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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Downtown Victoria’s Local Legends

During isolation, while most of us were baking bread and all too quickly getting to the end of our Netflix queues, many downtown businesses and organizations were finding ways to…

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

National Indigenous Justice Summit

Jul 8 Series
8:30am–2:30pm

To Fish As Formerly: A Story of Straits Salish Resurgence

Jul 8 Weekly
10:00am–4:00pm

Maureen Gruben: TUKTUUYAQTUUQ (Caribou Crossing)

Jul 8 Weekly
10:00am–4:00pm

Next Business to Follow...... @ecologyst_ LOCAL LOVE #GIVEAWAY It’s Canada Day next week! Show some love to your local, Canadian businesses! As our economy slowly reopens, we need your support now more than ever! Your favourite Government St shops have come together to offer you a fantastic prize package worth $530!! To celebrate Canada Day, our community is having a can't miss 5 day Sale! Come Downtown to our neighbourhood from July 1st-5th. Enjoy promotions up to 60% off each of these amazing stores! 1) To enter like this photo and give us a follow if you don't already. 2) Tag your friends who love to shop local too (each comment is an additional entry). 3) Head to the next business @ecologyst_ 4) Show them some love with a like and a follow. 5) Keep supporting all the businesses listed below. @ecologyst_ ($50 Gift Certificate) @migrationboutique ($100 GC) @shopfrancesgrey ($100 GC) @newbalancevictoria ($50 GC) @rts.victoria ($80 Hoodie) @i.o.n_clothing ($50 GC) @munrobooks ($100 GC) @downtownvictoriabc ❤️ Best of luck Friends! Make sure you follow every business on the loop and follow the steps. If you do not, you will not be qualified to enter. Giveaway will be announced on July 6th! #buybc #shoplocal #supportsmallbusiness #yyj #vancouverisland #victoria #yyjbiz #explorebc #explorevictoria #supportlocal #victoriabc #victoria #shopsmall #smallbusiness #supportlocalbusiness #boutique #shopping #buylocal #governmentstreet #pnw #vanilse #shoplocal #shopyyj #handmade #sale #giveaway #picoftheday #instagood #community

Next Business to Follow...... @ecologyst_

LOCAL LOVE #GIVEAWAY

It’s Canada Day next week! Show some love to your local, Canadian businesses! As our economy slowly reopens, we need your support now more than ever! Your favourite Government St shops have come together to offer you a fantastic prize package worth $530!! To celebrate Canada Day, our community is having a can't miss 5 day Sale! Come Downtown to our neighbourhood from July 1st-5th. Enjoy promotions up to 60% off each of these amazing stores!

1) To enter like this photo and give us a follow if you don't already. 
2) Tag your friends who love to shop local too (each comment is an additional entry). 3) Head to the next business @ecologyst_

4) Show them some love with a like and a follow. 
5) Keep supporting all the businesses listed below.

@ecologyst_ ($50 Gift Certificate) @migrationboutique ($100 GC) @shopfrancesgrey ($100 GC) @newbalancevictoria ($50 GC) @rts.victoria ($80 Hoodie) @i.o.n_clothing ($50 GC) @munrobooks ($100 GC) @downtownvictoriabc ❤️ Best of luck Friends! Make sure you follow every business on the loop and follow the steps. If you do not, you will not be qualified to enter. Giveaway will be announced on July 6th!

#buybc #shoplocal #supportsmallbusiness #yyj #vancouverisland #victoria #yyjbiz #explorebc #explorevictoria #supportlocal #victoriabc #victoria #shopsmall #smallbusiness #supportlocalbusiness #boutique #shopping #buylocal #governmentstreet #pnw #vanilse #shoplocal #shopyyj #handmade #sale #giveaway #picoftheday #instagood #community