Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Commercial Drive

Commercial Drive is colourful and culturally rich (Tourism Vancouver/Nelson Mouellic).

Culturally rich and alive with energy, Commercial Drive – better known to Vancouverites as The Drive – boasts 22 blocks packed with quaint boutiques, eclectic restaurants, live music and performance bars, theatres, cafes, specialty food shops and bakeries, as well as Vancouver’s officially designated Little Italy.

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Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Commercial Drive

Vancouver’s Italian Day is Back on Sunday, June 10th

Images in this post sourced from the Italian Day on the Drive website

This Sunday, Vancouver’s iconic Commercial Drive will come alive with festive and vibrant colours in celebration of the ninth annual Italian Day on the Drive. The day will feature authentic Italian food, music, fashion and entertainment.

Recognized on the City of Vancouver’s list of ‘Official Celebrations’, ranked as of one of Canada’s largest urban street festivals, and labelled in most circles as the social event of the season, this year’s Italian Day is expected to attract more than 200,000 visitors.

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Vancouver’s Italian Day is Back on Sunday, June 10th

Vancouver’s Italian Day Is Back – Sunday, June 12th

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Commercial Drive (aka Little Italy) hosts its annual street festival for the 7th year, this Sunday, June 12th. Continue reading:
Vancouver’s Italian Day Is Back – Sunday, June 12th

Italian Day 2015 to Take Over 13 Blocks of Commercial Drive

Italian Day Vancouver 2015

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Commercial Drive knows how to host a party and it pulls out all the stops for Italian Day, when 13 blocks of The Drive–from Venables to Grandview Highway–are being taken over with Italian food, performances, art work, and lots and lots of people.

Now into its sixth year since its return in 2010, Italian Day on Commercial Drive is a vibrant street festival that celebrates everything about Italian culture and it’s happening this Sunday, June 14, 2015 from 12pm to 8pm.

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Italian Day 2015 to Take Over 13 Blocks of Commercial Drive