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Bee & Thistle Guest House

1842 Parker Street , Vancouver, BC V5L 2K9 Canada (Show map)
114 Reviews
CAD 140 - CAD 225
per night

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The Bee & Thistle is 1908 heritage house located in the vibrant Commercial Drive area of Vancouver, a short 6 minute drive from the heart of the shopping and business district. The balconies on every level of the house provide views of downtown and the North Shore mountains, as well as distant views of the Lions Gate bridge, Canada Place and the harbor. The house is tastefully decorated to blend antique and vintage character with contemporary luxuries such as net book computers, iPod docking stations, fireplaces, flat screen t.v.s, custom showers, and/or soaker tubs.

Rooms & Rates

The Lions' Loft

The Lions' is a self contained suite with full kitchen, fridge with complimentary soft drinks & snacks, coffee pot & microwave. It features french doors to a Juliette balcony with views of the "Lions", a twin rock formation on Vancouver's North Shore mountains, the city, the Lions' Gate bridge and Vancouver's harbour. The queen size bed, gas fireplace with antique fireplace surround, antique desk including net book computer, flat screen t.v., iPod docking station will make you feel like home. The ensuite bathroom has a deep, luxurious claw foot tub, custom shower, heated floors & skylight.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Florence's Room

Florence's Room is on the second floor with original mullioned windows opening out over the garden. It features a queen bed with luxury linens, fireplace, antique treadle sewing machine desk with net book computer for your personal use, mini fridge with complimentary soft drinks & snacks, coffee pot & coffee, tea and hot chocolate, flat screen t.v., iPod docking station and much more. The ensuite bathroom has a soaker tub, gorgeous granite tile, quality amenities, custom shower with rain head, heated tile floors.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Ivy's Room

Ivy's Room is named for the woman who built the house in 1908. It features a gas fireplace, ensuite bathroom with tub & shower, king bed that can convert to 2 extra long twin beds, lovely bay window overlooking the front second floor balcony, views of the mountains and the harbour in the distance.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Molly's Room

Molly's Room is named for a woman who owned the house in the early 1900s. It's located on the second floor overlooking the back garden.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Services4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.9

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114 Reviews

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Could not be happier!

5 on February 07, 2014

Lynn and Michael were so, very welcoming, and their bed and breakfast was stunning. My husband and I arrived after a very long flight from Asia, Vancouver was our last stop on our honeymoon. We were so happy to stay in such a comfortable spot! Because it was our honeymoon our room was upgraded and Lynn and Michael left us a card and a bottle of champagne, a gesture that we very much appreciated. We could not have been happier about the room, the house, the breakfast (sooo good), the location of the house and the ease of getting downtown. I'd review the Bee & Thistle with 5 stars many times if I could!

Fantastic B&B

5 on January 12, 2014

Our stay here was perfect! Lynn and Michael took care of everything, and made our stay really wonderful. They provided a lot of useful information about Vancouver and Victoria and we really enjoyed our conversations while we were having breakfast. Definitely, our home away from home in Vancouver!

Home away from Home

4.6 on December 30, 2013

What a wonderful place! Lynne & Michael made us feel like family. We will definatley be back.

November in Vancouver

4.8 on December 05, 2013

Friendly and helpful hosts. Wonderful and quiet room. We both enjoyed our first visit.

A Four-Year Romance

5 on September 18, 2013

This was our 4th time at the Bee and Thistle. We first came for a part of our honeymoon and have been back every year for our anniversary since then. We adore Lynn and Michael, the house is incredible, the food is amazing, and we always enjoy Vancouver. This year we rode bikes all around downtown, starting at the BnB, down and around Stanley Park, and back again-- this was a lovely way to see the city!

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Location Type

City, Downtown


Vancouver, BC, Canada (YVR-Intl.) 5 miles

Directions to property:

Skytrain: Take Canada Line to downtown, transfer to train going to Broadway Station. Walk or bus to the Bee & Thistle (or we will pick you up). Driving: Follow street signs toward downtown Vancouver, staying on Highway 99 over the Oak Street Bridge. Turn right on Broadway. Turn left on Commercial Drive. Turn right on Parker Street (we are 1 1/2 blocks up from Commercial Drive).

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Ocean, Near Vancouver East Cultural Center, Near G.M. Place & B.C. Place Sports Facilities, Close to Cruise Ship Terminal, Close to Downtown Vancouver, Robson Street, etc., 15 min. walk to Sky Train, Close to Bus & Train Stations, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area, Close to most of Vancouver sights & activities

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Bed and Breakfast, Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Copier, Private entrance, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer , Mini Fridges in all Rooms, Net Book Computers in all Rooms

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Close to most of Vancouver sights & activities

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  • Check In:: 4:00 - 6:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum. However, we do make exceptions on a last minute basis.
  • Deposit Amount Required: Equivalent to one night room rate, including tax.
  • Cancellations: We must be notified by email of cancellation request a minimum of 7 days prior to arrival date for full refund.



Lynn Ferguson & Michael McClacherty

Languages spoken

Hebrew, English

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  • Time Served: 8:30 Weekdays; 9:00 Weekends
  • Serving Location: ., Breakfast Room, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Please contact us


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