Top 10 most unique businesses for sale in the Kootenays — Summer 2016

The Kootenays offers up an eclectic selection of businesses for sale.

Scenic view of Nelson from top of mountain.

The Kootenays—breathtaking scenery, an active lifestyle, and the perfect place to start a new business venture. — Photo courtesy Flickr

From golf course resorts to go-kart operations the Kootenays have a number of one-of-a-kind businesses for sale. From time to time, Kootenay Business is pleased to feature some of the most unique enterprises and opportunities for sale in the Kootenay region. Ever thought of owning your own business and living the Kootenay lifestyle? Well, here's your opportunity! 

Update: Unique and one-of-a-kind business opportunities abound in the Kootenays - check out our latest list of area businesses for sale in 2020.  

Fisher Peak Camping & Trailer Rentals — Cranbrook

Fisher Peak Camping & Trailer Rentals — Cranbrook — Photo courtesy Fisher Peak Rentals

This Cranbrook-based company is looking for folks with a passion for camping to take this fun, thriving business to the next level! In 4 short years, the company has grown from a home-based business with trailers off site, to a highly visible commercial depot—making camping easy for hundreds of families every summer. This year, the company received local recognition with a nomination for a Cranbrook Business Excellence award in Hospitality & Tourism Excellence, and provincial recognition with a Gold RVwest Reader's Choice Award for Favorite RV Rental Company in BC. Give the owners a shout for more info. 250-581-2090.

Home Hardware: Business, Building and Land — Golden

Home Hardware: Business, Building and Land — Golden — Photo courtesy Home Hardware

Building and land can be bought separately with lease back to Home Hardware tenant. Annual income over $6,000,000; building – 45,500 sq. ft. built in 2005; land – 4.47 Acres. Great Business – it has been in the family for over 50 years. Great trading area and the market and community is growing with CP Rail expanding its workforce this year. New building with 38,000 sq. ft. show room & retail warehouse built 2005. $3.5 million business, land and building sold separately. Contact: Bob Scragg, MacDonald Commercial. Phone: 604-736-5611

Heli Springs Chalets and Heli Pad — Panorama

Heli Springs Chalets and Heli Pad — Panorama — Photo courtesy

How cool would it be owning your own mountain chalets with a helipad included? Two luxurious, fully furnished and completely self-contained cedar log chalets presently utilized for daily/weekly upscale rentals; each chalet is 2,000 sq ft and accommodates up to 10 people comfortably. Property is setup to run off the grid year round and includes 52 acres of future development land. Helicopter landing area is in place on the property. Property is located only 37 km from the BC Government-approved Jumbo Glacier Resort that will host year round glacier skiing. $1.85 million. For more information, please call 250-342-0234 or refer to:

Mountain Baby Retail Operation – Nelson

Mountain Baby Retail Operation – Nelson — Photo courtesy Mountain Baby

Mountain Baby is a retail business investment opportunity located in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada. Situated in a prime location in the heart of downtown Nelson, on famous historic Baker St. For over 22 years, Mountain Baby has provided excellent quality, sustainable products for young children, from birth to age six. It has developed strong trust within the community, and beyond. The store has a large and dedicated customer base, now spanning generations, and is a destination shopping experience for both the surrounding geographical area and the many tourists who come through town year round.  Contact owner Judy Banfield direct at [email protected]

Kokanee Park Marina — Nelson/Kootenay Lake

Kokanee Park Marina — Nelson/Kootenay Lake — Photo courtesy Kokanee Park Marina

Kootenay Lake’s biggest marina is located adjacent to Kokanee Provincial Park and campground on the west arm of Kootenay Lake. This very unique property has a full service marina, repair shop, boat rentals, general store and the nicest waterfront property on the entire west arm by far! The marina brings in $2 million a year in sales, has very positive cash flow and borders the largest campground in BC. This is the only boat repair shop on the lake and has a 30-year License of Occupation. This property has no zoning. Phone Paul at 1-250-551-2714.

Skimmerhorn Winery and Vineyard — Creston

Skimmerhorn Winery and Vineyard — Creston — Photo courtesy Skimmerhorn Winery

A dream come true! Here is your opportunity to buy Skimmerhorn Winery and Vineyard in the beautiful Creston Valley. Situated on 19.74 acres of fertile farmland, overlooking the Valley and offering panoramic views in every direction. Planted to a mix of vines chosen specifically for the Creston Valley that produce award winning cool climate wines. $2,495,000. Contact realtor Gord Houweling 604-852-1180 or [email protected]

Go-Kart Business, waiting for speedy sale — Cranbrook

Go-Kart Business, waiting for speedy sale — Cranbrook — Photo courtesy Kootenay Business

This Go-Kart operation started in Cranbrook several years ago and has 8 double family karts and 5 fast karts. It has its own track, all the karts, helmets and accessories needed to operate this ready-to-go popular entertainment business. Land lease to be transferred (no building on site). If you want to have your own business, $20,000 will get you in the driver's seat. Call Chris 250-421-9082.

B&B or Retreat! Artisan Row — Crawford Bay

B&B or Retreat! Artisan Row — Crawford Bay — Photo courtesy Kootenay Business

Looking to semi-retire or run a home-based business? This tastefully appointed, architect designed, nearly new home is located on over an acre in the Artisan Row of Crawford Bay and may just be your answer. The upper level has a separate living space with 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms making it a perfect B&B setup or retreat opportunity. A large bright 16′ x 24′ studio is located off the main floor and was run as a pottery studio, but could also lend itself to many other possibilities. Fantastic exposure with ample parking and highway access while being close to restaurants, bars, artisan shops, grocery store, Kokanee Springs Golf resort and, of course, fabulous Kootenay Lake. Start living the dream Kootenay Lake lifestyle today. $480,000. Neil & Catherine Myers  250-227-9077.

Redstone Golf Resort — Rossland

Redstone Golf Resort — Rossland — Photo courtesy Redstone Golf Course

Exceptional opportunity to purchase Redstone Golf Resort, an 18 hole championship golf course located in beautiful Rossland, BC. This golf course, located in the stunning Kootenay region of BC, combines breathtaking scenery, interesting layouts, elevation changes, with a specially designed course that will test better players while remaining playable from the forward tees. Redstone Golf Resort is a par 72, 6,883 yard course with 4 to 5 tee boxes on each hole. The sale includes the golf course, practice facilities, clubhouse, kitchen, maintenance buildings and additional equipment. $3,995,000
Contact realtor Chad Biafore, Colliers International 250-861-8110. 

High-end Custom Woodworking Company

High-end Custom Woodworking Company — Photo courtesy Rob Julien

Excellent opportunity to live and work in a desirable ski community and run a well-established, very reputable custom woodworking company. They have been in business for nearly 25 years and are known for producing high-quality wood doors (exterior and interior), cabinets and other custom millwork. It has been in operation for 25 years servicing BC, Alberta and U.S. markets, and has an excellent reputation in the industry for producing quality work. For more information contact: Contact: Rob Julien. Phone: 403-993-2027. Email: [email protected]

Source and Disclaimer: These listings were sourced from various sources including Venture Connect; Imagine Kootenay, realtor listings and private sale listings.  While we believe this information to current, accurate and correct we can not guarantee its accuracy. We encourage all interested buyers to do their due diligence including talking to a licensed realtor or business adviser for guidance.

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