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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.

Merchants Workshop

By Drive Admin | May 21, 2017

  Merchants Workshop Commercial Drive Blog – Merchants Workshop A savoury staple ‘On the Drive’, Merchants Workshop is a fresh rebrand of what was formerly known as Merchants Oyster Bar located on the northeast corner of Commercial at Gravely.   “Well we’ve never really been living up to the term ‘oyster bar’ in true title Read more…

Cabrito

By Drive Admin | May 21, 2017

Cabrito Commercial Drive Blog – Cabrito The smile on Executive Chef/Owner Alexandre Carriere says it all. His passion is food and Cabrito is a true gem ‘On the Drive’.   Opened on December 1, 2015, Cabrito Tapas is a one-of-a-kind find: a well-executed menu of nibbles, brunch, sandwiches, salads and soups, fish, seafood and meat, Read more…

Home away from Home – Da Vinci International Travel

By Drive Admin | February 5, 2018

Da Vinci International Travel Home away from Home – Da Vinci International Travel During the month of December, the Commercial Drive Business Society held a window display contest during the holiday season to all our wonderful merchants. When choosing the best decorated storefront stood Da Vinci Travel. It was clear that this winter wonderland installation Read more…

Family Day 2019

By DriveYVR | January 11, 2019

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 join us on Monday, February 18, for an afternoon of events and activities for the entire family at Britannia Ice Rink between 1pm and 3:30pm.

Remembrance Day – Grandview Park Cenotaph – Nov 11

By Drive Admin | 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…

JUNO Week 2018 | A week of live music on The Drive

By Drive Admin | March 16, 2018

JUNO Week 2018 | A week of live music on The Drive let’s hear it! Join some very talented Canadian musicians on The Drive! Check out what’s happening at Federico’s Supper Club and The Penny during Juno Week, March 19th to the 25th!     Federico’s Supper Club | federicossupperclub.com   Monday 19, 20, 21, 22nd 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…

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…

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…

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