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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 10, 12 PM TO 8 PM

 

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.

Canada Day 2018

By DriveYVR | June 28, 2018

FREE FAMILY FUN at Grandview Park, courtesy of the Commercial Drive Business Society, Britannia Community Centre and local community partners! Festival highlights include live aboriginal performances, live bands, children’s games and activities, giant inflatable slide, community booths and much more! Come by the Commercial Drive Business Society Photo Booth to Snap, Post and Tag a Read more…

Summer Series on The Drive 2018

Summer Series on The Drive 2018

By DriveYVR | June 13, 2018

GRANDVIEW PARK SUMMER SERIES FREE FAMILY FUN! 3 DAYS IN 3 MONTHS! Sunday June 17th, Sunday July 15th & Sunday Aug 19th – 2pm to 5pm The Commercial Drive Business Society brings you a series of FREE, interactive family events at Grandview Park (Commercial Drive at Charles Street). Join us on the third Sunday this June, July 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…

Bandidas Taqueria – THE DRIVE’S MOST WANTED

By Drive Admin | May 16, 2018

Bandidas Taqueria – THE DRIVE’S MOST WANTED When it comes to vegetarian and vegan cuisine in Vancouver, Commercial Drive is a leader, with many diverse restaurants and shops. A big hug also to the animal based kitchens that do their best to cater their vegetarian and vegan guests! If you go south of the border Read more…

The Business of Being Positive
Womyns’ Ware | Your Open Closet

By Drive Admin | April 18, 2018

The Business of Being PositiveWomyns’ Ware | Your Open Closet Education aside, there is no question the media has a lot to do with people’s perception upon how we behave towards, and how we even shop for you know… ”SEX”—Yes, it’s sex. A frequently misguided term, inherently defined as an activity as well as gender Read more…

Empower Health – Real Solutions for Real People – Integrated Health

By Drive Admin | March 11, 2018

Empower Health – Real Solutions for Real People – Integrated Health It is a concept with a powerful title. They are an integrated team of medical, naturopathic, alternative, and wellness professionals. We can take comfort in our community, that there is a wonderful treatment facility that offers such services, which are integrated and modulated to Read more…

Kulinarya Filipino Eatery – Restaurant success is best when served twice!

By Drive Admin | March 19, 2018

Kulinarya Filipino Eatery – Restaurant success is best when served twice! Until opening its doors this past December, finding authentic Filipino cuisine in Vancouver was seemingly impossible. Thanks to Kulinarya Filipino Eatery, which is now situated at 1134 Commercial Drive, they have a chance to put this long awaited Southeast Asian cuisine on the map. Read more…

A NIGHT OUT FOR MUSIC HEALS – ON THE DRIVE

By Drive Admin | April 1, 2018

A NIGHT OUT FOR MUSIC HEALS – ON THE DRIVE It has been quite a nightlife of live music and The Drive has been there rocking it for the whole month of March! First, we had the “A Night Out for Music Heals” fundraiser and then we wrapped the month with the JUNOS 2018 “let’s Read more…

Little Italy Food Tour

By Drive Admin | September 21, 2017

Taste Vancouver Food Tours Every Saturday from 2:00pm – 4:30pm 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 Read more…

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