It’s not uncommon for city dwellers to wax rhapsodic when talking about their trips to the Kootenays. Fresh air, wildlife, incredible recreation opportunities, and enchanting historic towns all seem to good to be true. Fortunately, the Kootenays is a real place where people work (and ski in the same day!), go to school, and contribute to their communities. If you are dreaming of #YourBetterLife, have a look at these business opportunities located along the powder highway.
A bustling, spirited city, Nelson has more restaurants per capita than any other city in Canada. This speaks to the voracious appetite of Nelsonites for dining and socializing. If food is your passion, check out these well-loved businesses that are currently for sale.
Jaganatha Express – a popular restaurant that promotes health and wellness. Vegan and vegetarian foods made with the finest ingredients. https://imaginekootenay.com/opportunity/jagannatha-express-nelson/
Dominion Café – a warm and cozy café serving delicious home-made baked goods, sandwiches and wraps. Located in one of Nelson’s most charming heritage buildings on Baker St., the café is a draw for locals and tourists alike. https://imaginekootenay.com/opportunity/the-dominion-cafe-nelson-bc/
Appy Café & Artesian Gallery – drive along the shore of beautiful Kootenay Lake, just a few clicks outside of Nelson and you will find this lovely café. The Appy sells home-made food, locally-roasted coffee and artisan goods. Closed from January to March, this is a perfect business for someone who loves to ski. https://imaginekootenay.com/opportunity/appy-cafe-artisan-gallery-nelson/
With several tech companies moving to historic Rossland and a huge revitalization underway in Trail -that includes new civic buildings, theatre upgrades and bike lanes – this area is perfect for people who love an active lifestyle and the amenities of city living.
6790 sq ft office space – have a large or growing business? This brand new office space is conveniently located in downtown Trail. Currently an open space, it is ready for interior finishes. Here’s your opportunity to customize a space to suit your business needs. https://imaginekootenay.com/opportunity/6790-sq-ft-officeprofessional-space-1270-cedar-ave-trail-bc/
Downtown Rossland Renovated Heritage Office Space – Completely renovated with an urban industrial vibe that includes warm brick and exposed ductwork, this is a great space for creatives. https://imaginekootenay.com/opportunity/downtown-rossland-renovated-heritage-office-space-trail/
Retail/Office space for lease in downtown Trail – clean and modern, this 1850 sq foot space is located in downtown Trail and can be used for retail or office space. Recently renovated, it is move in ready. Rent and lease terms are negotiable. https://imaginekootenay.com/opportunity/6790-sq-ft-officeprofessional-space-1270-cedar-ave-trail-bc/
This town has what every adventurer craves, Snowmobile trails, incredible skiing, snowshoeing, paragliding, mountain biking white-water rafting, the list goes on….If you need a lifestyle change here are 3 perfect opportunities:
Partnership Opportunity: Big Bend Skis – Big Bend builds custom quality skis with incredible graphics. The company is growing and not sacrificing quality to do so. Here’s your opportunity to invest in one of the coolest ski manufacturers out there. https://imaginekootenay.com/opportunity/partnershipinvestment-opportunity-2/
Partnership Opportunity: Off-Grid Eco-Retreat – This is an incredible opportunity for someone with a passion for sustainability and entrepreneurship. This gorgeous 33 acre retreat has 8 rooms, a wedding chapel, an event space and …“a rock star chef.” https://imaginekootenay.com/opportunity/mulvehill-creek-eco-retreat/
The Herbert House – A guest house with a perfect location! Herbert House is within walking distance to shopping, dining and the RMR resort shuttle. This well-loved guest house has visitors returning year after year. If you enjoy providing a welcoming atmosphere to long-term visitors, this could be for you! https://imaginekootenay.com/opportunity/the-herbert-house-boardingguest-house/
…stay tuned for part 2 where we discover work, life balance in Kimberley, Fernie, Columbia Valley & Golden BC!