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Advance tickets sold out – Thank you!!

Our sincerest thank you to everyone who has purchased tickets to the Vancouver Tea Festival so far!

Online ticket sales have now ended. Our festival has generated interest far in excess of what we expected, or even dreamed, and due to overwhelming ticket demand, ticket sales at the door will be completely dependent on venue capacity restrictions. In short, if you do not have tickets already, we cannot guarantee we will be able to provide admittance to the festival.

We’re so excited to see everyone at the festival in a few short hours!

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Experience the world in a cup!

It’s no secret that Vancouver, Canada’s Pacific jewel, is a city with a relentless and passionate devotion to quality of life. Whether on the mountain, on the water, along the Seawall, or amid the city’s distinctive and vibrant neighbourhoods, Vancouverites are known for wholeheartedly embracing the concept of living well, in all senses of the phrase.

As a result of this passion for living well, Vancouver has assuredly become a city of ‘foodies’ – a city with discerning, diverse, and increasingly sophisticated tastes in food and drink. Until relatively recently, however, tea was something of an afterthought on the Vancouver scene – overshadowed, among other things, by the city’s reputation as a haven for coffee lovers. But no longer.

Tea sits at the fortunate confluence of two of the most important societal trends in the 21st century – an increase in gastronomic sophistication, and a greater focus on healthy living – and in few places are those trends as evident as in Vancouver. Vancouverites from all walks of life are rapidly gravitating toward drinking tea, awakening to tea’s almost innumerable positive attributes.

  • The incredible diversity of teas produced means there is a taste to satisfy virtually any palate.
  • The splendour of finest teas invites comparison to the world’s great wines, cheeses, and other delicacies.
  • The health benefits of tea consumption are immense, and supported by an ever-growing corpus of scientific literature.
  • Tea’s versatility has led to its use in an increasing variety of fresh applications, ranging from innovative cocktails to gourmet cuisine, and even to body and wellness products.

One would be hard-pressed to find another niche within the beverage market experiencing growth as explosive as that of tea. Despite this growth, however, tea has still managed to stay mostly under the proverbial radar. Until now.

We at the Vancouver Tea Society believe the time has come to showcase specialty tea in all its splendour to Vancouver, and to British Columbia as a whole.

Early reaction to the news of the Vancouver Tea Festival’s founding has been resounding excitement and anticipation; don’t miss out! Come be a part of this groundbreaking event!

Festival Tickets

Adult - $5 online / $6 door (before 1 PM) / $7 door (after 1 PM) . Children under 12 free.

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Event Date & Times

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Festival floor: 11 AM - 5 PM

Educational sessions: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Venue Location

1 Athletes Way, Vancouver, BC

Situated at the edge of False Creek amid the excitement of Vancouver’s Olympic Village, the waterfront community centre provides a stunning venue for the inaugural Vancouver Tea Festival. Creekside is centrally located, immediately adjacent to the False Creek seawall, ensuring easy access by transit (bus and Skytrain), car, bicycle, and foot. Ample parking is available, both on-street and in parking garages.