Commercial Drive, also known as “The Drive”. is one of the main shopping and nightlife entertainment streets of East Vancouver.
Home to hipsters, artists, bohemians, and university students, this area has a large selection of artsy bars and eclectic pubs to choose from, known for their reasonable prices and laid back crowd. Strolling down Commercial you will also find hip cafes, ethnic restaurants, and vintage clothing boutiques. Commercial Drive used to be known as “Little Italy”, and today you will still find a selection of Italian restaurants and deli’s. People from all over Metro Vancouver come down to The Drive to support the local business. Commercial SkyTrain station, at Commercial and Broadway, is where you can catch a train either into downtown Vancouver, or out towards Metrotown mall. This area is well serviced in public transit. Housing in this unique community has very high average of apartments, and a few houses available for rent. Be sure to check out one of the summer community festivals at Grandview Park, or enjoy the skating rink at Britannia Community Centre.