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Fairmont Vancouver Airport Afternoon Tea

Friday, December 20th, 2013 — 11:24am PDT
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Taking a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, I invited Marc Smith to afternoon tea in Richmond. The Fairmont Vancouver Airport, in the spirit and tradition of Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, offers an afternoon tea service along with a seasonal Mistletoe Tea.

Fairmont YVR Afternoon Tea

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Fairmont YVR Mistletoe Tea
Throughout the month of December, 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Adults $42 | Children 6 – 12 $21
This seasonal twist on our traditional Afternoon Tea includes festive fare specially created by our pastry shop for the holidays. Tempting sweets, house made scones and delicate finger sandwiches are all sure to delight this holiday season.

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After making our tea selection (we both opted for the peppermint) we sat and watched planes arrive at gates as the winter sun lit up the snow-capped north shore mountains in the distance.

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Cinnamon & Raisin with Pumpkin Seed Scones with Devonshire Cream & Strawberry Jam

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Smoked Salmon, Cucumber Carpaccio & Freshly Grated Horseradish on Rye, Cinnamon Pear, Apple & Candied Pecan with FVA Honey Butter on Sourdough, House Smoked Turkey Sandwich, Cranberry Mayo on Cranberry Loaf sandwiches

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Cherry & Rum Chocolate Cone, Home Made Fruit Cake, Eggnog & Nutmeg Cheesecake, Spiced Pumpkin Tart

Fairmont YVR Afternoon Tea

I had both smoked salmon sandwiches, as Marc isn’t a fan of salmon, and he enjoyed the two cinnamon, apple and pear. We devoured the scones, with two helpings of Devonshire Cream, and by the time we got to the dessert tier our bellies were full of treats and tea so I had to get the cheesecake morsels to go.

Fairmont YVR Afternoon Tea

While Mistletoe Tea will only be around until the end of December, Afternoon Tea is served year-round. Tea service includes exclusively blended Fairmont teas, petit sandwiches, tasty pastries, house-made scones and fresh strawberries with Devonshire cream. Those seeking a twist on tradition can compliment their Afternoon Tea experience with a signature tea based cocktails.

Fairmont YVR Afternoon Tea Contest

The Fairmont has offered up a gift certificate for one lucky winner and three guests to enjoy afternoon tea. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win Afternoon Tea for Four at @FairmontYVR from @Miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Friday, December 27, 2013. Follow the Fairmont Vancouver Airport on Facebook and Twitter. All ages may enjoy afternoon tea. Gift certificate must be used by December 31, 2014.

Update The winner is Katherine!

Disclosure: Review
This is not a paid post. Views are my own. Our Afternoon Tea was compliments of the Fairmont.

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  1. Luc says:

    Sumptuous tea party!

  2. anne says:

    What a wonderful setting! I would love to enjoy Afternoon Tea at Fairmont Vancouver Airport. The food looks so delicious! It is more than Afternoon Tea, it would be a good occasion for a family gathering. I hope I will have the pleasure of getting this opportunity via @miss604. Love!

  3. Jennifer M. says:

    I would love to treat my friends to this lovely tea!

  4. Michelle W says:

    I have always wanted to try the Fairmont Vancouvers Afternoon Tea, it sounds delicious and delightful!

  5. Connie says:

    I would love to take my friends to Afternoon Tea at Fairmont! It’ll be a great way to celebrate the New Year! And there’s rumours going on that their scones are to die for!

  6. Greg says:

    great way to spend an afternoon

  7. Arjun Rudra says:

    Fingers crossed.

  8. Josie Bollwitt says:

    We need to do this the next time we visit. It would be a great way to start or end our trip north!

  9. Emilia says:

    A great destination for tea thank you

  10. L says:

    My eight year old son experienced his first afternoon tea this year! Would love to take him again. Happy Holidays!

  11. Jen says:

    That sounds wonderful!

  12. Kyla says:

    I’ve heard great things about tea at The Fairmont.

  13. Angela says:

    Have yet to try high tea at The Fairmont! Fingers crossed!

  14. Denise says:

    Ooooh tea at the Fairmont would be lovely!!

  15. lindawwww says:

    What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon!

  16. Jane Mehai says:

    I would love to treat my boyfriend’s family to this prize!

  17. monique says:

    ooooooooo lovely

  18. Evelyn says:

    ooooh this looks divine! ๐Ÿ™‚ nothing like a good spot of tea!

  19. Alecia says:

    wow, the food looks so delicious

  20. Lucie B says:

    Wow, I’d love to take my Mom with me. I love high tea but this one is out of my price range.

  21. Joanne says:

    I’ve never tried afternoon tea in Vancouver before… I’d love for my first time to be here!

  22. Donna L says:

    This looks so decadent! Where will I find 3 other people to join me…thanks for the contest!

  23. Sara says:

    This would be fantastic! I’m pretty much obsessed with afternoon tea.

  24. Linda says:

    What a beautiful idea. Just love afternoon tea, scones and other dainties

  25. Tiffany says:

    looks so delicious

  26. Darcy says:

    Afternoon tea at the Fairmont…yes please!

  27. Ed says:

    A random winner is me!!

  28. Eileen says:

    This sounds LOVELY

  29. maria says:

    I would love this!

  30. Lori says:

    Afternoon tea is on my bucketlist…this would be an amazing experience and to get to treat three others would be so fun!

  31. That looks like so much fun!

  32. Tyler Fortin says:

    Nice Prize

  33. Lyndsey Morgan Jayne says:

    I have never experienced high tea and would love to do this with some of my best gals. absolutely, sign me up!!

  34. Josephine says:

    Never been there – would be fun!

  35. Jen says:

    This would be a wonderful way to spend the afternoon!

  36. Vince says:

    What fun – my wife and daughters would love a chnce to gam up for tea!

  37. db says:

    Nice way to spend an afternnon!

  38. Eileen says:

    YUM! I know just who to take with me!

  39. Shelley says:

    Oh My, Devonshire Cream!

  40. liz says:

    I have never been to high tea but is sounds amazing!

  41. Jennifer says:


  42. Elaine says:

    This would be fun…looks yummy

  43. LC says:

    The food at the Fairmont Vancouver Airport is always top notch. I’ve been there for a couple of Christmas parties and always enjoyed the food and environment.

  44. Elizabeth B says:

    would love to try this! Looks ab fab!

  45. tina says:

    oo i always wanted to have a tea party here with the gals

  46. Tina L. says:

    Great way to spend a relaxing afternoon.

  47. stacey says:

    me and my ladies would love to do this!

  48. Lori says:

    sweet treat ๐Ÿ˜‰

  49. Jas says:

    Perfect way to spend a rainy afternoon!

  50. anna b says:

    sweet !!! it sounds yummy !

  51. Dayna Wilson says:

    Ooh, I”ve always wanted to do high tea at the fairmont!

  52. Hayley says:

    This would be beautiful to take my Mum to.

  53. Em says:

    Afternoon teas have become a birthday tradition.
    Would love to treat friends to the next 1.

  54. Ana says:

    looks like fun!

  55. Bobbi says:

    This sounds like such a nice treat to indulge in after Christmas fun had ended!! Thanks for posting about this as I’ve been wondering what it was like…

  56. Dora says:

    It sounds great & delicious!

  57. Linda says:

    This afternoon tea sounds delicious.

  58. Dennis L. says:

    I would love to go again. It was great experience the first time around!

  59. Lily says:

    I would love to take my daughter for afternoon tea with you!

  60. Laura says:

    This is so cute ๐Ÿ™‚

  61. Mary says:

    I would take my sister, mum and cousin ๐Ÿ™‚

  62. Phil says:

    WOW. What a fun experience this would be!

  63. Jasmine says:

    I Love it !! Wow ~~

  64. Jeff S says:

    I would bring my mom and girlfriend to Afternoon Tea, we would all enjoy it!

  65. Anne Taylor says:

    Oh, this would be a dream!


  66. Anne Guagliardo says:

    Great way to spend time with close friends ๐Ÿ˜€

  67. sounds great, this would earn me some serious brownie

  68. Kim Rees says:

    I know, right ! Would love this…

  69. Kevin says:

    Tea time!

  70. Mary W says:

    Lovely hotel, lovel food

  71. Jen R says:

    This would be such a nice treat!

  72. Kelly McCargar says:

    I would love to try this! It is definitely on my “to do” list for one day!

  73. Sunshine G says:

    It would be a wonderful Christmas treat!

  74. Gigi says:

    LOVE this treat

  75. Stephanie says:

    Tea at the Fairmont is amazing. Would love to win this.

  76. Phyllis says:

    This looks delicious!

  77. tracy says:

    been there and would love to go back again!

  78. Jocelyn says:

    Would love to take my best friends out for tea at the Fairmont! thanks for the contest!

  79. Elisa says:

    Sounds lovely! Would love to try!

  80. Anna says:

    Love afternoon tea!

  81. Ramona says:

    I would love a spot of tea!

  82. Cristina Lawrie says:

    Love high tea!

  83. Elaine Deng says:

    I love high tea. This sounds great!

  84. Krista says:

    Tea with my friends would be a great way to reconnect over the holidays.

  85. Helen says:

    I would love to take my friends to high tea

  86. Teresa K says:

    I’d love to win.

  87. Michael says:

    Looks Delish!!!

  88. Gordon says:

    Sounds like a great time! ๐Ÿ™‚

  89. linda says:

    We love Afternoon Tea and I bet the Fairmont YVR would make for an interesting experience.

  90. Tin says:

    High tea is a nice way to spend the afternoon and relax

  91. GAIL WHITWORTH says:

    I’d love to take in the scurrying planes while relaxing at tea

  92. Shelly says:

    would love to go back there again (:

  93. Angela says:

    How sophisticated and proper~my kids would love this!

  94. Rebecca says:

    I live for tea!

  95. Josee says:

    How lovely! I’d love to take my mother in law!

  96. Sheila says:

    This would be a delightful afternoon with friends.

  97. Paula says:

    Time to pinky up!

  98. Ryan says:

    Would love to go

  99. Regina Villanueva says:

    would love to go!

  100. Linda says:

    Nice way to spend quality time with friends!

  101. Dilara says:

    Love this place!

  102. Anna says:

    Great place to have afternoon tea there!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  103. Andy C. says:

    My wife would love this

  104. Lael says:

    I’ve had afternoon tea once but the setting of this one would be amazing!

  105. Kelsey W says:

    This would make for a wonderful afternoon outing!

  106. Shannon says:

    Would love this!

  107. Deb says:

    the last time I did an afternoon tea was with my Mom in England, this would be so lovely!

  108. mich says:

    Would be a perfect way to enjoy some holiday down time with family!

  109. Gayle says:

    I love afternoon tea! My friends and I really tried but couldn’t squeeze in a holiday one, but tea in the new year would be lovely.

  110. Garry says:

    This would be great to goto

  111. Sandy says:

    Would love to take my mom and sister to try afternoon tea – looks scrumptious and a great way to spend the holidays together!

  112. GAIL WHITWORTH says:


  113. Tracy says:

    This would be a fun event to go to!

  114. Amy says:

    I really want to try the Mistletoe Tea with my friends!

  115. Dave says:

    I’d love to enjoy afternoon tea with my family/friends there.

  116. Michelle says:

    I’ve had high tea there and its one experience I enjoyed.

  117. Nicole J says:

    Loved the afternoon tea there, and would love to go again!

  118. nance428 says:

    tea party with my Bridemaids!!! love to go celebrate!

  119. Carrie says:

    Sounds wonderful!

  120. Nancy says:

    Sounds awesome….I’d love to go!

  121. Jennifer Breakspear says:

    Oh oh, I’d love to take Laurie, Lisa and Rafaela to the Fairmont for Afternoon Tea.

  122. Cliff says:

    Sounds like a fun experience

  123. Kevin says:

    yum yum!

  124. Ann says:

    This would be a special birthday treat.

  125. Tom says:

    Thanks for the opportunity

  126. Xtina_fairy says:

    A nice seasonal tradition to start in celebration of my Grandmas Birthday on the 31st! I have fond memories of tea & cookies at my Grandma’s, and we still enjoy tea apres dinner. Merry Christmas

  127. Teresa says:

    This would be such a treat for my Mom and my nieces – I’d love to take them there.

  128. valerie says:

    Great idea for next time my Seattle friend is in town on layover!

  129. Cairine says:

    I love afternoon tea, there is something so lady-like about it. Also love the food, particularly the scones!

  130. Debbie says:

    I’m a teetotaller, love to go!

  131. wenxiao says:

    Wow awesome view of the food. Merry xmas

  132. Dennis says:

    I know my wife would love this and my daughter is so good, she deserves a treat too.

  133. Felix Tavira says:

    I’d loooooove to win thi !!!

  134. carol says:

    Yummy, yummy….looks delic.

  135. Gerald says:

    Thanks for bringing this venue for afternoon tea to my attention!

  136. Danielle says:

    Airplane takeoffs and landings are one of my great joys in life – second only to tea!

  137. Alex says:

    Would be a great treat for my wife and daughter!

  138. Donna says:

    Would love to win! ๐Ÿ™‚

  139. Katherine says:

    High tea always makes me feel like I am playing I have another life. Having it at the airport feels like a double fantasy!

  140. jennifer says:

    great way to spend an afternoon!

  141. joyce says:

    the pictures make me hungry!

  142. Sharon says:

    Looks lovely!

  143. Ceci says:

    Afternoon tea at the fairmont sounds lovely, would love to try it out some time!

  144. John S says:

    Warm tea on a cold day. Yum.

  145. Jessica says:

    Have always wanted to try this! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  146. Tenzin Chokyi says:

    Yummy… I’ve seen pics of facebook friends enjoying Fairmont high tea. . I would love to have that chance and treat some friends too!!

  147. Tenzin Chokyi says:

    Yummm.. I’ve seen pictures of facebook friends enjoying Fairmont’s high tea. . I would love to win that chance and treat some friends too.

  148. viv says:

    Count me in, please!!!

  149. Justin says:


  150. Michelle says:

    I would love to take my parents and my sister to this!

  151. Sanaz says:

    Looks like a great experience

  152. Angela says:

    This would be such a special treat! Crossing my fingers.

  153. Neena says:

    Sounds fabulous would love to go

  154. Iain says:

    This is a beautiful hotel.

  155. Sarah C says:

    I would love to get this!

  156. Alice H. says:

    Would love to take my family! My kids would have a ton of fun with this!

  157. angela griffin says:

    sounds like fun

  158. mike gismondi says:

    good luck everyone!

  159. Carly L says:

    Tea tea tea WWWwwweEEEeeee

  160. Susan P says:

    Great contest, looks delicious!

  161. Chantal D says:

    Have to love High Tea, wherever and whenever you can!

  162. Katy says:

    I know someone who would love this at the airport

  163. yasmin Hall says:

    Would love to take my inlaws to this!

  164. Phuong T. says:

    I love that afternoon tea has come back into fashion. It’s nice to slow down and share a wonderful experience with friends!

  165. Michelle says:

    Wow…I would love to try Afternoon Tea at Fairmount YVR!

  166. Sylvia says:

    I would love to take my mom

  167. Kevin says:

    I love afternoon tea at the Fairmont, sign me up!!

  168. Lisa Gedak says:

    oooh I would love to sip tea in style:) thanks for the opportunity!

  169. Maureen says:


  170. Ainsley MacCallum says:

    I love high tea!

  171. Phil Djwa says:

    Ditto on taking the Mom

  172. Brandee says:

    I’ve always wanted to go and have a fancy afternoon tea. It sounds so fun and yummy!

  173. Selina says:

    It all looks delicious!

  174. Shirley Nicolson says:

    Looks good.

  175. Jo-Ann Rae says:

    Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont Vancouver Hotel would be lovely to celebrate with family. My Mother’s 79th birthday on the 13th, my best friend’s 56th on the 18th and my daughter-in-law’s 39th on Christmas Day!

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