For readers interested in funky places in BC…..

There’s a place in BC that still has that unmistakable aura of the old 60s hippy days, those carefree days of love, loving and being at peace with everybody everywhere.

That place is called The Drive…..the real name being Commercial Drive of course! Here you will find 1001 eateries, catering for almost all tastes, with Italian, Greek, Hispanic, Mexican, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, East Indian as well as contemporary western cuisines.

Also here are lots of unique and special shops, selling books, artifacts, vintage clothing, jewelry, hobby items, and lots more.

Funky coffee shops on The Drive (photos courtesy

On the other hand, if you don’t want to buy anything but just want to savour the lifestyle here, feel free to pop into any of the many independently owned coffee shops, grab your chosen drink, and sit for as long as like, watching the world go by.

Very unique seating area at The Prophouse

The Prophouse Cafe

The Prophouse Cafe

Tony’s Deli

Tony's Deli

Tony's Deli

Caffe Calabria

Many a time, there are celebrations here. We have an Italian day, a Greek day, a Chinese day, an East Indian Baisakhi day, as well as other festivals. Free food is given away on these festival days, and the fun just never ends. Everyone is made to feel part of the scene.

This kind of setting is getting increasingly rare in our modern, egoistic cities. Here you are free to set yourself free….no-one cares what you are wearing or what label. Come as you are, and join in the fun!

Very definitely my kinda place! Why don’t you come down and check it out this spring or summer?



About filmcamera999

ME & MY PASSION! ok, you probably looked at the length of this "about me" page and thought, god, what's wrong with this guy!....does he have to start telling us his life story or something!!? well, youve come here now anyways, so why not hear what im like as a person, eh? ive been using film cameras for well over 30 first one being the family yashicamat twin lens! over the years, ive both bought sold and collected film cameras...too many to tell the truth! in fact, ive been buying and selling cameras well before the internet came on the scene, so anything you purchase from me is backed by my self-styled moneyback promise.....if you dont like what youve bought, send it back within 14 days and you get all your money arguments!! WHERE I STAND ON THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION! yes, i do use digital as well, but only as a ready-reckoner...i try and take most shots with my simple 2megapixel digicam....if the shot looks good, i pull out my film camera and shoot! i most defintely do not believe in digital manipulation of photographs....that in my eyes is not photography...its cheating! WHERE I USED TO LIVE, WHERE I AM NOW & WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO! i used to live in Ontario, Canada, but moved back to the UK a little while ago (its a long story..!)...but now i'm living in the one place i always wanted to be...Vancouver, BC..the next best thing to paradise on earth! as i work as a freelance writer as well as other things, i often find hat my work takes me to europe for short spells, so i get to travel a lot...not a blessing, as i just hate long flights! im a qualified Quality Assurance guy (you know...ISO 9000, auditing, documentation etc) ....99% of my skill-set is transferable so i can handle any admin or documentation-related roles....see you in BC! otherwise, i specialise in ISO 9000 auditing and documentation. my dream? to have my own thriving camera shop in Vancouver BC, whilst living in the mountains somewhere.....the best of both worlds!
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