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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

Christmas 2022

By mhcad | November 16, 2021

CHRISTMAS ON THE DRIVE – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2022 Join us from 2:00pm to 5:30pm, at Grandview Park, when The Commercial Drive Business Society presents our annual free public event, Christmas on The Drive. We invite you, your friends, and your family to join us in celebrating the start of the Holiday Season! Share in Read more…

Lonely Planet names Commercial Drive one of world’s coolest neighbourhoods

By DriveYVR | April 3, 2020

Lonely Planet includes Vancouver’s Commercial Drive in its latest collection of the world’s coolest neighbourhoods.

The famous travel guide has compiled a list of what it calls ‘little-known’ enclaves in 50 cities

Little Italy Vancouver – Made in Italy…

By DriveYVR | April 2, 2020

You dream of one day visiting Italy – a trip you hope will include shopping for great fashion, immaculate workmanship, and an evening filled with food, music, and dancing with the locals. Dreams do come true when you spend a day in Vancouver’s Little Italy right here on Commercial Drive.

Indian Cuisine on The Drive

By DriveYVR | April 2, 2020

Turmeric, Cumin, Coriander, and Cardamom – a curry lover’s shortlist
Vancouver’s Commercial Drive is home to some of the best South Asian cuisine in the city. Whether you are looking for a quick take-out option, or an elegant dinner date, you will find the exotic flavours of the Indian sub-continent prevalent right here on The Drive.

Let the Music Play – Rufus Guitar and Drum Shop

By DriveYVR | May 10, 2019

After a couple of months of renovations and getting settled, April welcomed the newly opened and anticipated music store Rufus Guitar and Drum Shop, at 1803 Commercial Drive. Nestled at the former Wonderbucks location, the spacious shop at the corner of 2nd St. has everything you would want and more when it comes to playing and learning music.

Photo Courtesy of Super Valu

Super Valu = Community Valu

By DriveYVR | April 26, 2019

At the North West corner of 1st and Commercial attached to the iconic IL Mercato Building stands an important merchant we all have come to at least recognize and or frequent. Super Valu, located at 1645 E 1st Ave. is one of the busiest and appreciated grocers in Vancouver. If not for the widely discounted and weekly specials, it could very well be the fact that it is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, proudly serving Vancouver for the last 21 years on The Drive.



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.