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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.

Tourism Vancouver Passport Challenge

By Drive Admin | April 23, 2017

Tourism Vancouver Passport Challenge Welcome Message to participants… 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 Read more…

Canada Day 2018

By DriveYVR | June 28, 2018

FREE FAMILY FUN at Grandview Park, courtesy of the Commercial Drive Business Society, Britannia Community Centre and local community partners! Festival highlights include live aboriginal performances, live bands, children’s games and activities, giant inflatable slide, community booths and much more! Come by the Commercial Drive Business Society Photo Booth to Snap, Post and Tag a 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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