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Lake Agnes Teahouse

Lake Agnes | Banff National Park, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Ranked #4 of 29 restaurants in Lake Louise
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Bakery
Description: "Its a seasonal teahouse (like the Plane of 6 glaciers teahouse, which is listed on TripAdvisor), located on Lake Agnes in the Lake Louise area. A 2.5 mile hike brings you to this amazing little historic hut, perched on the rim of a cliff and looking over a lake to The Beehive and mountains beyond. So incredible to stumble across. Whats wonderful is that they have over 100 kinds of teas, good sandwiches and soups, and quite a selection of baked goods (gluten-free included!)".
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Description: "Its a seasonal teahouse (like the Plane of 6 glaciers teahouse, which is listed on TripAdvisor), located on Lake Agnes in the Lake Louise area. A 2.5 mile hike brings you to this amazing little historic hut, perched on the rim of a cliff and looking over a lake to The Beehive and mountains beyond. So incredible to stumble across. Whats wonderful is that they have over 100 kinds of teas, good sandwiches and soups, and quite a selection of baked goods (gluten-free included!)".
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  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Richmond, Virginia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

While staying at the Chateau Fairmont Lake Louise, we hiked to the Tea House at Lake Agnes. This is a 2.2 mile uphill walk through the woods, rising about 1200 feet, from a starting altitude of about 5800 feet. If you are not in good shape or not acclimated to the altitude, it may challenge you. We did it on... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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114 reviews 114 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the tea and cookies. Menu is more limited that the Plain tea house but is good quality. Again I recommend getting your start early.

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Irvine, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This might have been my favorite hike in Banff/Jasper--its so hard to choose! We arrived early, at 8:30 a.m., which I highly recommend. We took our time on the way up and made many stops to take photos. We also enjoyed tea and biscuits at the Teahouse, but on our way back down two hours later we passed hundreds of... More

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St. Albert, Alberta
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

First off, all bad reviews I have read - people just don't get it. If you want a five star restaurant then go back down the mountain to the Chateau. The tea houses are a piece of history, preserved. The food is good considering there is only a wood burning stove. Prices could be better, yet one needs to consider... More

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Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

It rained all through our trek , but man was it worth the final prize ! The tea house is a small family owned establishment right atop mirror lake , when you start the trek . The soup is blissfully hot and yum ! Don't forget to try the apple crumble ! Slightly steep for a trek but totally worth... More

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Calgary, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

A nice reward after the hike. Good snacks and teas. Nice views and great service. Nice The hike to get there could be hard for people out of shape.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We took the 4.2 km hike up to the teahouse early one morning and arrived before the crowds. You climb a set of stairs that runs along a beautiful stream to get to the teahouse from the trail and as you come to the top of the stairs the lake was just beautiful. An oasis in the middle of the... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The hike in late June was very snowy, the view fantastic, and the warm oasis a welcome island of international comraderie. We loved being seated among Germans, Swiss, French and Dutch and swapping tips on the trails we had most enjoyed. For the really adventuous, hike on to the Six Glaciers Tea House!

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Houston
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

While the hike up to the Lake Agnes Tea House takes some effort, it is well worth it. The views are incredible and the Tea House offers a wide variety of teas, other drinks and snacks for sale. The staff is friendly and helpful with tea choices. Make sure you check out the views from the back of Lake Agnes.

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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The tea-house was great motivation for me to get up there. And having a pot of ginger-green tea with chocolate chip cookies whilst enjoying the best view from inside the tea-house was quite worth it. It is an old-ish looking place that smells a little like propane. There is a lot of outdoor seating and Lake Agnes, just beside the... More

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