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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

Family Day 2018

By DriveYVR | 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…

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!

Dine Out Vancouver 2021

By DriveYVR | January 23, 2021

Dine Out Vancouver 2021 Our festival comes complete with a full 31-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…

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 DriveYVR | 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…

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

By DriveYVR | 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…



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.