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Local Economy

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.

Information for Businesses

Find all the information you need to operate a business in West Vancouver, including permits and licences, taxes and utilities and fire safety regulations. More Information


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

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

Economic Development Plan

The local economy of West Vancouver has evolved over many years and is largely retail and service based. West Vancouver plans to grow and diversify its local economy to build a more vibrant, thriving and sustainable local economy over the long-term. More Information

Email updates for businesses

When you subscribe to updates for businesses, the District can provide business owners with timely, relevant information about initiatives, traffic changes, and construction projects that may have impacts on your business. More Information

Economic Development Plan

This plan represents the first in-depth analysis of local economic conditions in West Vancouver—both the challenges and the opportunities, and the relationship between local economic health and community resilience.

Economic Development Plan