Commercial Drive, is one of Vancouver’s most lively and culturally diverse areas.
Located on the East side of Vancouver, also known as “The Drive”, Commercial Drive is home to a large Italian population, as well as many other groups.
Like Kitsilano, there are still many heritage homes near Commercial Drive.
The benefits of properties in this area are that you are close to a vast array of restaurants and venues for live music, as well as funky and unique shops, consignment stores, independent record stores and anything else out of the ordinary.
At the south end of the neighbourhood, one can find John Hendry Park, which surrounds Trout Lake.
From May through to October, the park is home to an excellent farmer’s market on Saturdays – the perfect place to grab a light breakfast while you browse the stalls.