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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.

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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!

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.

Mothers Day On The Drive

By DriveYVR | May 2, 2019

Mother’s Day is a chance to show that special woman in our life how much she means to us, and Commercial Drive is the perfect place to do just that.

Keeping it simple? Visit SuperValu on Commercial Drive for a great selection of flowers, then pick out her favourite dessert at Fratelli’s. Add a …

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.

CAR FREE DAY ON THE DRIVE

By Drive Admin | July 6, 2017

SUNDAY JULY 7 – 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.

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.

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