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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 - EVERY JUNE!

 

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.

Family Day 2019

By DriveYVR | January 11, 2019

The Commercial Drive Business Society (CDBS) is proud to present our 3rd Annual ‘Family Day on The Drive’, a free community event.

You are invited to join us on Monday, February 18, for an afternoon of events and activities for the entire family at Britannia Ice Rink between 1pm and 3:30pm.

ITALIAN BREWERY AND CULINARY TOUR

By DriveYVR | January 9, 2019

ITALIAN BREWERY AND CULINARY TOUR Presented By: Vancouver Brewery Tours January 18, 2019; January 19, 2019; January 22, 2019; January 25, 2019; January 26, 2019; January 29, 2019; February 1, 2019; February 2, 2019 3:45 PM to 7:30 PM $99.00*   Hop on with Vancouver Brewery Tours to celebrate the best of Italian culture, cuisine and Read more…

Varadero Cuban Café

By DriveYVR | December 30, 2018

The Varadero Cafe is owned and operated by Rigoberto Pena Amauies who spends his time in the kitchen preparing authentic Cuban cuisine for patrons and friends alike. He hails from Guantanamo, Cuba and has been with us in Canada for ten years now. This funky and traditional venue opened up eighteen months ago and has Read more…

Dine Out Vancouver 2019

By Drive Admin | January 29, 2017

Dine Out Vancouver 2019 Our festival comes complete with a full 17-day schedule of delicious events that provide festivalgoers with unique culinary experiences to please their palate. These can include guided dining adventures, brunch crawls, cocktail masterclasses, wine debates, guest chef dinners, BC VQA wine and craft beer tastings, street food markets and more! THE Read more…

The FlowerBox

By DriveYVR | November 23, 2018

The FlowerBox1319 Commercial DriveVancouver, BC V5L 3X5 www.theflowerbox.catheflowerboxinfo@gmail.com   Owned by Sacha Thompson As I arrive at The Flowerbox, owned and operated by Sacha Thompson, I can feel unique creativity permeating with the scent of lilies. The flower petals sprinkled daily along the sidewalk and Finnegan, the local celebrity dog, are there to greet me. Read more…

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.

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.

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…

SOPRA SOTTO PIZZERIA – FROM THE HEART OF LITTLE ITALY

By Drive Admin | May 17, 2018

SOPRA SOTTO PIZZERIA – FROM THE HEART OF LITTLE ITALY On the corner of Grant and Commercial is literally the heart of Vancouver’s own  Little Italy. What unveiled in March is a beautifully designed and renovated Sopra Sotto Pizzeria that now stands on the southeast corner, a business formerly known to many as Café Roma. Generations Read more…

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