Move Your Business Downtown

Thinking of moving your business to Downtown Courtenay? Check out BizPal and Bizmap to learn more about business in the Comox Valley.


Check out BizPaL an innovative online service that provides entrepreneurs with simplified access to information about business permits, licences and other requirements needed to start, operate and grow their business from the federal, provincial/territorial and participating municipal governments.

BizPal is free and easy-to-use and gives business owners a personalized list of permits and licences they need for their business.

Click here to explore BizPal.


Bizmap offers a powerful tool to analyze and compare key market data at the neighborhood level, to help grow sustainable business communities. Entrepreneurs have access to in-depth market information about their local neighbourhoods, it is an interactive, online research tool that provides users with key market insights on neighbourhoods across Vancouver and Vancouver Island. Users can find data on area demographics, business types, building information, neighbourhood history and area activities — all at the local level, providing users with highly specific information to aid in their decision making – from finding the ideal business location to expanding their customer base, and beyond. Source data for the Bizmap profiles is compiled from the Canadian Census and local data sources which will be refreshed and updated based on availability.

Bizmap users can:


Find your customers or competitors and discover major business clusters:

1. Select neighbourhood(s) via the interactive map or listings page

2. Get district specific data – key stats, demographics, businesses and local area information

3. Download the full neighbourhood profile report


Compare data across neighbourhoods or regions with Bizmap’s easy comparison tool:

1. Select one or more neighbourhoods/regions

2. Select one or more indicators or sub-indicators

3. View, download/email the comparison report


Find the optimal business location by searching real-time real estate listings (powered by Spacelist)

1. Select a neighbourhood

2. View active real estate listings

Click here to explore Bizmap