Created as a collaboration between Small Business BC, 17 Vancouver BIAs, and the City of Vancouver, Bizmap offered a powerful tool to analyze and compare key market data at the neighbourhood level. This data empowered local businesses, organizations, and interest groups to understand the neighbourhoods of Vancouver and their potential.
While a review of the future of Bizmap is underway, we’ve retained many helpful links and resources on this page.
City of Vancouver Storefront Inventory Report
Understand storefront vacancies across the City of Vancouver and discover which neighbourhood would work best for your small business.
The City of Vancouver is open for business, playing host to thousands of thriving small businesses of every type. Whether you’re looking to start, or relocate a business in the city, the City of Vancouver has created a wealth of resources and information to help you through the process.
Located on one of Vancouver’s primary heritage boulevards, Cambie Village BIA extends from West 6th Avenue to King Edward Street. The BIA is well connected to main transit lines, including the 99 B-Line and the Canada Line SkyTrain, granting visitors and residents convenient access to most parts of the city and Vancouver International Airport. The BIA’s title of “Heart of Vancouver” is well deserved.
One of Vancouver’s few distinct cultural, historic neighbourhoods, Chinatown holds a universal appeal to locals, tourists and a growing number of entrepreneurs. The neighbourhood’s character is preserved by heritage designation on important buildings, with murals and window art telling the stories of early Chinese pioneers. The area is home to many renowned restaurants and boutique retail for every budget while honouring the memory of early settlers.
The Collingwood BIA has connected people and places at the crossroads between Burnaby and Vancouver since the first streetcar route passed through in 1906. The BIA offers a variety of small, independent eateries and personal service businesses, as well as household staples like grocery, pharmacy, liquor and housewares.
Well known for its Italian heritage, Commercial Drive is a culturally-rich hive of activity with theatre, music, dinner, dancing, festivals and nightlife. The Drive is in the heart of the Grandview neighbourhood, with the market area encompassing Nanaimo Street (east), East Broadway (south), Clark Drive (west) and Powell/Wall Streets (north). It is easily accessible by SkyTrain on both the Expo and Millennium Lines.
Downtown Vancouver BIA is Vancouver’s largest BIA, with over 7,000 businesses and a residential catchment area of almost 110,000 people. While most businesses consist of professional and technical services, the BIA supports a lively entertainment district and a vibrant and growing retail sector with some of the most upscale establishments worldwide.
The Dunbar Village BIA is a community-focused neighbourhood located on the western outskirts of Vancouver. As the closest commercial area to the renowned Pacific Spirit Regional Park, Dunbar serves local community residents and visitors across the Lower Mainland. The BIA’s primary residential catchment area is bordered by West 16th Avenue (north), Mackenzie Street (east), West 49th Avenue (south), and Camosun Street (west).
Sunset on Fraser BIA is a multicultural neighbourhood with various restaurants, shops and services. This nine-block business district along Fraser Street between East 41st and 50th Avenues features more than 29 restaurants, coffee shops, and branch locations of most major banks.
Gastown is one of Vancouver’s most vibrant and unique areas. As the first downtown core of the city, the neighbourhood has transitioned into a centre of innovation and truly memorable experiences for locals and tourists alike while maintaining a strong connection to its history.
Containing something for everyone, Gastown offers a diverse mix of retail and dining options housed within authentic heritage architecture alongside a vibrant creative and tech scene. This stylish neighbourhood covers twelve city blocks, and the market area is home to approximately 108,128 residents, making it one of the most densely populated areas in the Lower Mainland.
Straddling the divide between the east and west of Downtown Vancouver, Hastings Crossing is home to many of the city’s coolest projects, innovative businesses and most daring artists. This diverse and trendy corner of the city is a business community where innovation is exemplified, creativity is currency, and authenticity and grittiness prevail, making the area undeniably genuine.
The Hastings-North BIA, marketed as the East Village, runs along East Hastings Street (from Renfrew Street to Clark Drive), with an industrial/mixed-use commercial area bounded by East Hastings, Clark, Powell and Semlin Streets. The BIA covers approximately 40 city blocks; the BIA has a rich, small-scale industrial heritage uniquely adapted to Vancouver’s changing scene, with an emerging and distinct mix of primary accommodation and food sector businesses.
Known as the most charming community in Vancouver, the Kerrisdale Village BIA is an eight-block section of West 41st Avenue between Larch Street and Maple Street. Cafes, boutique shops and eateries line the streets of this quaint and enchanting neighbourhood, offering something for everyone.
Kerrisdale is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city, with plenty of recreation and community activities within easy reach.
Marpole Village BIA is a neighbourhood of eight city blocks along the southern section of Granville street, just north of the Fraser River between West 63rd Avenue and West 71st Avenue.
Marpole Village businesses primarily consist of retail and food & beverage establishments. The recent Safeway redevelopment at Granville Street and West 70th Avenue has sparked renewed commercial interest.
One of Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhoods, Mount Pleasant, is steeped in history and home to various charming and eclectic retail outlets, restaurants and professional services. It is a hub for creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship, with established iconic shops and restaurants mingling with a wave of new storefronts and pop-ups. Led by its murals and breweries, Mount Pleasant was instrumental in introducing a unique style and attitude to many parts of Vancouver.
Point Grey Village BIA consists of three blocks along West 10th Avenue on the western edge of Vancouver. Although it’s the city’s smallest BIA, it packs in various boutique restaurants and shops, as well as professional services catering to wealthy permanent residents and lower income University of British Columbia students. The village is a collection of old and new, with several long-term anchor tenants, neighbourhood branches of all the major banks, personal wellness services and restaurants, including no fewer than five sushi restaurants.
Robson Street is Vancouver’s iconic shopping and dining destination. With world-famous fashion and beauty retail, lifestyle stores, café patios and fine dining, this vibrant and bustling stretch of Vancouver attracts locals and visitors worldwide. It is one of the smallest BIAs by area, covering just three city blocks packed with excitement – 73% of businesses are either retail or food and beverage establishments.
Established in 1907, at the height of Vancouver’s carriage trade days, South Granville remains a vibrant retail shopping district. Businesses in this BIA offer high-quality fashion, home décor, acclaimed art galleries, dining and live entertainment against a stunning backdrop of the North Shore mountains.
In the heart of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Strathcona BIA covers approximately 44 city blocks. As the home to the city’s original railway terminus Strathcona BIA enjoys a rich history. Recent years have brought an influx of small businesses thanks to a diverse mix of commercial zoning options.
Deep in the heart of East Vancouver, Victoria Drive BIA stretches from 32nd to 55th Avenue. This area, long known for traditional European dining, offers one of the city’s most eclectic culinary selections and a strong, safe and vibrant business community.
The West Broadway BIA spans ten city blocks between Collingwood Street and Larch Street along West Broadway. Sometimes referred to as Kits on Broadway, the BIA is a treasure trove of eateries, services and retail outlets. The area is known for its neighbourly community feel.
Bordering English Bay, Stanley Park and Downtown Vancouver, the West End enjoys a privileged position between Vancouver’s best-loved and most popular destinations. This enviable setting has created a diverse and vibrant mix of people, businesses and experiences. The West End provides the backdrop to yearly events such as the Honda Celebration of Light, Polar Bear Swim, Vancouver Pride and the EVO Summer Cinema Series.
Since 1923, West 4th Avenue has been synonymous with shopping and services on Vancouver’s West Side. This character-filled neighbourhood stretches from Balsam Street to Fir Street, encompassing almost 240 business members and more than 150 commercial property owners. Each summer, the eight-block Khatsahlano Music + Art Festival transforms the area into a day-long celebration of local food, shopping and culture.
Located at the southwestern edge of Vancouver’s downtown peninsula, Yaletown offers a colourful mix of food and shopping, with trendy restaurants, sunny patios and boutique shops set along heritage brick walkways.
Yaletown is one of the few BIAs in Vancouver to support a strong office market, with more than 1.6 million sq. ft. of office space.
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