• Event
    Friendship Picnic @ 2017 TAIWANfest

    Calling all Gen Xers: Enjoy a relaxing lunch with young professionals and entrepreneurs, eager to exchange thoughts on business and digital disruption.

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    DVBIA Presented Global Award

    DVBIA was named recipient of a 2017 Award of Excellence by the International Downtown Association for our More Awesome Now laneway project.

  • Event
    3 Piece Band

    The DVBIA invites buskers and performance artists to reimagine amphitheatres in the contemporary city!

  • News
    DVBIA in the News: July 2017

    Our CEO, new initiatives and member businesses featured in the BCBusiness, Georgia Straight, Daily Hive, Vancouver Courier and more.

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    What To Do Before Summer Ends

    The clock is ticking, the weather is changing, but there’s still lots of time and even more to do as we count down the days left in summer.

  • Notice
    WANTED: Awards Taskforce Members

    We’re looking for DVBIA members who would like to help decide this year’s Downtown Appreciation Awards of excellence recipients.

  • Notice

    We’re looking for people who are passionate about Vancouver and are interested in joining the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association’s (DVBIA) Board of Directors.

  • Event
    Downtown Libations at SFU

    DVBIA members are invited to join us for an exclusive networking event at SFU Vancouver’s dramatic and inspiring Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue in downtown Vancouver.

  • Notice
    Hiring Now: Operations Director

    We have an opening for a director of operations, tasked with keeping us running like a well-oiled machine.


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.