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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



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 Nights | Jul – Aug, 2017

By Drive Admin | July 27, 2017

FAMILY NIGHTS AT GRANDVIEW PARK Grandview Park – 1657 Charles Street, Vancouver, BC V5L 2T4 FIVE FRIDAYS  |  5pm to 8pm  |  July 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25   FREE FAMILY FUN CRAFTS, PHOTOGRAPHY, LIVE MUSIC, SPOKEN WORD, POETRY, AND MORE…   A FREE COMMUNITY EVENT presented by…Commercial Drive Business Society, Britannia Community Centre, and Vancouver Read more…


By Drive Admin | July 6, 2017

JULY 9, 2017 CAR FREE DAY ON THE DRIVE SUNDAY JULY 9TH! – NOON TO 7PM / VENABLES TO N. GRANDVIEW ON COMMERCIAL DRIVE   Welcome to where it all began… 13 years ago we kicked off our first Car Free Day right here on the Drive. Commercial Drive is a creative and eclectic neighbourhood Read more…

Italian Day on The Drive

By Drive Admin | June 1, 2017

  Italian Day on The Drive Italian Day on the Drive 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 Read more…

Canada Day 150 Celebration

By Drive Admin | June 7, 2017

CANADA 150 CELEBRATION SAT JULY 1, 2017 | 12:30-3:00pm | Grandview Park 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 Read more…

Snap and Tag #TheDrive

By Drive Admin | 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

Italian Day on The Drive Raffle

By Drive Admin | June 1, 2017

Italian Day on the Drive Raffle Win Amazing Prizes!   Travel. Enjoy. Wine. Dine. Love.   This year there is over $9,000 worth of prizes to giveaway – including TWO trips to cities of love in Europe: Rome and Paris!   Support this Italian Day fundraising initiative by buying your tickets at any one of these Read more…

22nd Annual Stone Soup Festival

By Drive Admin | April 21, 2017

22nd Annual Stone Soup Festival 22nd Annual Stone Soup Festival Connecting Our Local Food Community   Saturday, May 13, 2017 Noon-5pm Britannia Community Centre 1661 Napier St @Commercial Dr Vancouver, BC V5L 4X4   Britannia Community Centre is pleased to announce and host the 22nd Annual Stone Soup Festival, a celebration of food, art, environment Read more…

Dine Out Vancouver 2017

By Drive Admin | January 29, 2017

Dine Out Vancouver 2017 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!

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