Neighbourhood Spotlight: Commercial Drive

“The Drive,” otherwise known as Commercial Drive, is one of Vancouver’s most vibrant neighbourhoods that is steeped in culture. It boasts an array of international restaurants, markets, and cultural festivals that are sure to delight anyone’s taste buds. Nestled within Commercial Drive is Little Italy, which embodies the true spirit of Italian culture and cuisine. This neighbourhood is home to some of the city’s most wonderful Italian restaurants and charming cafes, making it an ideal spot for dining. However, Little Italy is more than just a food destination; it’s a tight-knit community that takes great pride in preserving its Italian heritage. The local businesses, which are primarily family-owned, contribute to the area’s authenticity, making it a unique and irreplaceable experience.

With a mix of both old and new, Commercial Drive has stunning heritage homes alongside contemporary condos and apartments. The community is a hub for artists and musicians, featuring various live music venues, theatres, and galleries. The area hosts exciting events such as the Music and Art Walk and Car-Free Commercial Drive. Commercial Drive is not just a place to visit; it’s a place to call home where each day brings new surprises and chances to be part of something extraordinary.

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