Smithers Photo: Marty Clemens
We were formed by local farmers to help support their local community over 80 years ago. Fast forward to today, and their original idea of supporting your neighbours to reach their goals and build financial strength still influences every decision we make.
A group of farmers had the initiative to start a financial cooperative in the spring of 1941 to help pay for necessities like seeds and hay.
The first meeting had 14 members in attendance. From those beginnings, our membership and area have grown to new heights.
Photo credit: Liza Hooker
We are here to support our neighbours and business owners so that we all continue to grow together.
Our approach to business lending is founded on local decision-making paired with competitive rates. It’s how we help to grow local businesses—and strengthen local communities.
Through the Community Support Fund, we are committed to benefiting the greatest number of people possible, with a focus on youth, community and education.
We don’t like to toot our own horn, but our people make BVCU. They define us by showing up and expressing their cooperative values every day, not only through providing great service but also through volunteering and generally being awesome.
Success for us is seeing our members grow in life or their business.
Building their forever home in their own slice of paradise.
Offering dried varieties, spice packages, and fresh locally grown mushrooms.
From supporting local families to upgrading local ski trails, we’re proud of our active role in the community. We continue to give support through funds and volunteering to events and projects that have impact in our community.
We are all part of the same community. Being a member of your local credit union means your money stays in the community to benefit everyone. Through patronage, everyone shares in our success.
Let your fingers do the walking or come in to see us.
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