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22 AMAZING BLOCKS WITH OVER 300 SHOPS & RESTAURANTS

A culturally rich and authentic neighbourhood, Commercial Drive - also known as The Drive - is one of the best and most colourful shopping, dining and nightlife districts you will find in the city; and boasts home to Vancouver’s own 8 block Little Italy, representing more than 60 years of Italian heritage. Day or evening, The Drive offers 22 full blocks to explore with over 300 distinct merchants, including quaint boutiques, an eclectic collection of restaurants, a vibrant live music and bar scene, dinner and dancing, theatres, coffee houses, specialty food stores and bakeries. A one of a kind experience. Welcome to The Drive

ITALIAN DAY ON THE DRIVE - SUNDAY JUNE 9, 2019

 

Italian Day on The Drive!  is a vibrant cultural street festival celebrating Italian culture, heritage and community with over 150 street participants, comprised of partners, merchants, vendors and community organizations – and an estimated 300,000+ attendees of all ages and cultures.

Tourism Vancouver Passport Challenge

By Drive Admin | April 23, 2017

A culturally rich and authentic neighbourhood, Commercial Drive – also known as The Drive – is one of the best and most colourful shopping, dining and nightlife districts you will find in the city; and boasts home to Vancouver’s own 8 block Little Italy, representing more than 60 years of Italian heritage.

Italian Day on The Drive

By Drive Admin | June 1, 2017

Sunday, June 9, 2019 – Italian Day on The Drive is a vibrant cultural street festival celebrating Italian culture, heritage and respective immigrant contributions in Vancouver. Commercial Drive, also known as The Drive, is home to the annual festival which transforms the street into a lively 14 block, vehicle free, celebration and community festa.

Canada Day Celebration

By Drive Admin | June 7, 2017

FREE FAMILY FUN courtesy of the Commercial Drive Business Society, Britannia Community Centre and local community partners at Grandview Park! Thanks to Vancouver Public Library, Safeway, and all the local volunteers! Festival highlights include live aboriginal performances, live bands, children’s games and activities, giant inflatable slide, community booths and much more!

CAR FREE DAY ON THE DRIVE

By Drive Admin | July 6, 2017

SUNDAY JULY 7TH! – NOON TO 7PM / VENABLES TO N. GRANDVIEW ON COMMERCIAL DRIVE Welcome to where it all began… 15 years ago we kicked off our first Car Free Day right here on the Drive. Commercial Drive is a creative and eclectic neighbourhood east of downtown. There are many unique shopping, food and entertainment destinations, and the community has a love for its heritage history.

RBC Advice Event

By DriveYVR | March 29, 2019

Advice you can’t afford to miss. Join us and learn about:
Commercial Real Estate Market
Owner Occupied Real Estate
Investment Properties
Wednesday, May 1st 8:30 am – 9:45 am
RBC Hastings and Nanaimo Branch |
Meeting Room 2381 Hastings St East |
Vancouver, BC

Salons On The Drive

By DriveYVR | March 29, 2019

A hairstylist once said… “People are very loyal to their hairstylist, at least until they do something wrong with your hair and then you have to look for another.”  Which is the reason why there are so many of us! Experiencing it personally, it may very well be the truth. We all know the painstaking task of finding not just the “perfect” groomer, but to also balance everything from a price we can afford regularly, right down to a convenient location.

Little Italy Food Tour

By Drive Admin | September 21, 2017

Taste Vancouver Food Tours
Every Saturday from 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm on Commercial Drive, our special partners at Taste Vancouver Food Tours, take those wishing to experience a unique multi-establishment food, history and tasting in some of our fine Italian establishments. They couple this with an interactive guide to learn about the history that has made The Drive one the most vibrant, and delicious districts in Vancouver to experience.

Keeping the Drive Clean

By Drive Admin | January 28, 2018

The Commercial Drive Business Society (CDBS) Street Enhancement Committee works with many local groups to keep the sidewalks and streets in our Business Improvement Area (BIA) clean and safe. In addition to our long partnership with the Kettle Friendship Society, who provide street cleaning, we also work with Rain City Housing and the City of Vancouver, who together, manage the Cold Weather Shelter at 1st and Commercial, and provide Needle Pick Ups in the Commercial Drive BIA.

Commercial Drive Business Society Donates $2,000 to the GWCPC

By Drive Admin | September 17, 2017

Commercial Drive Business Society Donates $2,000.00 to the GWCPC Being safe can be fun – Cops Kids, and Commercial Drive Sept. 10th at Grandview Park.   It was literally quite the show of force this past Sunday. The fun filled Sunday event brought children, men, and women together that are passionate about putting children’s safety Read more…

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