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Commercial Drive, Vancouver
(3.9/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This has become a great Italian cultural area that should not be missed. I work nearby and frequently go to a café or for lunch. Very busy during Italian days but full of Italian tastes and energy. Lo...  more »
  • Interesting and lots of character with some really great shops. This is a neighbourhood area with a unique blend of new and old. 
  • The Drive is a place of unique character... not like the kind of tourist shopping of Robson Street. but there are some interestinglittleplaces... and a wide range of real Vancouverits to watch as you ...  more »