A culturally rich and authentic neighbourhood, Commercial Drive – also known as The Drive – is one of the best and most colourful shopping, dining and nightlife districts you will find in the city.
The Drive offers 22 full blocks to explore with over 300 distinct merchants, including quaint boutiques, an eclectic collection of restaurants, a vibrant live music and bar scene, dinner and dancing, theatres, coffee houses, specialty food stores and bakeries.
Known by locals as “The Drive”, the long strip of shops & restaurnts is the perfect antidote to the sheen and bustle of downtown Vancouver. You won’t find many franchises nor all too many tourists along this east-side strip and its offshoot streets, and there’s nary a glass tower nor souped-up Lamborghini in sight. Instead, there are humble street-level boutiques, lively cafés, patios and pubs, and a pervasive artsy, counter-cultural vibe. Add to the mix some fantastic Italian restaurants, delis and gelato shops (the neighbourhood is also known as Vancouver’s Little Italy)—along with every other type of world cuisine imaginable—and you have a recipe for a mellow day of strolling, shopping, sipping and savouring in one of the city’s unique, up-and-coming neighbourhoods.
From delicious rooftop steaks to world class seafood, you can experience all levels of culinary creations on Commercial Drive.
From vintage shops to high-end boutiques, Commercial Drive offers both locals and visitors the chance to shop to their heart’s content.
It’s time to take care of yourself. Whether you’re looking to unwind with a massage or decompress with a hot yoga session, you can find great amenities and services on Commercial Drive.
With a wide range of services and your fingertips, you can always find some “me time” on Commercial Drive.
Find Commercial Drive’s best places for entertainment, including arts and theatre venues and places for live performances.