Top unique businesses for sale in British Columbia’s Kootenay and Columbia Valley regions

In the mood for a career or lifestyle change? The Kootenays have a wealth of business opportunities

by Julie Matchett and Danielle Brost
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Tigz Designs in Creston is a bustling business that is currently for sale. — Photo by Lori Cameron

If you’re on the hunt for change this year, you might want to have a look at these unique businesses that are currently for sale in the Kootenay and Columbia Valley regions.

There are many reasons one might consider making the leap into business ownership: The freedom to carve your own niche, the ability to practice a long-held passion or skill and make money doing it, flexibility to set your own schedule. Or maybe you just want a challenge.

Whatever the reason—if you’re in the mood for change—check out our list of unique, one-of-a-kind business opportunities. 

East Kootenay: Businesses for sale

Unique business for sale in Cranbrook:

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Total Pet: Popular local pet shop

This well-established pet store has been providing superior service to Cranbrook for several years, offering premium pet food, products and of course, a selection of adorable companion critters.

Unique businesses for sale in Creston:

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Herbal remedy shop: Tilia Botanicals

Are you a herbalist looking for a place to set up shop in Creston? Tilia Botanicals has a shining reputation in the community, and the owner is ready to sell to the right buyer. Contact Rachel Beck to inquire about this one-of-a-kind opportunity.

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Thriving gift and tea shop: Tigz Designs

An exciting opportunity awaits in Creston as one of the town's most beloved specialty stores, Tigz Designs/Tea Hut, is now on the market with RE/MAX. Boasting both a bustling store location and a flourishing web business, this asset sale includes approximately $50k worth of inventory, along with all equipment and supplies needed to run this successful enterprise.

Unique business for sale in Golden:

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Golden staple, the Bluebird Cafe

Located on the way to Kicking Horse Coffee, this beloved Golden cafe is now up for sale. It's been running since 2014 and shows great promise for future growth.

Unique business for sale in Kimberley:

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Meat Matters butchery

This Kimberley butcher shop comes with primarily new equipment, including a high-volume smoker, walk-in cooler/freezer, and merchandising coolers/freezers—along with a fully stocked inventory of products. Established website and active social media accounts included.  

West Kootenay: Businesses for sale

Unique business for sale in Robson:

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Tempo gas station

This substantial investment opportunity will bring large rewards, as one of the most central businesses in the Robson/Castlegar area. This fully-equipped gas station boasts a liquor store, convenience store, and PO boxes.

Unique businesses for sale in Trail:

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Boutique office space

Are you seeking to acquire a charming boutique office space in a sought-after location? Look no further! This property offers the perfect opportunity to own a commercial space while enjoying the convenience of living upstairs in a cozy bachelor suite with ample parking space. The 850 sqft commercial area has recently undergone renovations, totaling over $100,000, ensuring a modern and inviting atmosphere.

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Lively locale: Rex Hotel Sports Bar

At the Rex Hotel Sports Bar, patrons can engage in games of pool, shuffleboard, darts, and foosball while reminiscing with friends. As an added bonus, the establishment features 12 rooms upstairs, with three currently leased to long-term tenants. The remaining nine rooms, primed for occupancy, present an opportunity for the new owner to capitalize on and maximize potential returns. 

Unique business for sale in Nelson:

Farm-to-table restaurant: Pitchfork

Acquire a cherished and highly prosperous farm-to-table restaurant situated in the heart of Nelson, BC. Celebrated for its seasonal menu meticulously crafted from locally sourced ingredients, Pitchfork honours the richness of the Kootenay region. Housed within a charming heritage building boasting brick walls and featuring some of Nelson's finest outdoor seating, this restaurant has plenty of potential.

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