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Commercial Drive

1661 Napier St, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 4X4, Canada
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A bit scruffy, but delightful at the same time

Spent quite a while walking down commercial drive, a few interesting shops to browse around in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
South Africa
Good Selection of Tempting Specialty Shops

We walked part of the drive in the rain this time. Our object was to pick up Italian Panini for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Edmonton, Canada
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Trendy neighborhood lined with ethnic cafes and fashionably bohemian boutiques.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“coffee shops” (25 reviews)
“funky shops” (8 reviews)
“ethnic groups” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1661 Napier St, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 4X4, Canada
Commercial Drive
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent quite a while walking down commercial drive, a few interesting shops to browse around in. Filled with nice coffee shops, restaurants and bakeries. A few quirky shops that's fun to look at or buy a unique gift. The street is a bit busy for...More

Thank _Angie_Webz_
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked part of the drive in the rain this time. Our object was to pick up Italian Panini for supper. Lots of coffee shops, restaurants and other stores. Good bus transportation.

Thank 17KAG
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great are for fun little bars and great restaurants. This is an upcoming area for sure - where hipster meets original. Great area for vintages shopping as well.

Thank Ida_Was_Here
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Commercial Drive is a vibrant community commercial and social centre. Originally, the market street in an Italian neighbourhood, many of the delis, restaurants and shops still remain: Joe's coffee and La Grotto Formaggio to name a couple. Overlaid are the new boutiques that serve the...More

Thank Sassamatt
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Commercial Drive has just about any kind of cuisine you can imagine. Tiny restaurants pack each block with the international tastes of the many ethnic groups and nationalities who have come to Vancouver. Lots of small shops and little grocery stores as well as bakeries...More

Thank MaryLPerry
Reviewed 30 September 2017

driveway to this street is very long and have lots of stores and restro bars. It is different street from usual downtown and good to go there.

Thank ruchi_smile
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Visited in September for dinner. About a 15 minute taxi ride from downtown Vancouver. Lots of dining places, but not too certain the quality of each. Probably ok in the day, but took a cab at night since no one was walking around any longer.

Thank mariedesjardins
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We came here after one our walk, maybe it was because I was tired but I expected a street completely different. The shop were all similar and seamed the same of many decades ago. If it was nearer to the city centre it could grow...More

Thank Amrod_x
Reviewed 15 September 2017

The street stretches about 10 blocks from 3rd to 13th streets. There are many excellent bars and restaurants [many vegetarian] as well as "specialist Tobacco Shoppes". In addition, there are many superb, large fruit and vegetable shops as well as amazing Bakeries!! Perhaps more surprising,...More

Thank smdoctoroff
Reviewed 28 August 2017

The Drive, in my opinion, is the best street to hang out and enjoy local multi-ethnic flavors. Lots of little shops and boutiques, MANY coffee shops, toy stores, books, high-end vinyl, silver, and of course: FOOD and LIVE MUSIC! Super easy to get to by...More

Thank 4learning
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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