Welcome to Historic Downtown Abbotsford

The Abbotsford Downtown Business Association was founded in 1989 and aims to support our downtown businesses in community cohesion, beautification of our downtown, and lobbies on behalf of downtown merchants and property owners to local and provincial governments.

Business Improvement Area (BIA) organizations are not-for-profit associations that promote the shared interests of commercial property owners and businesses located within the neighbourhood boundaries. These associations support the area by developing programs in marketing, promotions, street enhancement, safety & security, event planning, and business development. Each BIA organization is managed by a Board of Directors that governs the decision-making and sets the priorities for the organization.

Our Constitutional Mandates


Establish programs dedicated to ​promotion​ & development of business activity with the Abbotsford BIA.


Promote public awareness & recognition of commercial & business opportunities in the Abbotsford BIA


Promote​ business and commercial interests of businesses within Abbotsford’s BIA amongst governmental organizations


Assist business & professional people in the BIA in coordinating plans for the improvement of the BIA