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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.

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

Family Night 2018

Family Nights 2018

By DriveYVR | August 1, 2018

Commercial Drive Business Society Presents… GRANDVIEW PARK FAMILY NIGHTS FREE FAMILY FUN! 4 EVENINGS IN AUGUST Friday August 10, 17, 24 and 31 | 5pm to 8pm + OPEN AIR MOVIES, 7:30PM TO 9:30PM ON SELECT NIGHTS The Commercial Drive Business Society brings you a series of FREE, interactive family events at Grandview Park (Commercial Read more…


By DriveYVR | January 9, 2019

ITALIAN BREWERY AND CULINARY TOUR Presented By: Vancouver Brewery Tours January 18, 2019; January 19, 2019; January 22, 2019; January 25, 2019; January 26, 2019; January 29, 2019; February 1, 2019; February 2, 2019 3:45 PM to 7:30 PM $99.00*   Hop on with Vancouver Brewery Tours to celebrate the best of Italian culture, cuisine and Read more…

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…

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…

Christmas on The Drive 2018

By Drive Admin | November 10, 2017

CHRISTMAS ON THE DRIVE SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2018 – 2 PM TO 5 PM   Join us from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, at Grandview Park, when The Commercial Drive Business Society presents the annual free public event, Christmas on The Drive.    We invite you, your friends, your family to join us in celebrating Read more…

Christmas on The Drive 2018

Pictures with Santa Gallery

By DriveYVR | December 7, 2018

Pictures with Santa Gallery – Santa Photos from our annual Christmas on The Drive. Happy Holidays to everyone!


By DriveYVR | September 17, 2018


The Commercial Drive Business Society presents our annual Halloween on The Drive!

FREE, SAFE, FUN for the whole family on The Drive, at participating merchants and Grandview Park!

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