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Downtown Street Banners Call for Artwork

Want to design a downtown Vancouver street banner? To ensure downtown Vancouver has a distinctive sense of place, the DVBIA collaborates with local organizations, community groups and creative individuals to help enhance and beautify its…

Roundtable: Retail Analysis Report Part 2

Now and then: An analysis of downtown food & beverage retail Food and beverage retail is an essential part of any downtown. The mix of restaurants, lunch spots, coffee shops and bars collectively curates a cultural…

Styrofoam Ban – Information for Businesses

A city-wide ban on foam containers and cups is now in effect as of January 1, 2020. This marks a milestone in the City of Vancouver Single-Use Reduction Strategy with a goal of becoming a…

Affordable Rental Housing

DVBIA supports workforce housing in Vancouver With Vancouver’s residential vacancy rate holding steady at less than 1%, the Downtown Vancouver BIA resolved last year to actively support City of Vancouver workforce housing initiatives that would…

Small Business BC

The DVBIA is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Small Business BC. Small Business BC is a local non-profit organization helping British Columbia’s entrepreneurs grow successful and sustainable businesses through expert business advisors,…

PuSh Festival

The 16th edition of the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival takes place from Jan 21 – Feb 9. The 16th edition of the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival takes place from Jan 21 – Feb…

Street Food City

Vancouver’s street food festival is back for its ninth year Date: January 31 – February 9th  Time: 11am – 3pm Weekdays 12pm – 6pm Saturdays and Sundays Location: Vancouver Art Gallery, šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square Celebrating…

BC Buy Local Week

Buy local downtown vancouver When you buy local, you support businesses that supports an eco-system of other local businesses in the community — from farmers and growers to makers and manufacturers, to business support service…

DVBIA’s Sustainability Initiatives

The DVBIA identified sustainability as a top priority for the association as part of our visioning process for our current five-year strategic plan. The plan became a central element of our 2017-2022 vision, which is…

first table launches in vancouver!

EARLY BIRD IS THE WORD: FIRST TABLE MAKES ITS NORTH AMERICAN DEBUT IN VANCOUVER Local food lovers can get the first crack at exclusive dining experiences across the city with the international online dining site,…

Now and Then: An Analysis of Downtown Retail – Part 1

last week the dvbia released its latest report, Then and Now: An Analysis of downtown retail Last week, the DVBIA released its latest report “Now and Then: An Analysis of Downtown Retail Part 1”, focusing…

Member Spotlight: Juuga Marketing

Juuga Marketing Has Insights for You and offers for our members “When new businesses get started, they are naturally very sales oriented because without sales they can’t sustain their business,” says Humphrey Ng of Juuga…