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Exceptional local service combined with trusted knowledge.

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The right advice at the right time

Some financial decisions take a little more thought. Let's work together to find the best investing options for you.

  • Get personalized advice
  • Clarify your goals
  • Build a financial plan
  • Develop a tailored investment strategy
  • Know your insurance options
  • Plan for retirement

How an advisor can help

Advisors are available to guide you through some of your biggest financial decisions—to shape your future and secure your financial freedom later in life. Here are some of the ways we can help:

Investment planning

Begin your investment at any age to reach your goals.

Retirement planning

Create a future with financial freedom tailored to you.

Estate planning

Enjoy peace of mind for you and your family.




To speak to our financial planners serving Smithers and The Hazeltons':



Call 1-250-847-7936

Life insurance planning

Ensure your loved ones are protected when you’re gone.



To speak to our financial planners serving Houston and Burns Lake:



Call 1-250-845-7977

Meet our advisors

Our local advisors have decades of experience in the finance and insurance sector. Their combined wealth of knowledge and drive gives them the focus and confidence to help you reach your financial goals.

Tim Veenstra CFP®

Investment Advisor-Credential Qtrade Securities Inc


Tim helps clients reach short-term and long-term financial goals through innovative financial planning solutions.

(250) 847-7936Email Tim

Gilbert Van der Woerd CFP® CIM® CLU

Investment Advisor-Credential Qtrade Securities Inc


Experiencing multiple recessions has given Gilbert a genuine sense of duty toward his clients during difficult times.
(250) 845-7977 Email Gilbert
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Simplified online trading and investing, backed by expert online support.

  • Get a professionally-managed portfolio through VirtualWealth®
  • Trade sticks, bonds, ETFs, and mutual funds with Qtrade Direct Investing™
See your options

Reach us wherever you are

Let your fingers do the walking or come in to see us. 

Meet with an advisor

Book the day and time that suits you.

Visit a branch

We’re open between
9:30am & 4:30pm, M-F.

Send us an email

Email a specific branch or department.

Give us a call

8am-6pm, M-F,
9am-5pm, Sat.

Smithers Branch

3894 1st Avenue
Smithers, BC
V0J 2N0
250 847-3255
Hazeltons' Branch

4646 10th Avenue
New Hazelton, BC
V0J 2J0
250 842-2255


Houston and District Branch

2365 Copeland Avenue
Houston, BC
V0J 1Z0
250 845-7117
Lakes District Branch

117-35 Lakeview Mall, Hwy 16
Burns Lake, BC
V0J 1E0
250 692-7761
BVIS

1139 Main Street
Smithers, BC
V0J 2N0
866 811-1110
BVFS

3894 1st Avenue
Smithers, BC
V0J 2N0
250 847-7936

BVIS

2367 Copeland Avenue
Houston, BC
V0J 1Z0
866 811-1115
BVFS

2367 Copeland Avenue
Houston, BC
V0J 1Z0
250 845-7977
Administration

3872 1st Avenue
Smithers BC
V0J 2N0
250 847-7933
Member Services Contact Centre

3894 1st Avenue
Smithers BC
V0J 2N0
1 877 847-2828

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