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Joey's Retreat in the Bee and Thistle was a lovely modern lower level suite, complete with kitchen, laundry and bath. The owners were extremely helpful, even to the point of loaning us a GPS when ours failed. The binder of information was detailed and coordinated...More
I love heritage homes, and this place is beautifully restored. My room (Molly) was cosy, warm and welcoming. The bed was very comfortable, the washroom a tad tiny but spotless, the mini fridge was well stocked and the huge coconut lemon cookie made by the...More
Our one week at The Bee & Thistle Guest House was an absolute joy: wonderful hosts who genuinely cared about our stay, comfortable rooms, characterful building, helpful location, superb guest pack bursting with local information, freshly baked cookies and a regularly restocked fridge full of...More
The Bee and Thistle was a wonderful first stop for our 3 week Canadian road trip. Our room was very well equiped with a kitchen, bathroom and very comfy bed. It is in a great position near countless restaurants, cafes and bars and was an...More
This is a lovingly restored home in the Commercial Drive area of Vancouver. There are many glowing reviews on trip advisor and we can affirm the experience is excellent. Lynn and Michael could not be more attentive. They anticipate every detail to make your experience...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.