This post is a continuation of our travels back in August. If you missed where we spent the morning at Hell’s Gate Airtram, you could check that out here.
After Hell’s Gate, our tummies were feeling impatient to start our descent back down to Historic Yale Site in Yale, BC. Our first stop was satisfying those tummies at The Wards Tea House.
This tea house was quaint and inviting. When you walked in you will notice that the employee’s attire is catered to the era waiting to get you seated with friendly faces.
We all enjoyed cold lemonade, ice coffee for myself and a hot home-cooked meal. Our bellies were delighted by the chicken pot pie, sausage rolls, samosa, and soup.
After lunch, we were given a tour of the Ward’s house. I felt like an excited child walking through the home. My heart ached for the simplicity of it all. Our culture today tends to glorify a life outside of the home. The art of spending most of the day in the kitchen preparing food has been lost as food is always just a drive-thru away.
Once our tour ended at the Ward’s, we set off to explore the Museum. The outside in Tent City was another highlight for us. The kids once again had a chance to pan for gold while I wandered around the tents nearby.
Having the place to ourselves added to the nostalgia of it all. There almost seemed to be a whisper of the people and era buzzing in the background as I picked up items in each tent.
Our time in Yale went by faster than I wanted it to. The hubby and I both agreed that this will be a place that we come back to another time to explore more of the area. Have you been to Historic Yale before?