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.  The Ambleside Dundarave Business Improvement Association was created in 2016. The Ambleside Waterfront Plan will provide important linkages to the business area in this key part of West Vancouver’s commercial district and waterfront. The redevelopment of 1300 block Marine Drive will create opportunities for vibrant local businesses. Park Royal is undergoing a significant expansion of its facilities and is expanding its services. With so much going on, now is the time to consider establishing your business here.

Doing Business With Us

If you are interested in contracting with the District of West Vancouver, all postings are available on BC Bid More Information

Filming in West Vancouver

West Vancouver is a popular location with producers, film-makers and photographers More Information

Permits & Licences

If you operate a business in West Vancouver, we’ve made it easy for you to get any necessary permits and licensing so you can focus on what matters: a successful business. More Information

Taxes & Utility Fees

West Vancouver business class rates remain some of the lowest in all of Metro Vancouver. More Information


Stephen Mikicich
Manager of Economic Development



Fire Safety

The following commercial property types are serviced by West Vancouver Fire & Rescue:

  • assembly occupancies used for gatherings of people
  • warehouses
  • retail outlets
  • restaurants
  • office buildings
  • hospitals and healthcare facilities
  • manufacturers
  • service stations (gas stations and automotive repair shops).

Commercial properties need also a Fire Safety Plan.

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