings.


If you have a job where you can work from anywhere…
why not choose BC’s Elk Valley?