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Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge with gratitude that this work takes place on the traditional lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.


DVBIA stands for Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association. 
It’s a mouthful, so we go by Downtown Van.

We’re a non-profit organization that represents 7,000 business and property owners in the central 90-block area of Vancouver’s downtown core. Supporting them, and making Downtown Vancouver a place where everyone feels welcome, drives us. 

Our team members are experts in economic development, community safety, placemaking and events. They’re passionate about making Downtown Vancouver a destination like no other. They’re also pretty photogenic. 

Plans & Milestones

Our vision is simple: make Downtown Vancouver a place where everyone feels welcome and wants to be. We plan to achieve this by enhancing 4 key areas in our community: experience, livability, economy and sustainability.

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Work Where Opportunity Meets Community

We’re making Downtown Vancouver a place everyone wants to be, and the same goes for our team. Join us and bring positive change to your community on a daily basis. You know, like it’s your job.

All current job postings are listed below and updated regularly. 

Current opportunities
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Membership Has Its Perks

There are a lot of reasons to become a Downtown Van member. Here are just a few.

  • Connect with your fellow Downtown Van colleagues through Libations, social gatherings, roundtable talks, lunch and learns, and other member-exclusive events!

  • Whether you’re in need of social media support, power washing, or assistance from our Safety Ambassadors, we’re here to help.

  • Unlike other membership programs, ours is totally free! All you need to do is sign up. No strings attached.

Eligibility requirements

Class 5 or 6 businesses within the DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER catchment are eligible for membership.

Home-based businesses, businesses that fall outside of our catchment, or people whose companies do not contribute to our levy (such as individuals or businesses working in shared office spaces*, food trucks, street vendors or buskers) are not eligible for membership.

*Some exceptions may apply


Start your (totally free) membership now to access business and community-focused workshops, resources, lunch and learns and more. That’s right. Free lunch.

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