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