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Exploring Business Improvement District


Exploring Business Improvement Districts

In April 2016, four Yellowknife business owners attended the Pacific Northwest Regional Conference with support from the City of Yellowknife.

Organized by the Business Improvement Areas of BC (BIABC) and the International Downtown Association (IDA), the focus of the conference was looking at local business and neighbourhoods in our cities in new, innovative and unique ways.

Click below to read their reports.

Open House: Exploring BID's and Yellowknife's Downtown - June 8, 2016

Presentation focused on experiences while attending the BIABC conference and how they apply to Yellowknife.

Photo Gallery: Businesss Improvement District Open House will appear here on the public site.

Previous Presentations on Business Improvement Districts

What is a Business Improvement District?

  • A defined neighbourhood boundary where businesses pay an additional tax to provide services or improvements for businesses within the district's boundaries.
  • Funds are collected by the City on behalf of businesses which are represented by elected board members.
  • BID services/improvements commonly include marketing, coordinating festivals and events, street patrols, beautification initiatives, capital improvements, lobbying/advocacy, and partnerships.

View the Business Improvement Districts presentation to Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce.

For more information on Business Improvement Districts please contact Kerry Penney, Director of Policy, Communications & Economic Development at (867)920-5660 or by e-mail.


Hours of Operation

Winter Hours effective following the Labour Day Weekend
until prior to the Victoria Day Weekend (September to May)
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Summer Hours effective following the Victoria Day Weekend
until prior to the Labour Day Weekend (May to September)
Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Mailing Address & Phone Numbers

Yellowknife City Hall
4807 - 52 Street, P.O. Box 580, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N4

Switchboard - (867) 920-5600
Mayor/City Manager - (867) 920-5634
Booking Clerk - (867) 669-3457
Municipal Enforcement (MED) - (867) 920-5630
After Hours (MED) - (867) 920-2737
After Hours (Public Works) - (867) 920-5699