Everyone knows Vancouver’s coffee scene is hopping, but winter is a great time to explore the tea scene Vancouver has to offer. Fancy a cuppa and idling away a couple of hours with twee treats? Here, some well-known and off-the-beaten-path spots to indulge in lavish escapism on a winter afternoon.

Afternoon Tea at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is a long-standing tradition and perfect for celebrations with your closest circle. This landmark location not only offers classic afternoon tea but also uniquely themed tea menus throughout the year.

Hy Tea Lounge offers classic and vegetarian tea sets in the Granville Island neighbourhood at The Waterfall Building.

Nestled away in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood, La Petite Cuillere is a wonderful mix of modern and vintage and an affordable way to indulge in high tea. Its innovative menu honors traditional qualities of afternoon tea service while it caters to a contemporary urban food and drink lifestyle.

Paragon Tea Room, known for reinventing tradition through innovation, brings a modern approach to the longstanding traditions of tea culture. Do Tea-Infused Pastries, Ceremonial Ginger Matcha, Tea Lattes pique your interest? Then a tea experience at Paragon Tea Room will hit the spot.

Offering traditional, vegan and vegetarian winter afternoon tea experiences in the heart of Kitsilano, Neverland Tea Salon emphasizes a decadent and whimsy tea experience.