Associate Member

Associate memberships are open for professional individuals, businesses, or organizations that are not located within the physical boundaries of the Lower Lonsdale BIA (The Shipyards District) and would like to be part of the thriving and supportive business community. For 2024, associate members will be limited to East of St. George’s, South of 2nd, North of Esplanade and West of St. Patrick’s Ave.

Associate Membership Benefits & Registration

Through marketing initiatives, business engagement programs, and community events, the BIA contributes to the establishment of a strong and vibrant Lower Lonsdale neighbourhood. Associate members benefit directly from marketing opportunities and indirectly prosper from increased economic growth, which is crucial to a thriving local economy and high quality of life. Since the BIA’s inception in 2017, we’ve witnessed the transformation of this part of Lower Lonsdale into a vibrant hub with breweries, creatives, bike shops, and coffee joints all rubbing shoulders with light industrial and commercial operations. This evolving area deserves a connection to the waterfront.



  • Listing on
  • Inclusion and engagement on The Shipyards District’s digital and social channels (17,000+ Insta followers, New TikTok)
  • Inclusion in The Shipyards District Map & Guide – print and online versions (45,000 printed annually and distributed throughout Metro Vancouver & select BC ferries routes)
  • Representation through the Lonsdale Quay Visitor Centre and on-street summer Ambassadors
  • Opportunity to participate in annual community events
  • Access to eNewsletter updates + promotions
  • Special rates or free attendance at membership workshops and networking events


Annual Associate Membership Fee: $350

The Shipyards District Associate Member Area