Getting Downtown

The Bee & Thistle is located in a popular neighborhood near the city center. A quick 8 to 10 minute drive will get you downtown, depending on traffic.

PUBLIC TRANSIT
The Bee & Thistle is a 15 to 18 minute walk from the Commercial/Broadway skytrain station, which provides easy access to downtown (another 7 minutes). Skytrains also run from there out to Burnaby, Port Moody, Surrey, Coquitlam, and New Westminster.

Buses run every 6 to 10 minutes on Commercial Drive, with a bus stop only 2 minutes’ walk from the Bee & Thistle, arriving downtown in around 18 to 20 minutes.  When coming from downtown, pick up the bus on Granville St. and get off at the Napier/Parker St. stop (1/2 block from Parker St.).

If you would like further info, we’re happy to help and we keep a supply of preloaded transit cards for the use of our guests, charged back at the end of your stay at our cost.

ATTRACTIONS
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USEFUL LINKS
Vancouver Bus and Skytrain website
https://translink.ca

Yellow Cab Taxi
604-681-1111

Mobi Bikes (Vancouver’s bicycle share program)
https://www.mobibikes.ca/

BC Ferries
https://www.bcferries.com/

Google Directions
View Google Map

Commercial Drive Information
https://thedrive.ca/

Granville Island Market
https://granvilleisland.com/public-market

Grouse Mountain
https://www.grousemountain.com/

Capilano Suspension Bridge
https://www.capbridge.com/our-story/

Museum of Anthropology
https://moa.ubc.ca/

Hello BC – BC Tourism’s website offers a great deal of information about travel in BC, including a section on Vancouver.
https://www.hellobc.com/

Welcome to the Bee & Thistle
Congratulations to The Bee & Thistle on being a Travelers’ Choice Winner. Each year, we comb through reviews, ratings, and saves from travelers everywhere, and use that info to award the very best. You’re part of an exclusive group, and we want to help you celebrate this major accomplishment.

—Trip Advisor