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Commercial Drive

1661 Napier St, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 4X4, Canada
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Great for a long walk

Commercial was a surprise! We started in the beginning of the street and went all the way to find... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Thata P
Vancouver, Canada
East end slice of life

Used be known as Little Italy, now so much more. Good shopping for food and many ethnic... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
r s
via mobile
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Trendy neighborhood lined with ethnic cafes and fashionably bohemian boutiques.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“coffee shops” (24 reviews)
“funky shops” (8 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1661 Napier St, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 4X4, Canada
Commercial Drive
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Commercial was a surprise! We started in the beginning of the street and went all the way to find out a place to have lunch. We had a hard time choosing, cause everything seemed delicious and welcoming. The street remembers me a older neighborhood with...More

Thank Thata P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Used be known as Little Italy, now so much more. Good shopping for food and many ethnic restaurants, parking can be done off side streets, or the many exorbitantly priced City of Vancouver, meters, gobbling up yer $ til 10 pm 7 days a week.

1  Thank r s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When arriving at the Skytrain station turn right to walk along Commercial Drive. Walking the other way takes you away from the interesting shops

Thank lynanne
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Commercial Drive Licorice Parlour was one of my stops as well as High Fidelity Salon, the Italian Store, Puff and the Malaysian store. A great place to nibble, drink, walk and shop. Take a rest at the beautiful outdoor park or the rec centre.

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 28 May 2017

The Drive is a very good place to people watch, shop, have a coffee or eat out. Very iconic east side place

Thank David U
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Great area to walk and enjoy the many funky shops and eateries. Parking can be a bit of a problem but with a keen eye you can get a spot. The skytrain is at one end of the drive and a short bus or walk...More

Thank 483vacationer
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

But sort of hippie neighborhood fairly safe nice in summer time bars restaurants record stores use to Italian neighborhood small park high school hockey arena small one indoor swimming all kind of diff culture restaurants pretty nice place in summer time fairly busy accessible from...More

Thank Rob B
Reviewed 24 May 2017

I get that it's eclectic and artsy fartsy, but there are a lot of crazies on the Drive. I'd like to see a developer take this project on & give it a facelift. Good property- great views. Some of the restaurants are horrible, some are...More

Thank Janet G
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Home to hippies and people of all shapes,sizes creeds and lifestyles. Come with an open mind, grab a coffee and post up outside and watch. Very laid-back, chill vibe and a lot of people watching to be done on commercial drive.

Thank peterknight54
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Commercial Drive is not for everyone but if you like a little adventure you will find some of the best Italian food, bakeries and Ice cream Vancouver has to offer. The food is very inexpensive and you get to enjoy the local hippie crowd. Commercial...More

Thank Kaisers5
Commercial Drive
Commercial Drive, also called "The Drive," comprises
of twelve sauntering blocks of modest and unfussy
counter-culture. Straddling the line between
sophisticated and unadorned, it is favoured by
students, artists, writers, designers, and start-ups,
and suffused throughout with a healthy off-beat
counter-culture. The kind of neighbourhood which
well-springs thought-revolutions and has the odd bit
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