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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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Cold Lake, Canada
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It takes more effort to get here than to the one at the Plain of Six Glaciers, but the view of the lake is definitely worth it. The spiuced lentil soup and teas we had were the perfect lunch after the hard climb.

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Thank Nikki S
Brighton, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We got here at the end of a long day's hiking up to the glacier and then to Lake Agness...it was like returning to civilization with a lot of people! But still nice. All the crowd had walked up from the nearer car park... we felt superior having walked miles!

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Quebec City, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We so enjoyed our walk up to the Lake Agnes Teahouse. While the walk is rather steep (we are from the east coast and are unaccustomed to this altitude), the end result was so worthwhile. Gorgeous! And you can sit down at the teahouse and enjoy sandwiches, scones and tea. Perfect! We tried the Blue Lady tea and were not... More 

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We hiked up to Lake Agnes on a cool day that turned fairly blustery at the lake. The Tea House was great. Hot chocolate and a cookie. What could be better. The kids working up there were hustling to deal with all the people. It's a small space with limited seating so etiquette required us to give up our table... More 

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Banff, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stopped at the tea house on the way to the Big Beehive. I left from the Fairmont and on the way you pass Mirror Lake. I rate the hike a moderate standard and you get nice views of Lake Louise as you climb higher. The crisp mountain air I was abit of a shock to the system but I just... More 

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North Bellmore, New York
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First of all, be prepared if you are in my age bracket to walk at an uphill and rocky trail for almost the entire trip. I am in my early 60's and because of the higher altitude could not catch my breath. Took us about 3 hours to complete this hike. As another said to me, "Oh, the things we... More 

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Brighton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The hike up to Lake Agnes seems never ending although it takes just over an hour. Once you get here rest a while and get some food and drink from the Teahouse. I seem to remember we had a round of Tuna and a round of Hummus sandwiches both of which were delicious and I don't like Tuna. Seeing Apple... More 

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Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had our break here after our climb. Great food, warm tea. Try the tea biscuits and the sandwich set. Taste great. Good service

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Montreal
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is about a 3 km hike up to the St. Agnes Teahouse but how nice to arrive there and be treated with delicious treats and tea.

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Thank cyclamen
minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was quite a hike up there with a fair amount of incline. Starting at Lake Louise which is pure turqoise blue water. Then Mirror Lake. Then Lake Agnes where where the Tea House is. Healthy sandwiches, soup, and welcomed hot chocolate. It was crowed on a Sunday. I suggest crossing the bridge and taking the alternate route down to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Cafe, Canadian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children
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
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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