Car Free Day on the Drive


NEW in 2017: Commercial Drive Car Free Day is now on JULY 9th (Sunday)!

Welcome to where it all began... 13 years ago we kicked off our first Car Free Day right here on the Drive. 

Want to help out at this year's festival? Click here to volunteer!


Commercial Drive is a creative and eclectic neighbourhood east of downtown. There are many unique shopping, food and entertainment destinations, and the community has a love for its heritage history. 

Our festival stretches across 15 blocks featuring amazing local artisans, musicians, community activities, delicious food, tons of entertainment and activities for all ages. As the place that Car Free Day began, Commercial Drive stays true to its grassroots beginnings and the story behind the festival. There is a strong message of advocacy and activism for providing car free spaces and green culture for the community.

Translink has generously re-routed transit on that day so you can get there car-free!



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