For Sale
Mountains & Co. Retail Shop
Kimberley, British Columbia


This turn-key business opportunity is a dream for many outdoor enthusiasts and is priced to sell soon.  Enjoy the lifestyle of operating your own adventure retail shop in a resort town in British Columbia ’s Kootenay Rockies.  Located in the growing resort city of Kimberley , this 3 ˝ year old business has seen significant growth in the past eight months, does not have local competition and has opportunities for more growth.   


The shop is about 1000 square feet and ideally should be expanded to carry more products to maximize potential.  It takes at least three years for a store to become established in a small town market so this business opportunity offers a head start without the troubles of a start-up.  The owners are proud of the store’s reputation and would like the right person to carry it on.  The asking price includes all inventory, fixtures, and equipment. 


Kimberley has a low cost of living and is ideally located for this business to take advantage of the growing local and regional recreational economy.  The tourism prospects for Kimberley are very good and now is the time to invest in this area while it is still affordable.   


The Business:

Mountains & Co. services the local and visitor market seeking equipment and supplies for their mountain adventures.  The three year old store has dedicated local clientele with many recreating visitors from the hot economy of Alberta adding significant traffic.


Equipment List:

The purchase price is for the turn key operation and includes all equipment, fixtures, and office equipment required to operate the retail store.  


Retail Inventory:

Currently we stock products from the following companies with the inventory worth approximately $30,000:

·         Mountain Hardwear clothing

·         Prana activewear

·         Stonewear Designs

·         Outdoor Research

·         Ambler Mountainworks

·         Gregory Backpacks

·         Kelty Backpacks

·         Petzl Headlamps

·         MSR stoves, snowshoes

·         Tubbs Snowshoes

·         Orotvox beacons

·         G3 avalanche probes & shovels

·         Cascade Designs

·         Trango Climbing gear

·         Sundog Eyewear

·         Variety of regional guidebooks, topographic maps, nature guides

·         Lifestyle gifts such as poster, books, wall signs

There are many more opportunities available, especially with carrying a larger selection of lifestyle clothing.  An additional capital investment of at least $20,000 is highly recommended and will maximize the store’s potential.


Property Lease

The business leases a 1500 square foot premise with 1000 square feet available for retail and 500 for storage.  The shop is located in Kimberley ’s Platzl, a pedestrian shopping plaza located in the heart of the downtown.  The current lease rate is $650 per month plus 7% GST tax and includes all property taxes and gas utilities.  Hydro averages $60 every two months. 


About the Community

Kimberley is a mountain lifestyle town located in southeast British Columbia and is home to approximately 7,000 people in a trading region of over 60,000.  There are three full golf courses in the city with another 13 courses within a 30-90 minute drive.  Kimberley is also home to the Kimberley Alpine Resort, operated by Resorts of the Canadian Rockies, owners of resorts at Lake Louise , Fernie, and several other locations.  The city is growing with many new residents and recreation home owners taking advantage of the city’s outdoor oriented lifestyle and its growing tourism economy.  Currently there is an unprecedented recreational growth in the city from residents of Alberta , Saskatchewan and the United Kingdom .  This growth is expected to continue especially as one looks at recent trends of nearby resort communities like Invermere, Fernie, and Canmore and their growth of the past ten years.


This is the time to invest in Kimberley as the future looks very bright with many new developments such as an expanded airport to service long-haul and overseas flights, a new paralympic training centre for Alpine and Nordic skiing at the Kimberley Alpine Resort, the Sullivan Mine Interpretive Centre, and many housing developments.  The airport expansion is expected to be completed by the summer of 2007 and once done, will be the only international airport in Canada within a 20 minute drive of a major ski/golf resort and will be called the Canadian Rockies International Airport . 


Visit the following websites for more information about Kimberley:







All the initial hard work has already been done in this business for it to prosper in a growing industry and resort town.  The owner is motivated to sell to follow a dream career.  Please contact us with any questions or offers.


Contact Information

Dan Hay

PO Box 355

Kimberley BC V1A 2Y9

Work Phone (250) 427-7200 (Monday – Friday 11-5 MDT)

Home Phone (250) 427-5318 (Evenings are best)

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