• Issue
    Neighbours, Not Strangers

    Charles Gauthier, DVBIA president and CEO, shares lessons learned in the downtown when new homeless shelters were opened. Read his op/ed, Opinion: Homeless shelter residents are 'neighbours, not strangers'.

  • Issue
    Housing Affordability Roundtable

    This roundtable discussion, which will include presentations and a moderated Q&A session, will dive deep into the complex issue of housing affordability.

  • Read
    Winter Newsletter Highlights

    The most recent Downtown Vancouver BIA print newsletter highlights community safety and placemaking initiatives, as well as exciting upcoming events.

  • Event
    Santa Claus Parade on Dec 3

    The Vancouver Santa Claus Parade has been one of BC’s most cherished holiday traditions for more than 13 years, drawing more than 300,000 spectators to downtown Vancouver.

  • Read
    Christmas in Downtown is Here!

    The Christmas Downtown Vancouver magazine is now available, so you can start planning your holiday entertainment and shopping today.

  • News
    All Eyes on Alley Oop

    Fresh off of winning an international public space award, Alley Oop, Vancouver’s first #MoreAwesomeNow re-imagined laneway, is garnering attention across Canada and around the world.


Located in the heart of Vancouver’s cosmopolitan 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.

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Weekly guide to downtown events, concerts and dining.

Current traffic concerns in Downtown Vancouver.

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


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

You re-imagined, we listened. Read the full report.


Downtown Ambassadors

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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.