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We loved our visit to Vancouver and staying at the Bee and Thistle. Lynn and Michael were very gracious and welcoming hosts. We stayed in Ivy's room which overlooks Parker Street from the second floor. We had two beautiful sunny days, and many rainy days,...More
We stayed at the Bee and Thistle for three nights while we were in town for a wedding. We stayed in the Molly room which was small but very nice and had everything we needed. The house was lovely and is clearly very well cared...More
Stayed in Molly's Room, which is the smallest of their guest rooms. Window looked into the back yard. Room was a nice size and offered all amenities. Very quiet location and would stay there again. Close to restaurants and public transit.
What an extraordinary home, restored to perfection by Lynn and Michael. From the warm welcome and amazing view from our room terrace to the home-made cookies and delicious coffee, we were well taken care of. They no longer serve breakfast but the house is located...More
My best friend Gilly has already put a great review on here about the lovely Bee and Thistle and the wonderful hosts Lynn and Michael. There couldn't be a better home from home to stay in Vancouver. By the time we left we felt like...More
Commercial Drive, also called "The Drive," comprises of twelve sauntering blocks of modest and unfussy counter-culture. Straddling the line between sophisticated and unadorned, it is favoured by students, artists, writers, designers, and start-ups, and suffused throughout with a healthy off-beat counter-culture. The kind of neighbourhood which well-springs thought-revolutions and has the odd bit
of self-aware graffiti, Commercial Drive has resisted gentrification in favor of continuing to build a thriving den of affordable multiculturalism. Once known as Vancouver's "Little Italy," it has also been the immigration point for Guatemalans, Hondurans, and Portuguese to the city. The resulting hodgepodge makes for poetry readings in espresso cafes, social debates in early-open bakeries, and eco-activism posters pinned up in the many multi-ethnic markets in the area. Commercial Drive is where you go to feel like a local, and if you have them, bring the kids – The Drive has a number of bookshops, toy stores, and attractions to get them involved too.