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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

Snap and Tag #TheDrive

By DriveYVR | June 8, 2017

HOW TO WIN   Snap and tag #TheDrive for a chance to win!  Snap & Tag #TheDrive to Win at our Photo Booth! Come one, come all! #winprizes #snapandtag. Prizes are #DriveWear. Check out the awesome apparel you can WIN here

Family Night 2018

Family Nights 2018

By DriveYVR | August 1, 2018

Commercial Drive Business Society Presents… GRANDVIEW PARK FAMILY NIGHTS FREE FAMILY FUN! 4 EVENINGS IN AUGUST Friday August 10, 17, 24 and 31 | 5pm to 8pm + OPEN AIR MOVIES, 7:30PM TO 9:30PM ON SELECT NIGHTS The Commercial Drive Business Society brings you a series of FREE, interactive family events at Grandview Park (Commercial Read more…

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 …

Christmas on The Drive 2019

By DriveYVR | October 17, 2019

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2019 – 2 PM TO 5 PM

Join us from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, at Grandview Park, when The Commercial Drive Business Society presents the annual free public event, Christmas on The Drive. 

We invite you, your friends, your family to join us in celebrating the start of the holiday season! 

Remembrance Day – Grandview Park Cenotaph – Nov 11

By DriveYVR | October 29, 2017

Remembrance Day Remembrance Day – Nov 11th Running Order & Parade Info:   10:30am – March Off to Grandview Park from Britannia Community Centre   10:45am – Arrive Grandview Park Cenotaph   11:11am – Two Minutes of Silence   11:30am – Parade to Canadian Legion 179   Parade reforms and marches down Commercial Drive, to Legion #179, passing the Read more…


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…



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.