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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.

Summer Series | September 17 Day 3 of 3 – Yoga in the Park!

By Drive Admin | June 29, 2017

July 16, Aug 20th & Sept 17 (1pm – 4pm) The Commercial Drive Business Society brings you a series of free family events at Grandview Park (Charles Street + Commercial Drive) Join us every third Sunday in July, August & September, from 1 pm to 4 pm. JULY 16 | | SALSA & ZUMBA | 1pm to 4pm Be ready to jump Read more…

Cops, Kids & Commercial Drive | Sept 10, 2017

By Drive Admin | August 17, 2017

  Cops, Kids & Commercial Drive Cops, Kids & Commercial Drive A Fun Back-to-school Safety Event For Families Free Activities including hot dog lunch for all attending children. Live music from the Drive Street Band. ICBC’s Bike Roadeo & Distracted Walking Course. Mini POPAT fitness course. Face painting and more… Featuring Vancouver Police Officers, Horses, Read more…

Tasting Plates | Aug 23, 2017

By Drive Admin | July 30, 2017

Tasting Plates Commercial Drive Join us and explore the Commercial Drive neighborhood and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants and cafes. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday August 23 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster. Each restaurant will be serving up Tasting Plates and Tasting Cups for guests to enjoy Read more…

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…

CAR FREE DAY JULY 9, 2017 ON THE DRIVE

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…

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