Performers everywhere! Performances in the parks, street buskers, live venues — the Drive is the place to be for live entertainment.
Great restaurants! Authentic Italian dining; ethnic cuisine and fresh seafood from Vancouver's only 100% sustainably caught fish market, right here on the Drive.
Vancouver's most creative village — whether it's our murals or single-location shops — we've got treasures you won't find anywhere else in the City!
Savoury or sweet — we've got the most authentic, traditional European delis, bakeries and restaurants in the City. Mangia, mangia!
People watching at its best — the Drive is the most walked street east of Robson and filled with bistro patios — the perfect way to enjoy a beer & burger.
Café culture like nowhere else in the city — the Drive is home to coffee afficianados and award-winning baristas.
East Side Beer Fest
East Side Beer Fest: Wednesday, March 5 in the WISE Hall. Come celebrate all things beer! Tickets available at any Liberty Wine Merchants location. All proceeds for this event go to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.
Verses Festival of Words
Verses Festival of Words celebrates the transformative power of words – written, spoken or sung April 5-12, 2014 in the venues clustered around East Vancouver’s Commercial Drive. This cultural district is the heart of Vancouver’s spoken word community.
Umbrellas and shopping bags made from our street banners at new sale price! Buy one and help create new public green space while diverting good material from the landfill!
Taste the Drive
Whirl-wind tour of the Drive's Little Italy restaurants, cafe's, delis, and bakeries. This 2.5 hour walking tour to 10 of our greatest little gems is only $49! Mangia! Mangia!
Best of Vancouver
The results are in! Commercial Drive's a hit with the Georgia Straight's annual Best of Vancouver!
Great Drive Video!
Inside Vancouver's great video by Sean Horlor captures the pulse of the Drive. Check it out and read the article!