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. 

BIAs provide vital support to businesses by providing a collective united voice to advocate on key issues. How has your BIA has made a positive impact, helped raise awareness & created positive change?
๐Ÿ“ Vernon, BC
๐Ÿ“ธ @downtownvernon
We're delighted to extend a warm welcome back to gyms and fitness studios!
Starting yesterday, dance studios, exercise facilities, fitness centres, and gyms reopened in BC โ€” with increased safety protocols โ€” after being closed by COVID-19 restrictions for nearly ...
COVID19 Closure Relief Grantsโ €
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Grants of $1,000 to $10,000 will be available to businesses that have fully closed and can be used to cover expenses like rent, insurance, employee wages, maintenance and utilities.โ €
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Applications will stay open until ...
Did you get a chance to get out, explore & support your favourite neighbourhood this weekend? While it may seem like everything is on the verge of shutting down again, many businesses are still open and ready to serve you. ...
@businessareasbc in partnership with @bcchamberofcom have endorsed the The BC Urban Mayorsโ€™ Caucus make a renewed and urgent call to the Province of BC to implement complex care housing solutions to support the most vulnerable residents in our communities.โ €
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๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—•๐—œ๐—”๐˜€ โœจ Our members together represent 70+ business districts that employ hundreds of thousands of retail, service and office employees within their defined business districts. Mostly small- and medium-sized businesses, they are part of maintaining your communityโ€™s excellence ...
Local businesses and BIA's provide many creative ways to engage the community. From neighbourhood libraries to community scavenger hunts, what are your favourite initiatives you've seen in British Columbia!
๐Ÿ“ Fort Langley, BC
๐Ÿ“ธ @fortlangley
By provincial health officer order, all businesses must have a COVID-19 Safety Plan in place to operate in BC. To protect workers and customers, employers must:โ €
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๐Ÿงผ Re-activate their COVID-19 Safety Plans and post them publiclyโ €
๐Ÿงผ Use all ...
As we approach our third year of pandemic living, change is occurring rapidly all around us. This rate of change can be dizzying for small businesses.โ €
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๐Ÿ‘ The new year signals the perfect opportunity to take stock, review expectations ...
๐Ÿฅก Ready to start the weekend off right? Wind down this Friday with a special treat from your favorite local eatery! Stay In and Eat Out ๐Ÿงโ €
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B.C. extends cap on food delivery fees - Restaurants and bars facing ...


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