Welcome to Downtown Victoria

Downtown Victoria: Support Local Business

Working together towards recovery.

We are the Downtown Victoria Business Association (DVBA)—promoting downtown business owners and events, ensuring continued economic sustainability, and celebrating the vibrancy of downtown Victoria.

Are you a business looking for information about downtown Victoria and the pandemic? Head to our COVID-19 Information page.

Have a question, feedback or ideas? Talk to us.

Downtown is open for business

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting our members significantly. Our organization is advocating to municipal, provincial, and federal governments on behalf of local businesses, we are encouraging the public to support local businesses through the crises, and our DVBA Clean Team continues to operate, keeping downtown clean and safe. With 1,500 downtown businesses, and many who live and love in downtown, we are confident that recovery will be achieved by working together as a community. As this beautiful city evolves, so do we, working hard to be the trusted authority on all things downtown.

We've compiled a list of the incredible businesses in Downtown Victoria still servicing our community during COVID-19.


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On The Blog

Talking Shop: Amelia Lee Boutique

Celebrating Small Business Month with Talking Shop   Talking Shop is a project to tell the stories of the local owners and entrepreneurs behind your favourite shopfronts, especially as we battle…

The Business Directory: List your Business and Find a Business

Make it easy for people and other businesses to find you. With 1400 businesses downtown, our directory is comprehensive and simple. Look no further. The Downtown Victoria Business Directory’s got your back.

Not listed? Email us at info@downtownvictoria.ca to add your business to the directory.

About the DVBA

We are a small team of dedicated professionals, working hard to support and promote downtown Victoria. Whether you live here, work here, or are visiting, welcome. It's a beautiful, happening place, and it's only getting better.

How to get to and around downtown Victoria

Downtown Victoria’s easy to get around. For some, it’s like a big outdoor mall. Park, lock your bike, or get off the bus at one location, and explore the streets and shop windows for a while.

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Upcoming Events Downtown

Behind Us: A landscape painting exhibition

Oct 22 Weekly

To Fish As Formerly: A Story of Straits Salish Resurgence

Oct 22 Weekly

Maureen Gruben: TUKTUUYAQTUUQ (Caribou Crossing)

Oct 22 Weekly