One of the liveliest and most colourful communities you'll find in Vancouver.
Commercial Drive is an early suburb of Vancouver, the area known simply as “The Drive” was originally a wealthy community. This designation shifted west to Shaughnessy once CP developed that subdivision in the early 1900s. Soon the neighbourhood became one popular with new immigrants and particularly the Italian and Portuguese communities.
Commercial Drive is known for its diversity, colour, and coffee. It’s one of the best streets in the city to people watch as it has become an incredible blend of people from all walks of life. The Italian heritage of the neighborhood resulted in this being the epicentre of Vancouver coffee culture. If you are looking for a place to eat, you won’t be hard pressed to find food here restaurants are at their highest density of any neighborhood in the city.If you are looking for a neighborhood that is never boring or lacking in color and life and sometimes a little challenging, then this might be the right fit for you.