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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 - JUNE  2020

 

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.

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…

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…

Summer Series

By DriveYVR | July 12, 2019

FREE FAMILY FUN! 4 EVENTS, BOTH DAY AND EVENINGS! All AGES!
SUNDAY DAYS | JULY 21 & 28 | 2pm to 5pm
FRIDAY NIGHTS | AUGUST 16 & 23 | 8PM TO 9:55PM
The Commercial Drive Business Society brings you a series of 4 FREE, interactive family events at Grandview Park (Commercial Drive at Charles Street). Join us on July 21, 28 and August 16 and 23!

A NIGHT OUT 4 MUSIC HEALS 2018 – #NightOut4MH

By Drive Admin | February 26, 2018

A NIGHT OUT 4 MUSIC HEALS 2018 The Commercial Drive Business Society is proud to partner with Music Heals for the 6th Annual Night Out For Music Heals, on Saturday, March 3, 2018!  A NIGHT OUT 4 MUSIC HEALS 2018 – #NightOut4MH   The Commercial Drive Business Society is proud to partner with Music Heals for the 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.

Family Day 2018

By Drive Admin | January 18, 2018

‘FAMILY DAY ON THE DRIVE’ MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2018 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 us on Monday, February 12, for an afternoon of events and activities for the entire family at Britannia Ice Rink Read more…

Kettle Friendship Society Fundraising Gala

By DriveYVR | September 4, 2019

Last month, we were fortunate enough to attend the annual Kettle Friendship Society’ Making A Difference gala at The Vancouver Club.
The Commercial Drive Business Society (CDBS) has partnered with the Kettle Friendship Society for over ten years. As a proud community health and wellness advocate and partner, The Kettle Society’s SEED program is partly funded by the CDBS to the tune of $40,000.00 per year.

Halloween 2017

By Drive Admin | September 17, 2017

Halloween 2017 HALLOWEEN ON THE DRIVE – TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2017 On Tuesday, October 31, 2017, the Commercial Drive Business Society is holding a public Halloween event.   FREE, SAFE, FUN for the whole family!   We invite you, your friends, your family, all Commercial Drive residents, and the entire Grandview-Woodland community to join us 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…

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