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/

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