Commercial Drive, Vancouver

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Walk along Commercial Drive to witness the neighborhood's celebration of cultural immersion and ethnic diversity. Explore the road's international array of businesses selling food, beverages, spices, clothing, decor, entertainment, and art. Historically, it took a long time for "The Drive" to recover from the negative effects of the Great Depression. It was only after World War II that business finally started to flourish again, thanks to the influx of immigrants from Europe, East India, Asia, Latin America, and Africa. Nowadays, coffee shops, bakeries, delis, restaurants, and stores liven this diverse, countercultural neighborhood. Add Commercial Drive to your Vancouver travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Vancouver trip generator.
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  • August 15, 2017
    We asked a few people where the chill hippy neighborhood would be and we got different answers... but I think we found int in Commercial Drive. Lots of fun indie shops, but with a Starbucks thrown in....  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Little Italy at its finest. Coffee shops on every corner, great produce. One of a kind shops. a must stop.  more »
  • July 21, 2017
    Commercial was a surprise! We started in the beginning of the street and went all the way to find out a place to have lunch. We had a hard time choosing, cause everything seemed delicious and welcomin...  more »

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