Duncan Business Improvement Area Society

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Christmas Kick-Off

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Holiday Shopping - enjoy the Downtown Duncan Experience!

The days draw shorter and a definite bite in the air signify that Christmas is not far away. City crews have been busy all week putting up the wreaths, stringing the lights and garlands and we have begun to see the beautiful Christmas windows appear throughout downtown Duncan. Capture the magic of an old fashioned Christmas experience with enchanting window displays, fabulous customer service, easy and accessible shopping where you always bump into friends and neighbours while experiencing the many and varied shops along our sparkling holiday streets.

Christmas in the Cowichan Valley provides not only a wonderful opportunity to make gift-giving thoughtful and enjoyable, but to live our community values as well, by choosing to support our local Downtown Duncan businesses. Particularly at this time of year, it is nice to remember the impact that your dollar has when invested locally.

And remember, there's always the option of “Holly-Dollars” - our special seasonal Downtown Dollars that can be given to someone to spend anywhere, anytime in Downtown Duncan.  Come on in to the Duncan BIA office at 203-111 Station Street to purchase.

So, if warm welcoming shops, excellent customer service, and wonderfully unique gifts sound like your idea of shopping - go no further than Downtown Duncan this Christmas! The merchants of Downtown Duncan invite you to come and see all they have to offer you this season!


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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.