1000 Cool Things About Vancouver is a pretty self-explanatory Scout column that gives equal weight to the common attributes and obscure intangibles that make our city well worth living in. Getting to a thousand is a pretty ambitious goal, but we believe in our city and we’re already well under way.
Italian Day on Commercial Drive is one of the best events on Vancouver’s summer calendar. Launched in 2010 and usually taking place on the second Sunday in June, the car-free street party celebrates the neighbourhood’s Italian heritage through food, drink, cultural activities and all manner of good times besides. It brings together over 150 organisations, merchants and vendors to feed, entertain and otherwise work the sidewalks for the 14 blocks of The Drive we recognise as “Little Italy”. The spectacular one day festa is attended by over 300,000 people, and it’s always a good idea to be one of them!