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“Hike with 2 young kids worth it! ”

Lake Agnes Tea House
Ranked #3 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 5 July 2014 via mobile

Loved the yummy scones, apple crumble and tea! We did the uphill hike with our pram for as far as we could (2/3 way) then carried and walked the rest with a 2 and 4 year old. It was def. worth it and we love the view and food! I would do it again!

1  Thank Chantelknox
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

Huge selection of teas. Nice to sit outside, but you have to wait -- and bring cash. Dress warm. Little hard to get table.

All in all, good hike and tea to end it all.

Thank kpconno
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

When you finally reach the tea house and see the lake and backdrop scenery it is well worth the hike up the trail. Very different activity to do while staying at the Fairmont. You can see a glimpse of the Tea House from the hotel, it is kind of mysterious looking at it from the hotel.

Thank regina w
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

The walk up takes about an hour and a half or so with stops to rest. I am in so-so shape the incline got me a little bit. If you take your time though you can do it. The views are gorgeous from the tea house and the atmosphere is great. So nice to sit down for a cup of tea and scones after the hike (which is a little difficult on the way up). The girls working there have to hike up and down the trail everyday to move trash and supplies. They make everything from scratch without electricity. It is really great that they keep the teahouse going. You will most likely run into a wait at the teahouse so maybe go in early in the day. We were there in the afternoon and it took us 45 minutes just to get a parking space at Lake Louise. For the hike up and down plus the hour we spent at the teahouse I would say it was 3.5-4 hours rounds trip.

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1  Thank Malorie C
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

It is a steep hike but worth the effort. Its just good fun to climb so high and find a teahouse. The lake was still icy and there was a lot of snow about. My husband managed to slip on some snow on the way down. The hot chocolate and cake was very tasty and the girls work very hard.

Thank Gill W
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