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Commercial Drive, Vancouver

(3.9/5 based on 220+ 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 is a great neighbourhood to sit and people watch. I love coming and having a drink or a coffee and just watching the sites. All kinds of people roam the streets, and it's a hipster area for sure....  more »
  • I lived for several months a few steps from Commercial Drive and I found that this avenue was particularly lively on summer evenings. It's really nice to find friends and go for a drink in one of the many bars that are there. It is a fairly Bohemian place where you can meet people playing guitar, doing yoga in the green spaces or to tease just... I especially recommend the day of the Italian Day, quite popular holiday where people gather to discover Italian specialities and admire beautiful cars!
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  • This is definately for Italian food lovers. It would s like having Italy within a big metropolitan city  more »