Key Industries

Radium Wonder-Land - Seeking “Owners,” “Homesteaders,” and Independent Entrepreneurs

Radium’s 21st century emergence as one of B.C.’s premier locations for recreational/second home property ownership and evolution into a resort community co-exists with almost 100 years of community history rooted in proximity to national parks and forestry.

To realize its vision of an authentic, connected, self-sufficient, beautiful, and environmentally-focused mountain resort community our target growth activity is:

  • tourism services/infrastructure/outdoor adventure attractions
  • atmospheric retail
  • arts and culture
  • health and wellness and other professional services
  • technology-based enterprise
  • independent entrepreneurs

Join us – bring your vision to life. Help us bring our vision to life.


Local Employment Base

Wood Products Manufacturing (Canfor), Government, Tourism (accommodation/food services), Retail, Construction.


Trade Area

  • Immediate area (general retail) - 5,000 (year-round) to 9,000 (summer)
  • Extended trading area – 9,000 (year-round) to 20,000 (summer)

 

Employment Base

Top Radium Employers                                        # Employees (estimated)

Local Hotels/Motels/Restaurants                            200+ (seasonal increase)
Canadian Forest Products (Canfor)                       150
Parks Canada – Kootenay National Park              20+ (seasonal increase)
Baymag/John Wolfe Construction                           37
Radium Resort/Springs Golf Course                      20+

 

B.C.’s Competitive Industry Sectors

Profiles of 7 key B.C. industry sectors (agrifood, forestry, mining, natural gas, technology, tourism, transportation) with global competitive advantage (www.britishcolumbia.ca/invest/industry-sectors.aspx) are available on the Trade and Invest B.C. website.