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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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  • Commercial Drive Licorice Parlour was one of my stops as well as High Fidelity Salon, the Italian Store, Puff and the Malaysian store. A great place to nibble, drink, walk and shop. Take a rest at the...  more »
  • The Drive is a very good place to people watch, shop, have a coffee or eat out. Very iconic east side place  more »
  • Great area to walk and enjoy the many funky shops and eateries. Parking can be a bit of a problem but with a keen eye you can get a spot. The skytrain is at one end of the drive and a short bus or wal...  more »