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

The Flats golf course, Canal Flats, BC. — Brad Hill 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: Amanda Robinson

Executive director: Susan E. Clovechok

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



Chamber Contact

Susan Clovechok, executive director of the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce

The new Rural Advisory Council allows B.C.’s small communities to influence the development of policies relevant to them.

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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 at 8866 Grainger Road.

Current council

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

Economic development contact

  • Adrian Bergles, Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Financial Officer: 250-349-5462
  • Chris Field, Economic Development Contractor
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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