BC City Guides

Feb 3, 2022
Salmon Arm: Where Opportunity Meets Community
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + City of Salmon Arm A Small City with Big IdeasWith more than 130 high-tech companies, Salmon Arm is a hub for technology and innovation. Recognizing the exciting growth potential within this sector, Salmon Arm Economic Development Society (SAEDS) launched the Salmon Arm Innovation Centre Powered by SASCU in 2018. A...

Feb 1, 2022
New Westminster: Future Forward
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + City of New Westminster New Westminster has deep roots in the Lower Mainland. Metro Vancouver grew up around the 15 square kilometres New Westminster occupies, as evidenced by its heritage downtown commercial district. “New Westminster is a compact community with approximately 80,000 residents, but it is robust in history,” says Blair...

Jan 27, 2022
Live, Work, Play and Thrive: Finding it all in Langford
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + City of Langford The City of Langford: a fast-growing, business-friendly lifestyle city where a young, motivated, hard-working and diverse population is turning heads and making headlines. In fact, Langford has stacked up some recent awards, including “Best Community in BC,” “#18 in Canada” by Maclean’s, and “Most Resilient City” and “Best Place...

Jan 25, 2022
Fort St. John: Not Your Grandparents' City
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + City of Fort St. John Quick: think of a community in BC with a young, energetic vibe, plenty of work in high-paying jobs, and 304 days of sun every year. If your mind’s eye went straight to the Okanagan, make a full stop and head north because those characteristics are...

Jan 24, 2022
Visit Ambleside and Dundarave
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Ambleside Dundarave Business Improvement Association In Ambleside and Dundarave, we believe it takes a village to make a village, to embrace our local shops and services, and to encourage residents, employees and visitors to West Vancouver to support our local economy. The villages are home to interesting and varied shopping...

Jan 14, 2022
Campbell River: A Small City with Big Aspirations
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + City of Campbell River Matthew Gionet was born and raised in this seaside Vancouver Island community of more than 36,000 people and has witnessed its evolution from a bedrock resource industry community to a diverse and increasingly nimble hub of innovation and entrepreneurship. “My dad and grandad worked at the pulp...

Jan 12, 2022
B.C.’s Most Economically Resilient Cities in 2022
Andrew Macaulay

Carrying forward last year’s theme of resilience, our eighth annual ranking of B.C.’s best cities for work once again examines 50 of the province’s largest communities. With added consideration for social and environmental resilience, we throw a spotlight on the...

Jan 12, 2022
Quesnel: Live and Work in Nature's Playground
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + City of Quesnel Quesnel is located in the central interior of BC, on the traditional territory of the Lhtako Dene. Our four-seasons, outdoor playground offers unlimited adventure and recreational opportunities at our doorstep, making that work-life balance we all want a little more obtainable. Ride our new mountain biking trail...

Jan 10, 2022
Penticton offers ideal work-life balance
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + City of Penticton Picture it: two lakes, 200+ wineries, a vibrant craft beer and wine scene, Apex Mountain Ski Resort, Nickel Plate Nordic Centre, mountain biking trails, world-class rock climbing, a mild climate and much more. Penticton is about living the lifestyle dream while staying ahead in the business game. “While...

Jan 4, 2022
Abbotsford: Cultivating a skilled workforce
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + City of Abbotsford Abbotsford, BC, is known for its agriculture—amounting to $1.8 billion—but did you know the City is also growing a skilled workforce? The labour market in Abbotsford is young, with a median age of 37.9 years old. The city was recognized in 2018 as one of the Top 7...

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