Duncan Business Improvement Area Society

Passport to Downtown Winner

Passport Winner

Thank you to all the merchants & all the people that participated in the "Passport to Downtown", part of Savour Downtown Duncan & Savour Cowichan.

The lucky winner of the fabulous gift basket, provided by the merchants that participated in the passport event, is Elizabeth Symon, a long-standing community member who resides in one of the apartment buildings Downtown Duncan. Congratulations Elizabeth -- we hope you enjoy your gift basket, just in time for Thanksgiving.

Who is going to be the winner of the Christmas Passport? More info to come...

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Fall in Downtown Duncan!

Sad to say good bye to an amazing summer in our Warmland but it is always exciting to welcome the fall season in Downtown Duncan! There is shopping to be done and where better to do that than in our friendly downtown with its outstanding selection of independently owned businesses and services? So many fashion options, shoes and accessories not to mention the interesting bookstores, fascinating gift shops and one of a kind specialty shops. We have unique galleries, outdoor stores, specialty kids shops and more all packed into a few very walkable blocks and parking is free! The fall brings bounty from the local fields, all available at the year round Saturday Farmer's Market in City Square. And if you are hungry we have it all - be it a full course gourmet meal at an award winning restaurant, a quick bite on the run or a leisurely latte with a dear friend. Downtown Duncan is the shopping capital of the Cowichan Valley! A visit to downtown Duncan would not be complete without a stop at the Craig Street Brew Pub or the Old Firehouse Wine & Cocktail Bar. Ahh, fall has arrived in downtown Duncan! See you here!

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The Duncan BIA

The Duncan DBIA

The Duncan Business Improvement Area Society was established in 1995 with the goal to rejuvenate downtown Duncan and market it as a one-stop shopping destination of goods, services and amenities. The Duncan BIA is one of over 52 BIA’s in BC and is led by a very dedicated Board of Directors.


Invest in Duncan

What better place to locate your business than in charming, vibrant and eclectic Downtown Duncan! Located in the heart of Cowichan, friendly downtown Duncan is accessible, walkable and boasts free parking for all customers. Close to 300 businesses and services call this historic centre home, offering a tremendous variety of independently owned and operated choices. Over 75,000 people call the Cowichan Valley home, and many more choose to visit the region taking in exciting events, attractions and delighting in our natural beauty and abundance! For those considering opening a business in downtown Duncan, these properties are for sale or lease.