10 Of The Best High Tea Spots In Canada

Pinkies out! From Victoria to Amherst, Nova Scotia, these are the best spots for a royal-worthy afternoon tea.

chefs prepare trays of high tea at best high tea spot cafe linnea

Café Linnea. Photo, Sarah Hervieux.

Between deciding whether you want tea or coffee, which jam you want to use on your scones, and which assortment of sweet and savoury finger foods to eat first, a complete afternoon tea requires a surprising amount of choices. To save you from decision-making fatigue, we’ve rounded up some of the best high tea spots across the country. While the simplest option for tea aficionados in Canada is often to make the trek straight to the closest historic Fairmont hotel — including classics like the Empress in Victoria and the Palliser in Calgary — these local spots should be on your must-visit list.