British Traditions at The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
In Vancouver and Vancouver Island, British traditions are still going strong. High Tea at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is a treat while visiting the west coast city.
Built in 1937, and not to be confused with its old rival the Second Hotel Vancouver—which was torn down in 1939 and catered to Babe Ruth, Sarah Bernhardt, Winston Churchill, and Anna Pavlova to name a few—the Fairmont provides a decadent afternoon fitted with quality tea, west coast sandwiches with salmon and curried chicken, and delicious, locally made preserves.
The dining room, with gold gilding and decor that harks back to Versailles, you may very well think you're in the Ritz in London.
For a blog post about my experience: http://www.thewanderfulltraveler.com/a-historical-tea-time-vancouver-revisited/