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

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By Drive Admin | June 21, 2017

CAR FREE DAY ON THE DRIVE 2017 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 east of 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…

St. Augustine’s

By Drive Admin | May 21, 2017

  St. Augustine’s Commercial Drive Blog – St. Augustine’s Boasting an ever-changing rotation of 60-plus taps, St. Augustine’s Craft Brew House and Kitchen is the definitive beer-forward establishment ‘On the Drive’.   Named after the patron saint of brewers, St. Augustine’s offers a variety of the best beers made in North America and prominently feature Read more…

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…


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…

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…

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