Welcome to Downtown Victoria

Downtown Victoria: It's your Place to Be

It’s your Place to Be.

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.

As this beautiful city evolves, so do we, working hard to become the trusted authority on all things downtown. We provide grants, support, and resources, such as the DVBA Clean Team, to further the success of downtown Victoria for everyone. With 1400 downtown businesses, and many who live and love in downtown, Victoria’s Your Place to Be.

Whether you live here, work here, or are visiting, welcome. Downtown Victoria’s teeming with vitality, diversity, and potential. Have a question, feedback or ideas? Talk to us.

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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Your Place to Be NOSTALGIC

Are you one of the rare breed that was born and raised right here, in Victoria B.C.? Many of us moved to this beautiful city for various reasons, but for…

Looking for a business?

Our directory includes more than 1400 downtown business. You can search by name, or category.
If you're a downtown business within our boundary and you're not listed, contact us at info@downtownvictoria.ca or call us 250-386-2238

About the DVBA

The DVBA works diligently behind the scenes to help facilitate changes between downtown Victoria businesses and City Hall. Our goal is to help our business community on the road to success. From improved lighting to seagull difficulty to graffiti removal, our team is here to help downtown Victoria businesses on a variety of issues. Have a question? Reach out to our team, we can’t wait to work with you.

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Upcoming Events Downtown

Featured Exhibit: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Jul 20 Daily
10:00am–5:00pm

Maya: The Great Jaguar Rises

Jul 20 Daily
10:00am

Women Artists Changing Collections : Recent Acquisitions

Jul 20 Weekly
10:00am–4:00pm