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“Wonderful hike and great view”

Lake Agnes Tea House
Ranked #6 of 37 Restaurants in Lake Louise
Certificate of Excellence
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 August 11, 2014

Food at the tea house was very average but the view and hike to the tea house was great. Go for the experience but don't expect much in the way of the food offered.

Thank 777travelgirl
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Reviewed August 10, 2014

This was a great home, and during outside at the teahouse was a great way to relax afterwards. It was incredibly busy around lunchtime so we had to wait for a seat and there was no waiting list or anything, so that was kind of odd. The sandwiches are rather expensive for what you get, but the overall experience was worth it. We continued our hike up to Big Beehive afterwards, which I highly recommend to get away from the crowd!

Thank Lindsey J
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Reviewed August 9, 2014

One of our favourite days - a good hike up from Lake Louise rewarded with another stunning lake and a lovely teahouse. Recommend easy walk around lake and brief hike up to Little Beehive for more spectacular views.

Thank Steve P
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Reviewed August 6, 2014

It is worth every step up the trail to the tea house. The journey itself if beautiful. Once you get to the waterfall, you are almost there. The coffee was good and so were all the treats we ate as a reward for the hike. Go early in the morning so you can get a seat, otherwise, you might have to wait an hour or so.
Once you are there, the lake and scenery are beautiful.

Thank Rodsbabe
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Reviewed August 6, 2014

It was great after a walk with the kids to arrive at Lake Agnes, for the last 30 minutes of the walk we had been bribing the kids of a reward of tea and cake, the tea house delivered with kids having hot chocolate and apple crumble. All very nice and fantastic views. Downside, yes lots of other people and the cost, but what do you expect with the goods being flown out by helicopter and it being Lake Louise.

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Thank colinowen
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