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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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  • Listen you have not really been seen Vancouver til you have spent a day on "The Drive". This is this historically Italian and Portuguese neighbourhood of the city. It is more gentrified now, but resis...  more »
  • Commercial Drive is an interesting blend of Vancouver. It offers a wide assortment of bars and restaurants. In many ways it is similar to Main st. just a little more grungy. I think it adds character ...  more »
  • From Broadway st. down to Hastings st. is a coffee stroll as good as you will discover.This Little Italy district also hosts several fine bakeries as well as countless small restaurants There is also ...  more »