Canal Flats: Who's who in business

Business in Canal Flats is thriving, and people are flocking to this pleasant, relaxing community.

Canal Flats, BC

Canal Flats is home of the headwaters of the mighty Columbia River—the 4th largest river system in North America. — Kerry Shellborn Photo

Community Pulse Population750 full-time residents; large population of part-time residents. Number of businesses24 Supporting industriesForestry

The village of Canal Flats is tucked conveniently between the communities of Cranbrook and Invermere, making it easy to access all the amenities of larger centres without compromising small-town charm. There are plenty of recreation options, including a golf course, public beach, arena and ample walking trails and park areas.

Canal Flats Chamber of Commerce

Canal Flats falls under the umbrella of the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce. Located at the “Crossroads” on Highway 93 & 95, the chamber office also houses a visitor's centre where guests can learn more about the Columbia Valley communities and all the activities available therein.

Current president: Andrea Tubbs

Executive director: Pete Bourke

Fee for membership: $113 - $212 depending on type of business.



Chamber Contact

Executive director Pete Bourke and visitor centre supervisor Sarah Miller of the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce, beside the chamber sign on Highway 93/95

The board of the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce welcomes Pete Bourke to the position of executive director.

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City of Canal Flats

Canal Flats is known for having a strong sense of community, making it the perfect location for families, business owners, retirees and pretty much anyone else looking for the blissful Kootenay lifestyle in a serene setting.

The village council meetings are open to the public, and held regularly on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Columbia Discovery Center, 8866 Grainger Road.

Contact the Village Office:

Address - 8853 Grainger Road (PO Box 159), Canal Flats, BC V0B 1B0

Phone - (250) 349-5462

Email - [email protected]

Current council, November 2018 to November 2022

  • Karl Sterzer, Mayor
  • Marie Delorme
  • Bill Lake
  • Doug McCutcheon
  • Kimberly Swerdferger

Economic development contact

Karl Sterzer, mayor of Canal Flats, B.C.
One-on-one with the Mayor

After years of struggling with its image and its economy, Canal Flats is on the threshold of becoming “Village Beautiful, Village Prosperous.”

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Do you own a business in Canal Flats? We'd like to hear more about you. Please contact us if you're a successful long-time business owner in the area, or if you think you would qualify as a top employer in the Kootenays.

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