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“Well Worth the Strenuous Hike”

Plain of Six Glaciers Tea House
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, Canadian
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
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185 reviews
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“Well Worth the Strenuous Hike”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2014

It took a solid two hours each way for us to get there, but Peggy and I agreed it was well worth the climb. We shared a light lunch of a bowl of vegetable soup, half of a tuna salad sandwich, and a large slice of blueberry pie, all made on-site using propane stoves. And, of course, we had tea at the tea house. The views of the glaciers were outstanding, along with the vie of Lake Kouise, the Chateau Lake Louise and the ski are beyond.

Visited June 2014
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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“views and cake!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2014

Wonderful trail, stunning view of Lake Louise from afar, and the BEST chocolate cake! I'm not sure I could choose between this and Lake Agnes teahouse though...both wonderful!

Visited July 2013
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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“Very worthwhile hike to this quaint little spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2014

This was a place we didn't plan on going to. Started out towards Lake Agnes teahouse and then decided to keep going to Plain of Six Glaciers.

This is a moderate hike only in that it's a long hike on a warm day. The terrain is reasonable but bring water. There were some people who appeared to be a bit less active who were struggling near the end, but it's doable with the right shoes, water and a snack.

The teahouse itself is very rewarding. You can read a lot about the food etc elsewhere. It's simple by necessity, the staff was great and it really was a fantastic end to an afternoon. Escape the outrageously busy lakefront and head out here. It's worth it!

  • Visited August 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Beautiful hike to this teahouse”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2013

Most travelers head to the Lake Agnes teahouse, but head towards Victoria glacier to get away from the crowds. It is a 5.5 km hike from the Chateau.

Most rewarding is the bird's view of Lake Louise Chateau and the lake. Once at the tea house, sit outside on the veranda to enjoy the panorama.

Note that there is no credit card facilities up ghee: CAD or USD only.

Visited April 2013
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New York City, New York
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“The reward at the top”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2013

Hiking the 6 plains glacier trail you'll find this great scenic stop at the top. A welcome sight. You'll find a nice menu of pastries, sandwiches, and a wide variety of teas. It's very homely and at once you feel like part of the family.

Had the hot soup and the apple pie with maple black tea. Delish! Great service and very friendly. Lovely 2 dogs that protect the site from bears and porcupines. Just sit back have your tea and relax and enjoy the beauty of banff and lake louise area.

  • Visited September 2013
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