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Presently, the community is actively pursuing new light industry and commercial ventures; we are no longer primarily a single industry community. Clearwater abounds with outdoor recreation opportunities, fully serviced residential and commercial properties and, most important, a community prepared to encourage new business enterprise. For those entrepreneurs interested in business, Clearwater is the perfect place to establish a business. Contact the District Economic Development Officer at 250-674-2257 for more information on establishing a business in our community.

Clearwater’s climate, relaxing lifestyle and low cost of living is well suited for seniors and young working families. The community offers a safe and peaceful lifestyle that includes the amenities of a sustainable community including education, health care and recreational opportunities. A medical centre and full service hospital provides health care. Emergency services include a fire department, R.C.M.P. detachment and ambulance service. Education is available from kindergarten to grade 12 and post-secondary opportunities are available at the Community Resource Centre for the North Thompson and Thompson Rivers University outreach program. Recreational opportunities abound in the area with up to date facilities and a wilderness backcountry. Current infrastructure, which includes a modern seweage and water system, is capable of serving almost double the current population. Other services include financial, legal and realty offices, a mini mall, grocery store and over 135 other businesses to serve one’s needs. Clearwater is the gateway to Wells Gray Provincial Park.

Search for investment opportunities in Clearwater by visiting the Opportunities BC Website.

Available from the District of Clearwater office or by download in pdf format, the following document provides an Economic Profile of the most widely used sources of statistics.  Containing an extensive range of information on the economy of Clearwater/Wells Gray Country including demographics, land availability and sector-specific information.  It is a valuable research tool for investing and conducting business in the Region.

District of Clearwater Economic Profile 2015


CAO/ Economic Development Officer
Leslie Groulx
phone: 250.674.2257
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