Located in the heart of northwestern BC, the Terrace Downtown Improvement Area strives to provide a vibrant, safe, accessible downtown core where residents and visitors will experience an attractive place to shop, work, and live.
It is our goal to foster downtown Terrace as the heart and soul of our community. We celebrate its cultural diversity, our rich in heritage and natural beauty, economically prosperous and is a friendly, exciting place to be.
The TDIA Business Improvement Area was created in 2011 was created by a City of Terrace bylaw and renewed in 2022 for a five-year period.
The budget that funds TDIA activities and initiatives are funded by a Tax Levy to property owners in the TDIA business improvement area. All property owners within the BIA boundary are members and downtown businesses owners are considered members.
Supporting a vibrant downtown.
The TDIA is proud to partner with other organizations such as The City of Terrace and Tourism Terrace to support projects that bring people to our downtown. In the fall and early winter we are pleased to support the Shop Local program which encourages people to shop in businesses including our array of downtown merchants, shops and restaurants.
The TDIA also supports cultural and community events such as the ever popular Concerts in the Park which sees thousands of community members come together in George Little Park for a day of live music, bands and performances during Riverboat Days in August.
The TDIA has a number of priority areas in which we focus our work and our budget:
Downtown revitalization (Downtown Plan/Harry Measures report and 4600 block planning)
Advocating for downtown safety and security
Supporting public art initiatives
Coordination of grants to improve facades, safety and promote businesses and special events