Formed in 1991 to assist and promote the BIA movement in British Columbia,
Business Improvement Areas of British Columbia (BIABC) is the provincial
champion of strong, vibrant and successful downtowns, main streets and
commercial districts throughout our province.




Creating partnerships
neighbourhoods grow from.

Your BIABC has forged important, beneficial and lasting partnerships with organizations like Terasen Gas, BC Hydro and Fortis BC, the International Council of Shopping Centres and the International Downtown Association. These relationships enable BIABC members to access tools that will help shape and enhance neighbourhoods, save money and source local BC solutions and perspectives using a global network of urban developers and contacts. 

Shop locally to fuel economic growth within our community. Every purchase you make at a local business contributes to building a stronger, more vibrant neighbourhood!
Let's support our local entrepre ...
Incorporated with the city of Kelowna in 1973, the community of Rutland is an older residential and commercial neighbourhood with a central business core along Highway 33 and Rutland Road.
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It pays to be a member! Did you know that BIABC has a Member Benefits Program? More value means more engagement, and the BIABC is excited to offer its members something more. Available to any business ...
Places and spaces for people make vibrant, thriving communities. Public art and public spaces that enhance our communities and make them vibrant and welcoming for all are just some of the ways BIA’s p ...
Learn how to prioritize health and safety in your workplace.
Discover seven essential steps to enhance workplace well-being and ensure compliance with safety regulations. Whether you're a small busin ...
You know it’s almost summer when the BIA events start to pop up.
πŸŽͺ @downtownpenticton | May 18 | Downtown Community Market
🏰 @burnabyheights | June 1 | Hats off Day
🍽️ @secheltdowntown | June 1 | Ta ...
With Mother's Day just around the corner, it's the perfect time to celebrate the incredible women in our lives πŸ’ This Mother's Day, show your love with a thoughtful gift from a BC small business.
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Mini conference photodump πŸ“· Missed it this year? We're back next year in beautiful North Vancouver, BC. with our co-hosts @shipyardsdistrict and @adbiawv! What are some things you'd like to see?
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Give your business a digital edge.
Access grants of up to $2,400 through the Canada Digital Adoption Program to propel your online presence, enhance e-commerce operations, or digitize your business p ...
Community is the foundation to all things good.
The Business Improvement Associations or BIAs are committed to community. Creating strong, vibrant and successful downtowns, main streets and commercia ...


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