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Lake Agnes Tea House
Ranked #5 of 37 Restaurants in Lake Louise
Description: Imagine hiking to one of Canada's oldest and highest tea houses! Lake Agnes Tea House is family run tea house in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. To reach Lake Agnes, you will undertake a forested 3.5 km (2.25 mile) hike with an elevation gain of 400 m. (1,300 ft). Situated at an altitude of 2,135 m. (7,005 ft), the Lake Agnes Tea House is located in a lovely hanging valley on the shores of Lake Agnes, which is surrounded by craggy peaks and breathtaking views. Once you arrive at Lake Agnes, you can take comfort in knowing the baker, who is one of the owners, started baking fresh bread, homemade soup and mountain treats at 4:30 a.m. on their propane stove. With no running water or electricity and all the fresh food carries up in the staff's backs, life at Lake Agnes Tea House is an adventure. The dishes are done by hand and all of the orders such as sandwiches, tea biscuits, mountain bars and tea are made to order. Cash only & hike with plenty of water.
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Description: Imagine hiking to one of Canada's oldest and highest tea houses! Lake Agnes Tea House is family run tea house in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. To reach Lake Agnes, you will undertake a forested 3.5 km (2.25 mile) hike with an elevation gain of 400 m. (1,300 ft). Situated at an altitude of 2,135 m. (7,005 ft), the Lake Agnes Tea House is located in a lovely hanging valley on the shores of Lake Agnes, which is surrounded by craggy peaks and breathtaking views. Once you arrive at Lake Agnes, you can take comfort in knowing the baker, who is one of the owners, started baking fresh bread, homemade soup and mountain treats at 4:30 a.m. on their propane stove. With no running water or electricity and all the fresh food carries up in the staff's backs, life at Lake Agnes Tea House is an adventure. The dishes are done by hand and all of the orders such as sandwiches, tea biscuits, mountain bars and tea are made to order. Cash only & hike with plenty of water.
Reviewed May 29, 2014

We had a lot of fun hiking up to the tea house! It was pretty busy and we did have to wait awhile for our drinks. Cash only. It was worth it though. I would go again for sure.

Thank OntheGotoEverywhere
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Reviewed April 27, 2014

The hike was wonderful, and the tea and biscuits could not be beat! Had a friendly little creature there with us. Perfect hike with a little group of friends! The Beehives were a wonderful extension.

Thank jrice009
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Reviewed March 19, 2014

The walk up from Chateau Lake Louise is OK for anyone of average fitness but it's smart to have good walking shoes, rainwear and water even so. There are a few steep sections towards the end but the experience of being in the forest, the views of the lake and then the arrival at this little teahouse perched next to its own little lake under the Beehive peaks makes it all worthwhile. As others have noted, it gets very busy and you may have to wait for a seat, share a table, and also wait for your order to be delivered by the team of happy young souls that were running it when we visited. What's on the menu is fairly basic - soups, sandwiches, chips, cookies - but remember it all has to be brought up here. You don't go there for the cuisine, you go there for the experience, and that's worth five stars any time. If you've enough energy you can walk on around the edge of Lake Agnes and up and over a steep rise at the far end to a choice of three ways back, including one via another teahouse 5 hard km on, then another 7-8km back to the Chateau! Ask at the Chateau or the Teahouse about bears before you do this.

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Thank Jules8Perkins
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Reviewed February 26, 2014

We did the hike up to the Tea House which was a pretty trail with very nice views of Lake Louise and the mountains. The trail is relatively easy and very well maintained due to all of the traffic. Unfortunately if you go in prime season as we did (late June) you may find that the tea house is very busy. We waited for a VERY long time to place an order and paid through the nose for very basic tea and sandwich. I understand the reason for the price given logistics of transporting food up the hill. However if I were to do it again I would either bring a thermos/sandwich or plan to eat before or after the hike.

Thank John E
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Reviewed January 19, 2014

The Teahouse is an easy day hike with great views. We started out fairly early not really knowing what to expect. We had no guide, no map, or any knowledge as we saw the sign by Lake Louise that pointed up and we went for it.

The scenery was spectacular, the lakes and waterfall along the way were beautiful. When we got to the top we had a tea and dessert.

One point to note, I had a walking pole and while I'm sure footed, I was glad to have it. I would do the trek again.

Thank Sian-Keona
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