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. Plan a trip to Vancouver easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • Commercial Drive is a vibrant community commercial and social centre. Originally, the market street in an Italian neighbourhood, many of the delis, restaurants and shops still remain: Joe's coffee and...  more »
  • Commercial Drive has just about any kind of cuisine you can imagine. Tiny restaurants pack each block with the international tastes of the many ethnic groups and nationalities who have come to Vancouv...  more »
  • driveway to this street is very long and have lots of stores and restro bars. It is different street from usual downtown and good to go there.  more »

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