This weekend, Canada will officially mark the coronation of its new monarch, His Majesty King Charles III. And if you love a good cup of tea, there are a handful of high tea parties happening in Vancouver to mark the occasion.
So with that in mind, here are 3 spots for afternoon tea to celebrate the coronation in BC this weekend.
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On Saturday, May 6th, the historic Fairmont Empress is serving up their finest scones, savoury pastries, sandwiches, desserts, and of course, the King’s favourite Darjeeling tea. Enjoy sipping and indulging at the elegant Lobby Lounge and receive a commemorative menu to take home as a souvenir!
And from May 5th to 12th, the Q at the Empress and Q Bar will temporarily transform into the ‘K at the Empress’ and ‘K Bar,” allowing guests to raise a toast with the special King’s Elixir ($23), a smoky, gin-forward cocktail. As well, visitors can watch the ceremony live on May 6th and enjoy the King’s Cheesy Egg Bake ($23).
When: May 6th
Where: 721 Government Street, Victoria
Cost: $95 per person
The Aria Banquet Hall in Surrey is hosting an immersive, quintessential British high tea experience, complete with live music, afternoon tea treats, and a live viewing of the coronation on May 6th.
Note that children aged two and under can attend for free.
When: May 6th
Where: 12350 Pattullo Place, Surrey
Last but not least, we come to Neverland Tea Salon in Kitsilano. The “Coronation High Tea” experience is serving a limited one-time Royal High Tea from May 3rd to May 7th, complete with photo props for your usage during the service.
When: May 3rd to May 7th
Where: 3066 West Broadway
So there you have it, BC. Some places to enjoy afternoon tea in honour of the coronation this weekend.