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Bizmap exists to give the public ready access to market area data for key business districts. This tool is made possible through the contributions and efforts of the following partners:
Small Business BC (SBBC) is British Columbia’s premiere resource centre for knowledge-based business products and services. Our team is made up of experts who are ready to help you at every stage, whether you’re thinking of starting, expanding or exiting your small business. We offer guided support, education, one-on-one advisory services, business plan and market research assistance and dozens of free resources designed to save you time and money.
SBBC’s core activities are supported by funds from Western Economic Diversification Canada and the Ministry of Jobs, Trade and Technology.
Vancouver is a coastal, seaport city on the mainland of British Columbia with a municipal population of 631,486 (2016). The Greater Vancouver metropolitan area (which includes neighbouring cities such as Burnaby, Richmond, and Surrey) is the third largest in Canada with a population of close to 2.5 million. The city occupies 114 square kilometres (44 square miles) on the western half of the Burrard Peninsula. With its scenic views, mild climate, friendly people and an ethnically diverse population, Vancouver is known around the world as both a popular tourist attraction and one of the best places to live.
The City of Vancouver values and helps support its downtown and neighbourhood commercial districts as vibrant and unique places to live, work, shop, visit and conduct business. Through the City’s BIA Program, 22 Business Improvement Areas and their managing associations (BIAs) are funded through dedicated property tax levies within each defined BIA area. The mandate of the BIAs is to promote and improve business and business conditions within their respective districts. The BizMap site is a project made possible through matching funds from the City and 16 participating BIAs in partnership with Small Business BC.
Vancouver BIA Partnership
Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) are specially funded business districts. The districts are managed by non-profit groups of property owners and business tenants whose goal is to promote and improve their business district. BIAs are active in their communities, promoting business, tourism, safety, and street beautification. Vancouver has a total of 22 BIAs, and the following list represents those participating in Bizmap:
- Cambie Village BIA
- Collingwood BIA
- Commercial Drive BIA
- Downtown Vancouver BIA
- Dunbar Village BIA
- East Village (Hastings North) BIA
- Gastown BIA
- Kerrisdale Village BIA
- Marpole BIA
- Mount Pleasant BIA
- Point Grey Village BIA
- Robson BIA
- South Granville BIA
- South Hill (Fraser Street) BIA
- Strathcona BIA
- West Broadway BIA
- Yaletown BIA