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    SAY ‘YES’ TO BETTER TRANSPORTATION

    In the next 30 years, Metro Vancouver will welcome 1 million new residents. We need a transit and transportation system that will keep our region moving.

  • WHY I’M VOTING YES: TOM JAMES
    With 55% of businesses downtown having less than 5 employees and 33% with 5-20 employees, downtown will gain much from small businesses voting Yes in the upcoming plebiscite.
  • Free PIPA Workshop

    Come and learn about the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) and how it affects your business or organization.

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    WHY I’M VOTING YES: TONY ASTLES

    Thousands of individual members of the DVBIA are voting Yes in the upcoming transportation plebiscite. Read why Tony Astles of Bentall Kennedy thinks a Yes vote is good for business.   

  • Event
    WAIT FOR US CHERRY BLOSSOMS!
    The warm weather has made the famous Vancouver cherry blossom anxious to bloom.
  • Event
    GAIN INCITE AT WRITERS FEST
    The Vancouver Writers Fest, in partnership with VPL and the DVBIA presents Incite, a free series of interviews, discussions and readings with Canadian and international writers who will change how you see the world.
  • EXPLORE VANCOUVER'S OUTDOOR ART
    The streets of downtown Vancouver are filled with diverse and moving artwork if you know where to look. Seek out these wonderful public art pieces to discover the cultural voices that help shape our city.
  • OLYMPICS RE-VISITED
    It’s hard to believe, but five years ago TODAY downtown Vancouver was ‘centre ice’ for the Olympics.

WELCOME TO DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER

Located in the heart of Vancouver’s cosmopolitian business district, the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association (DVBIA) serves a 90-block area (view our boundaries) that consists of 8000 businesses, property owners and tenants - and attracts thousands of employees, tourists and shoppers every day.

Weekly guide to downtown events, concerts and dining.

25th Annivesary

This year marks out 25th Anniversary in Downtown Vancouver.

Granville Street

GRANVILLE STREET

Granville Street is lively with restaurants, high-end retail, theatres and clubs. Home to timeless heritage buildings, such as the Hudson Bay Company and will soon be the home of the beautiful glass Nordstrom's building.

Alberni Street

ALBERNI STREET

Fast becoming a destination for high-end retailer and trendy restaurants, Alberni Street houses luxury designer brands such as Tiffany & Co., Hermes, De Beers, Shangri-La and Escada.

'For a day in the life of' @downtownambassadors

Publis Art Guide

Public Art Guide

Downtown Ambassadors

Eats and Treats

Eats & Treats

Find a Lease

Find a Lease

Hastings West

HASTINGS WEST

In a modern-day evolution, the historic commerce and banking area of Vancouver's West Hastings Street has become a centre for the most prestigious of Western Canadian Retailing.

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