Home Gastown BIA
Gastown BIA

WHAT IS A BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT AREA (BIA)?

Business Improvement Area (BIA) organizations are not-for-profit associations that promote the shared interests of commercial property owners and businesses located within the neighbourhood boundaries. These associations support the area by developing programs in marketing promotions, street enhancement, safety & security, event planning, and business development. Each BIA organization is management by a Board of Directors that governs the decision-making and priority setting for the support programs.
 

Gastown Map

Gastown BIA

Gastown is Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhood, officially incorporated as the City of Vancouver in 1886. The Gastown Business Improvement Area covers the commercial and retail district running North South along Cordova Street and Water Street and East-West between Richards and Columbia Street. The area is an expression of both the city’s cultural heritage and of the social fabric that is Vancouver. Gastown is enriched with 100 commercial buildings and approximately 550 businesses including cutting edge galleries, award wining restaurants, independent fashion boutique, and new media companies. As Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhood, Gastown is known for its well preserved historic buildings. Almost every building in the BIA has heritage designation, and was designated a National Historic Site in 2009.

 

 
 

Sign Up for Our Newsletter

Calendar of Events

<< August 2014 >> 
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
    
  410
111317
1819202124
25262728

Upcoming Events

  • VICE Saturdays Lamplighter Saturday Aug 2 The Lamplighter presents VICE Saturdays playing Hip-Hop, Electro & Club Hits all night with resident DJs Antonia Jane & guests....
  • The Unusual Suspects with... The Blarney Stone Saturday Aug 2 at 8:00PM Vancouver’s hottest cover band, The Unusual Suspects, rock out the best top 40 hits of classic to current charts. The Unusual Suspects command the a...

Directory

Restaurants and Bars in Gastown
Shopping in Gastown
Art Galleries in Gastown
Businesses in Gastown
Schools and Colleges in Gastown
Banner
Banner