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Lake Agnes Teahouse

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Lake Agnes | Banff National Park, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1E0, Canada
(403) 763-7242
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Dining options: Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
Description: "Its a seasonal teahouse (like the Plane of 6 glaciers teahouse, which...
"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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One of the places where he hiked on our July 2015 trip to Banff National Park, was from Lake Louis up the mountain to Lake Agnes. While purchasing our National Park Pass, the very helpful park ranger highly recommended the Teahouse. She also forewarned us to take cash. This was a truly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Christine P
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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23 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's a small place. Long line to wait. Not many tables available. Food run out quickly. We sat on the rock near the lake to enjoy our drink and snack, which tasted just OK. But the environment is wonderful. it's a nice place to rest after you climb to the top. Bring cash. They don't accept credit card.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the places where he hiked on our July 2015 trip to Banff National Park, was from Lake Louis up the mountain to Lake Agnes. While purchasing our National Park Pass, the very helpful park ranger highly recommended the Teahouse. She also forewarned us to take cash. This was a truly delightful lunch. Some of the charm was sitting... More 

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Thank Christine P
Porthcawl, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very pleasant couple of hours trekking up to the tea room - expect a long wait for a seat & your order but a stunning location with lovely views enroute.

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Thank Elaine S
Cochrane
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous location after a fairly long hike uphill. Sandwiches, cakes, pop and coffee etc available. Difficult to find a seat and get served. Staff generally unfriendly. Expensive for what you get.

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Thank J9157TXkarenr
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

I also reviewed the Plain of Six Glaciers teahouse, and feel very strongly that these are not to be missed. We were so sad to see so many people just walk the path around the lake, and then leave. Skipping these tea houses would be missing such a large part of the spirit of the area, which you'll understand the... More 

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Ladner, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

...after the hike - delicious! I would make it back again on the top to Lake Agnes for this and an energy-bringing tea ;-) Our visit was in September 2014.

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Castro Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

It was cool and lightly raining on the day we hiked from Lake Louise up to the Teahouse. They have an excellent selection of teas and baked goods. The pot of green tea and bowl of curried lentil soup really hit the spot. Cash only.

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Benllech, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Although I believe this place gets full, in season, we were the 1st to arrive, sat in seclusion on the balcony, overlooking the upper lake - perfect. The waitress (Owner?) is an absolute peach, friendly, efficient. They bake their own bread, to dish up with their own soup - unfortunately, we were too early to grab this, had to endure... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We'd never heard of Tea Houses before coming to Canada. What a great piece of history from the time of the explorers. Quite a walk from the lakeside (3.4km) but a good path zig-zagging up the mountain side - with plenty of gaps in the trees to admire the amazing views while you have a breather. It was worth the... More 

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Frankston, Australia
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

It's a challenging continuous uphill walk to the teahouse. We went in the afternoon, mid June, before the peak and it was very crowded. Fascinating history still operating as it did many years ago

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lake Agnes | Banff National Park, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1E0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Lake Louise
  • Phone Number: (403) 763-7242

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view

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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