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National Geographic Names Commercial Drive Vancouver’s Best Neighbourhood

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It may come as a surprise, or even a shock, to some. To others, however, it is practically a fact that Commercial Drive is one of Vancouver’s best neighbourhoods.

With that in mind, National Geographic recently asserted that the famous community is not only one of, but rather the best, of all Vancouver neighbourhoods.

In a list of the top ten ways to discover Vancouver, the publication listed must-see places as well as must-do activities.

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Included on the list were places such as Stanley Park, which was named the most iconic place in the city. Renowned for its awe-inspiring size, the massive grounds cover an impressive 405 hectares. In fact, it is one-fifth bigger than New York’s famous Central Park.

In addition to Stanley Park, the list also Grouse Mountain as a must-try “local quirk.” Similarly, it stated that the Peak 2 Peak Gondola is the best day trip in the city.


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While there are a litany of reasons why Commercial Drive could have topped the list, National Geographic pointed to a couple of its famous spots. For example, it listed the hugely popular Mexican-vegetarian restaurant, Bandidas Taqueria, as a must try eatery.

Interestingly, it listed a second veggie-friendly option, Cafe Deux Soleil, as another must-try spot. Of course, it is well known for its delicious food, however, it is also known for epic poetry slams, open mic nights, and comedy.

Finally, it lists the volunteer-run Spartacus Books as a unique draw for literature lovers. In addition, it describes how Storm Crow Tavern offers nerdy board games and sci-fi film screenings, which set it apart from other local bars.





Don’t forget to check out what makes Havana Vancouver the ultimate Cuban hangout on the Drive. They’ve got tasty grub, creative cocktails and entertaining comedy for an epic night out with your friends!


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