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Lake Agnes Tea House

Lake Agnes | Banff National Park, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1E0, Canada
+1 403-763-7242
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“apple crumble” (53 reviews)
“scones” (51 reviews)
“soup” (66 reviews)
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Cafe, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Lake Agnes | Banff National Park, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1E0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Tea House in Lake Louise is well worth the hike! Beautiful scenery, pristine lakes, good food, reasonably priced.

Thank Z3862GEashleyt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited in Canada Day and lake Louise was flat out so we hiked up to the tea house. We went with our 2 kids aged 13 and 11 and it was pretty hot but manageable. Take some water and it took us about an...More

Thank 2406tommy
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Great experience and location. life saver on the hill if u forget ur water n snacks down in ur car . it is expensive no doubt but u will love anything that comes ur way when u are hungry or thirsty!

Thank Gaucalgary
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Enjoyed a great breakfast after our hike up the trail. Enjoyed green tea, homemade granola bar, and tea biscuits and jam. The staff was very welcoming and even offered recommendations of other hikes to do in the area.

Thank Klschick
Reviewed 20 December 2017

It's like getting the golden pot on the other side of the rainbow, after hiking up there. Take a time to contemplate such beautiful views from there, while having some tea or hot chocolate (this is a good one).

Thank benhub
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

This review relates to a walk we did to Lake Agnes Tea house in August 2011. We researched scenic walks around Lake Louise - prior to leaving Sydney Australia. The walk up from Lake Louise requires a good fitness level it is steep and winding..shaded...More

Thank Clarebear28
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Few people recommended going up to see this tea house when we were planning our trip. We took their advise and were not disappointed. This is a pretty easy walk, but it's uphill the entire way. Its about 3.6 km one way from Fairmont lake...More

1  Thank Pomidori
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This place is definitely worth the walk. It's small and cosy and the perfect spot for tea and scones. Take a walk around the lake when you get there and don't forget your camera. Stunning.

1  Thank FF_Traveller_123
Reviewed 9 November 2017

What a little gem. It was very busy and people waiting for tables as it was a very cold and wet day. The cafe hadn't had electricity for a week and the staff were rushed off their feet and inspite of this they were happy...More

Thank sallypilates
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We had ridden horses up to the Lake Agnes Tea house and were ready for a hot drink. I could get hot chocolate, but my husband is a coffee drinker. No such luck. There were many teas for which to choose- both cold and hot,...More

Thank Deborah D
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Eric O
25 October 2016|
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Response from Terry E | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I am not sure but if you contact them directly they do get back to you. I had asked about if they except reservations ( they do not ) and she called me back with a day.
24 August 2016|
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Response from muzzician | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. You will probably meet many people on their way up or back down.
Karen E
18 June 2016|
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Response from brianwA8874UN | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry for the delay in responding to your question since I just returned from yet another visit to the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise to get in visits to both the Plain of Six Glaciers and Lake Agnes teahouses. I do have... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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: +1 403-763-7242
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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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