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I cannot think of a more perfect place to stay if you want a welcoming home from which to explore downtown Vancouver. The Bee and Thistle is located in the heart of the city, in walking distance to the excellent restaurants of Commercial Street. Bring...More
My wife and I got away for a few days to beautiful Vancouver, BC and stayed at the Bee and Thistle. It was wonderful - easily one of the nicest places we've stayed. The room was spacious and quite grand. The bed was very comfortable....More
We stayed here for two nights in August. We were upgraded to the Ivy Room which was a stunning room; our son was in Molly's room which was also beautifully furnished. The B&B is near Commercial Drive and so a car or public transport is...More
Finishing up our holiday, my wife found this quaint little B&B. It is located in a residential neighborhood off Commercial Drive (which turns out to be a highlighted visitors spot). While our hosts, Michael and Lynn greeted us, they left us (in good hands) to...More
We enjoyed our stay here for six nights in the "Lion's Loft" suite at the top of the building. As others have stated, although the hosts no longer serve breakfast, we had a full kitchen and were easily able to buy a few things to...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.