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Address: | Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 1E0, Canada
Activities: Hiking
Description: Tiny lake only a couple of kilometers away from Lake Louise; a great...
Tiny lake only a couple of kilometers away from Lake Louise; a great hiking destination.
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The trail is moderately steep to the tea house, but has a few nice opportunities to view Lake Louise and surrounding mountains. The lake gets smaller and smaller. The trail is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The trail is moderately steep to the tea house, but has a few nice opportunities to view Lake Louise and surrounding mountains. The lake gets smaller and smaller. The trail is very popular. Nice lake on the way to the tea house. The dog enjoyed a little dip. Tea house had no where to sit as it was packed with... More 

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Duncan, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

There is a great reward available to anyone willing to climb up to Lake Agnes. Not only is this lake experience a visual oasis for the senses that must be seen and experienced to believe, but also there is a literal oasis in the small tea house that sits on the lake. There is something magical that happens when you... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Most people visiting Lake Louise stop at the lakeshore, drink it in, then pile back in the car or bus and head off. If you have a bit more time, it is a lot nicer to get up into the trees and do some hiking. My preferred trail is out to the Plain of Six Glaciers, where you are almost... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This is a beautiful hike, the quintessential Canadian mountain experience. We chose this hike over the Plain of the Six Glaciers because it was a bit shorter and we are not experienced hikers. We need not have worried, the climb was moderately strenuous, but fairly smooth and even in most places. We reached the Tea House in about 1.5 hours,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I did this this hike several times. But you need to combine together with small or big Beehive. Small beehive is only another 1.2km from Lake Agnes. Halfway you see a stunning little mirror lake afterwards small waterfall and Lake Agnes. If you head up to small beehive you get to see all three - Lake Louise, mirror lake and... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

It's what i called 'civilized hiking". Work like a dog to get to the top, but then you sit down and have tea and cookies before returning to the bottom. Be aware-the elevation gain is equivalent to 130 stories! Not as many view points as most hikes. It is paved.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Loved making the hike from Lake Louise up to the lake Agnes Tea House. Saw lakes, mountains, glaciers and a waterfall along the way. A bit of a steep hike in a short distance but my husband who is not in top condition made it with a few short stops along the way. It is beyond beautiful, it gave me... More 

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Bonsall, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Not an easy hike, but worth every step as you pass by Mirror Lake - enjoy the tea house at the top - also worth every step!

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Saint John, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our hike to Lake Agnes Teahouse and then on to Big Beehive. The total time involved was 4 hours for us, which included a 30 minute rest at the Teahouse and another 30 minute rest at the Gazebo on the top of Big Beehive. Parts of it are steep, but not extremely difficult. Moderate best describes the... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This trail is a pretty vigorous climb - takes about 2 hours to get to the top. The scenery of Lake Agnes and the surrounding mountains is worth it however. We had a snack at the tea house that we enjoyed very much - as you might expect there wasn't a huge menu, primarily sandwiches and tea (of course) but... More 

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