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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On The Blog

Jeff’s New Year and New Decade Notes

What were some of the key experiences that shaped 2019 in downtown Victoria? 2019 was a significant year. The Plaza Hotel fire had a huge impact on many local businesses,…

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.

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Upcoming Events Downtown

IMPACT Sustainability Travel & Tourism Conference

Jan 21 Daily
9:30am–4:00pm

2020 Victoria Innovation Expo

Jan 21
9:30am–12:30pm

Colour Theory at Madrona Gallery

Jan 21 Weekly
10:00am–5:30pm