Starting a business in West Vancouver
Select a Location
Selecting a location is an important step in order to determine if the location is appropriate for the business. You can do this independently or through a qualified real estate agent. If you’re looking at a location in Ambleside and Dundarave, the Ambleside and Dundarave Business Improvement Association (ADBIA) can also help you with your search.
Check the zoning and permitted uses
Any business location needs to comply with local zoning and bylaw regulations as well as the BC Building Code. Before confirming a lease or purchase agreement, it’s important to check whether zoning allows your business to operate at the location you want.
- Check the zoning using WestMap and find out more about development regulations here.
- Get help with zoning questions: [email protected] or 604-925-7055
- Ask us about permits: [email protected]stvancouver.ca or 604-925-7040
- Commercial lease negotiation tips (BDC)