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We chose the Bee and Thistle for our two-night trip to Vancouver based on Trip Advisor reviews. Although my husband was in Vancouver for business, we preferred staying at a B&B to one of the downtown hotels. It's a short walk to catch a bus...More
We discovered Bee and Thistle two years ago; it is hard to find enough superlatives to describe it. For starters, the breakfasts are simply the best and most beautiful on the planet, fresh fruit courses and luscious baked treats are followed by perfectly prepared and...More
We love great B and B's because we are always made a part of the city we are in by the hosts and the location and the Bee and Thistle was a perfect introduction to Vancouver. Convenient to everything good in the city, located in...More
We stayed 4 nights with Lynn and Michael who are the perfect hosts, very friendly, helpful, totally accommodating and just very, very nice people. We were a group of 4 on a months tour of BC staying at B&Bs wherever possible; this was probably the...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.