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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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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“apple crumble” (48 reviews)
“scones” (50 reviews)
“soup” (64 reviews)
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Cafe, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
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$$ - $$$
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Lake Agnes | Banff National Park, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1E0, Canada
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1 - 10 of 764 reviews

Reviewed yesterday 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

Thank Pomidori
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank FF_Traveller_123
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 11 October 2017

I was hesitant to go... I'm not much of a hiker and the idea of climbing 1,300ft above Lake Louise was NOT appealing. That said, my husband had visited the Lake Agnes Teahouse when he was a child and wanted to experience it again. We...More

Thank K B
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

The lake Agyis so divine after the treck I was not that disappointed the tea house was crowded- no hope of refreshments- but got to use the outhouse facilities which helped to continue my voyage further into the mountains- I did peep into the little...More

Thank Katie B
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Yes, the crowds are onmipresent, and the trail leading to Lake Agnes isn't the best in the area, but the falls and the tea house at the foot of Lake Agnes remain one of the best destinations in the Lake Louise area. Enjoy tea and...More

Thank klorenc
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Rip off everything is over priced and service non existent i.e. sent pot tea back as cold after 6 mins asked where replacement was to be told thought did not want it, I said paid 14 cad for a pot of hot tea for 2...More

Thank fredjean97
Reviewed 6 October 2017

You feel a sense of achievement hiking up to this popular tea house and rewarding yourself at the end with a choice of soups, sandwiches, tea or cakes. There is no electricity here so the darkness inside adds to the atmosphere and the amount of...More

Thank YeeHaa
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

The hike up to Agnes was great. Listed at 3.7kms it sure felt shorter than that. We made it up to the tea house early which paid off. People started to flood in as we were leaving. The tea was decent, but the service was...More

Thank Dave J
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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.
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BreMansell
23 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.
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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
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Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
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View, Kids, Child-friendly
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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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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