Bee & Thistle Guest House

1842 Parker Street , Vancouver, BC V5L 2K9 Canada (Show map)


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.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

A beautiful house and room at a very convenient location...

3.6 on September 26, 2016

with hosts that really care. If you want to stay a beautiful and quiet house ans still be only two blocks away from bustling Commercial Drive - the Bee & Thstle is it. This form requires a score for for Onsite Dining. As none was offered (and this was clear from the get go) I checked "met my expectations"

A Lovely Stay

5 on September 17, 2016

We recently returned to the Bee & Thistle for a 2 night stay. Ivey's Room feels like our home away from home. The bed is so comfortable and together with the soft, crisp linens we enjoyed an awesome nights sleep both nights. The thoughtful restoration of this century home is apparent at every turn and the careful selection of amenities is so very much appreciated! Fresh home baked cookies were a delightful surprise upon arrival. Thank you for your gracious hospitality Lynn and Michael! We look forward to our next stay!

Great place to stay in a fun neighborhood

4.2 on September 16, 2016

The Bee & Thistle Guest House was a wonderful place to call home during our visit to Vancouver. It was comfortable, welcoming, and an enjoyable place to spend quiet time in a busy city. It was a great home base for exploring the interesting and fun neighborhood of East Vancouver. Lots of dining close by and good coffee! I recommend this guest house to anyone.

An Outstanding Vancouver B & B

5 on September 06, 2016

I recently stayed at this Bed & Breakfast while visiting my daughter in Vancouver. Lynn and Michael were amazing hosts and went out of their way to make sure everything was perfect. From the wonderful bedding and down pillows to the amazing showers, this B & B is like a home away from home. I will definitely be returning. Thank you for making my visit wonderful.

Great B&B

4.0 on September 04, 2016

Had a great trip to Vancouver. My stay at the B&B was great. Really enjoyed the cookies left on the bed when I went to my room to rest. I would definitely stay there again or recommend it to anybody. Thanks Lynn and Michael.

Great stay

4.6 on August 23, 2016

It was nice to stay at the bee and thistle guest house. We really enjoyed the stay and wish they could have breakfast served in the morning.

Bee & Thistle stay

5 on July 13, 2016

l recently had the pleasure of experiencing 4 peaceful days/nights at the Bee & Thistle Guest House. l stayed in the Ivy Room, with the most comfy bed & a sun filled balcony with gorgeous views of Vancouver. Michael & Lynn were gracious hosts, l loved the daily home baked goodies and the garden area was a delight to relax & enjoy a quiet read. l would include the Bee & Thistle as my home away from home next time l visit Vancouver. Vicki. Stayed June 2016.

Beautiful home in a great neighborhood

4.0 on June 30, 2016

We are so happy we found the Bee & Thistle. We were warmly welcomed. Our hosts lent us public transportation cards, gave great advice and brought us delicious home-baked cookies daily. The location is terrific - it is a fun neighborhood with great food and near good transportation.


5 on June 15, 2016

Lynn and Michael were welcoming and extraordinarily generous about sharing information about the city, its restaurants and activities. The location is excellent being close to Commercial Drive and all its restaurants and shops. The house itself is on a quiet, residential street. The bathroom floor is heated.

Amazing stay!

5 on June 02, 2016

Staying at Bee & Thistle was a great experience, you get the privacy/independence of a hotel with the personal touches and character that comes with a guest house. From the binder of restaurant menus and suggestions, fresh cookies on the bed, complimentary tea/coffee, homemade soap, dispensers for shampoo, conditioner and body wash in the shower, it makes the stay so comfortable and easy. The owners are so friendly and helpful and make a point to at least stop and meet you. We will definitely be staying here again!

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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

Nightly Rate: $CAD 215 - $CAD 235

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

Nightly Rate: $CAD 145 - $CAD 165

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

Nightly Rate: $CAD 175 - $CAD 195

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

Nightly Rate: $CAD 135 - $CAD 155

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Location Type

City, Downtown


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

Directions to property:

If coming from the U.S. border, take Highway 99 toward Vancouver, cross the Oak Street Bridge at which point the highway becomes Oak Street. Turn right on Broadway, then left on Commercial Drive and right on Parker Street. If coming from the interior of B.C., take First Avenue exit off of Highway 1. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left on First Avenue. Turn right on Victoria Drive, then left on Parker Street (7 blocks from First Avenue)

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

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

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, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum. However, we do make exceptions on a last minute basis.
  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • 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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About the innkeepers

Travel, cooking, gardening, books, photography, hospitality

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Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Please contact us