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03/27/2014 09:18 EDT | Updated 05/27/2014 05:59 EDT

Vancouver's Shangri-La Adds Art To Afternoon Tea

If you enjoy spending an afternoon sipping on the finest loose leaf teas and nibbling on delicious baked delights, you must visit the Vancouver Shangri-La. And now is actually the perfect time to indulge as the award-winning hotel has added an artistic element to their traditional high tea.

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If you enjoy spending an afternoon sipping on the finest loose leaf teas and nibbling on delicious baked delights, you must visit the Vancouver Shangri-La. And now is actually the perfect time to indulge as the award-winning hotel has added an artistic element to their traditional high tea.

Until April 15, the Artist in Residence Afternoon Tea allows guests to delight in Canadian-inspired tea treats --baked blueberry yogurt; glazed pecan butter tarts; cinnamon dusted doughnuts with maple cream; and the legendary Vancouver Island staple, the Nanaimo bar, to name only a few.

At the same time, you can explore and celebrate the diversity of Canadian landscapes, captured by master photographer Ron Smid in his latest collection, Canada: The Light on Our Land.

A photographic genius, Smid chronicled the geographic diversity of our beautiful Canada over two decades, travelling an astonishing 250,000 km in search of the quintessential Canadian landscape. Working with his beloved 1936 Deadorff Woodfield camera and traditional transparency film, Smid was able to capture amazing, high quality sheet film images with a truly unique look, which were then meticulously printed by hand onto Cibachrome classic paper, offering the maximum in depth, colour purity and organic beauty unlike any other printing process.

From a fiery Pacific sunrise on Vancouver Island to a final twilight crescendo of surf through The Arch in Newfoundland, this exhibit showcases probably the finest collection of Canadian landscape images of our time. Smid's work is found in private and corporate collections around the world, and is sold exclusively through the Ron Smid Collection gallery located in the Upper Village in Whistler, B.C.

The Artist in Residence Afternoon Tea runs until April 15 is available daily from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. for $38 per person. Ron Smid will be in the lounge on Saturdays and Sundays, from 1 to 4 p.m., to speak about the collection, share tales from his journeys across Canada's wilderness, and answer questions about his unique and rare photography process.

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