West Vancouver offers many possibilities for new and existing businesses, with some the lowest business tax rates of any municipality in Metro Vancouver. Change is coming to West Vancouver; the District has plans and projects that will strengthen and diversify our business scene.  Ambleside Activation will provide an important revitalization to the business climate in this key part of West Vancouver’s commercial district and waterfront. The 1300 block redevelopment, if approved, would create opportunities for vibrant local businesses. Park Royal is undergoing a significant expansion of its facilities and will offer a well-known collection of retailers and services. With so much going on, now is the time to consider establishing your business here.

Your Business with the District

Business licences, permits, taxes and utilities—these are the requirements that provide services you need and help ensure your business is operating safely. 

Permits & Licences

Fire Safety

Taxes & Utilities


BizPaL helps you find the permits and licences you may require when starting up or operating your business.



We believe a successful partnership with the District is one that is customized to your specific needs. A range of opportunities for companies is available to achieve specific business objectives through sponsorship with or in-kind contributions to the District.

Chamber of Commerce

The West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting, enhancing and facilitating business in the community.

Ambleside Activation

Revitalizing Ambleside Village and the waterfront is one of Council’s top five priorities. The future of Ambleside has been a policy focus since the development of the Official Community Plan in 2004 and the Ambleside Village Centre Strategy in 2008.

Ambleside Activation