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Lake Agnes | Banff National Park, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Description: "Its a seasonal teahouse (like the Plane of 6 glaciers teahouse, which is...
"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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Well worth the trek

It's a lengthy climb up to the tea house. But once you arrive you realize it's well worth the trip. The food is so-so, but the tea is delicious! This is one of my favorite day hikes, and the views are unsurpassed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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Troy, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

It's a lengthy climb up to the tea house. But once you arrive you realize it's well worth the trip. The food is so-so, but the tea is delicious! This is one of my favorite day hikes, and the views are unsurpassed.

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Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The food is nothing spectacular but I doubt that's why anyone goes here anyway. It's a nice little rest stop on the route of many trails. It is very simple and the prices are quite high but the snacks are decent and do their job of refuelling you to continue hiking. It can get quite cold up there, even in... More 

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Maroochydore
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My husband talked me into doing this hike after he watched a You Tube video. It took us 7hrs round trip. Make sure you have good shoes and plenty of water, and be prepared. I have a few breathing issues, so there where many areas that I was struggling to breath at, as you are rising a fair distance above... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Location: This is one of the most beautiful places in Rockies where you can have a snack and great cup of tea. If you don't count the commercial Chateau Fairmon on Lake Louise, this is nicest lakeview restaurant around. The lake is crystal clear with turquoise tints, the mountains around are sharp black peaks and there is a waterfall jsut... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The Teahouse is situated besides Lake Agnes and provides both in-door and outdoor seating. The hike from Lake Louise to the Teahouse took us approximately 2.5 hours to reach. Before approaching the Teahouse, you will be welcomed by a small waterfall below and the steep staircase besides the falls will be your last stretch of climbing, before sitting down to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

If you make it to Banff, then you'll really enjoy a hike around the lake and up to the tea house. It's a great place to rest and reflect on your day. Good soup and other foods.

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

It was a rainy, foggy day but we continued our hike hoping things would clear. We made it up to the tea house where we had a warm cup of tea and great home-made tea biscuits. The tea house inside seating was full so we sat outside on the balcony, can not imagine how busy it would have been if... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

the hike up to the tea house is pretty hard, if you re not a hiker but definitely worth the effort. The views of the lake and mountains and the quaint tea house are just amazing. A definite must do if you are in the area

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Nunney, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Someone told us we had walked the equivalent of 129 storeys so be warned before you set out to visit this lovely teahouse. It really is worth the walk and there is a varied menu to choose from, the prices are reasonable and the staff friendly

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

We hiked up with our two year old daughter this weekend. It took us an hour and a half up and an hour down. Pack a water bottle and wear layers. The tea was fabulous and so were the desserts. I would do this again in a minute. The views are amazing.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lake Agnes | Banff National Park, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Lake Louise

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: 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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