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.

Shop Downtown From Home

This year, more than ever before, it’s vital to support local during the holidays. The wonderful businesses in Victoria’s core are facing uncertain futures, some may not survive past the holidays – it’s the season many retailers and restaurants depend upon for their entire year. Not only do these small businesses have to compete for business with big box stores and services like Amazon, but they also must combat the effects of COVID-19.

Don’t let the fact that you are at home deter you from shopping local! Many downtown Victoria businesses have gone online to stay afloat, meaning you can shop locally from the comfort of your couch.

We've compiled a list of downtown businesses with online stores to make it easy to shop from home and support local downtown businesses.

 

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A Toy Store for Every Age Group

Toy Stores for Everyone's Inner Child   Everyone has an inner child. It's the part of ourselves that allows us to play and have fun, that makes us chuckle at…

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

Peering into the Past : Celebrating Canada’s Oldest Chinatown

Nov 30 Daily
12:00am–11:59pm

Victoria Scavenger Hunt: Essential Victoria

Nov 30 Daily
12:00am–11:59pm

Victoria Symphony: Magnificent Brass

Nov 30 Daily
12:00am