Travel Blog

5 Jan

#VeryVancouver Neighbourhoods – Commercial Drive

Photo: Ken Eisner / Flickr

A confluence of cultures makes Commercial Drive, or “The Drive,” a neighbourhood worth exploring. Known as “Little Italy,” this diverse neighbourhood is home to a colourful mix of hippies, immigrants and families. Back in the late 1800s, the area was a thoroughfare used for logging, with shops springing up along Commercial as the surrounding area became residential. Subsequent waves of immigrants after the two world wars, many from Italy and Southern Europe, contributed to The Drive’s current character.

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