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Car Free Day Crowds on Commercial

A number of Car Free Day street festivals take place in Vancouver each summer including one on Commercial Drive between Venables and Grandview in July.

Due to the outbreak of the coronavirus and concerns about its spread, the 2020 Commercial Drive Car Free Day event was been cancelled. The organizers of the street party planned to have online activities take place on the day instead.

 

Car Free Day on Commercial Drive

In 2020 the Commercial Drive Car Free Day event was scheduled to take place on Sunday, July 12th. Details for 2021 are to be determined.

Other Car Free Day festivals in Vancouver include events on Main Street and Denman Street in mid-June, as well as the Port Moody Car Free Day event in August.

 

Car Free Day on Commercial Drive
Car Free Day on Commercial Drive

 

Time and Location

In 2020 the Commercial Drive Festival was supposed to take place on Sunday, July 12th between 12:00 and 7:00 pm. Up until 2016 the event was always on Father’s Day in June, the same day as the Main Street Car Free Day event. Since 2017, however, the Commercial Drive venue happens about a month later, which makes a lot of sense.

Car Free Day on Commercial Drive runs on Commercial Drive along the fifteen or so blocks between Grandview Highway and Venables Street.

 

Getting to the Festival

As the festival emphasizes the importance of environmental awareness, try to visit the festival car free. There are many transit options very close to the festival including bus and SkyTrain routes.

Consult the TransLink website for exact transit scheduling.

 

About the Festival

Vancouver’s original Car Free Day is the one on Commercial Drive and it’s been taking place there since 2005. It’s an environmentally-friendly event where pedestrians retake the street and celebrate life without their cars.

At Car Free Day on Commercial Drive the street is lined with food trucks, vendors of all kinds and display tables from local businesses and community organizations. There are street performers, musicians, beer gardens and tens of thousands of people.

 

Crowds at Car Free Day on Commercial
Car Free Day on Main Street

 

Other Information

For more information about the event see the Commercial Drive Festival website.

For information on other Car Free Day events click Main Street, Denman Street, Port Moody or North Vancouver’s Fun City Festival.

For a list of other major events throughout the year, check out the Festivals & Events Calendar.

 

 

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