5 Ways to Celebrate The Royal Family’s Visit to B.C.

Raise your pinkies, fly the Union Jack and nibble some scones in honour of Prince William and Princess Kate's tour of B.C. and Yukon

Palace Breakfast Tea Set, Urban Tea Merchant

Wake up in the morning like the Duke and Duchess with the exclusive Palace Breakfast Tea Set by The Urban Tea Merchant. This luxury collection comes with two tea blends, packaged magnificently in a regal case. The Breakfast King Tea is a robust black tea, balanced by a rare ginseng root and a hint of sweetness, while The Breakfast Queen Tea is a delightful blend of green tea, sweet lemon, and noble rose. The collection will also be available at The Urban Tea Merchant’s latest fall pop-up shop in Nordstrom.

High Tea, Pacific Yacht Charters

Enjoy high tea and a special livestream of The Royal Family’s arrival to Vancouver aboard the Pacific Yacht by The Westin Bayshore Marina on Sunday, September 25th. Sip on champagne and savour a delicious selection of sandwiches, scones, tarts and more in the yacht’s luxurious dining salon. Pull out your fanciest clothes and dress to impress! 

12.30 p.m. to 4.00 p.m., tickets for $75 per person, call 604 689 1227 for reservations 

Credit: Steamworks 

2016 Royal Visit Commemorative Ale, Steamworks

Head over to Steamworks historic Gastown brew pub to enjoy their very own royal refreshment, available for a limited time. The Steamworks Commonwealth Ale has been brewed and bottled exclusively in commemoration of the Duke and Duchess’s arrival. With a selection of British Malts, and tropical hops from New Zealand and Australia, the beer has a classic, old-world malt flavour with a West Coast finish—perfect for royalty! 

Open 11:30 a.m., 375 Water Street, Gastown

Credit: Loden Hotel

Elevenses, Loden Hotel

Stay at the Loden Hotel for a regal experience, as it transforms into the “London Hotel” in honour of The Royal Visit. From Saturday, September 24th until Saturday, October 1st, the entire property will celebrate in royal style with British decor, a red carpet at the entrance, the Union Jack draped from the lobby walls, and even life-sized cutouts of Will and Kate for some selfie opps. Each day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., guests can enjoy the oh-so-British tradition of Elevenses in the lobby with proper biscuits, polite conversation, and cups of TWG Tea (with the pinky finger extended, of course). Guests can also request an exclusive London turndown service that will include a room with British decor, English sweets, a souvenir Brown Betty teapot and more. 

Click here for reservations, 1177 Melville Street

A Royal Champagne Afternoon Tea, Fairmont Empress

Visit the beautiful Fairmont Empress in Victoria for the launch of “A Royal Champagne Afternoon Tea” in honour of the Duke and Duchess. Raise your royal pinkies up and enjoy creations of the former Royal Pastry Chef Darren McGrady, including caramel banana cake, coronation chicken mayonnaise bridge rolls and the Royal Chocolate Birthday Cake (a family recipe dating back to Queen Victoria). The event will be offered in the hotel’s lobby lounge from Friday, September 30th until Wednesday, November 30th. 

Click here for more info, 721 Government Street, Victoria