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Lake Agnes Tea House

Lake Agnes, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0, Canada
+1 403-763-7242
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Lake Agnes Tea House, Lake Louise Lake Louise  Canada
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Sun - Sat 8am - 5pm

Lake Louise Tea House

Not actually on Lake Louise, but atop a nearby mountain, is a small wooden tea house overlooking another, much smaller lake. With a week still to go before it opened for the summer months, the views outside were still impressive.

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Lake Agnes Tea House, Lake Louise

When you visit Banff. Take a good hike above Lake Louise until you reach Lake Agnes Tea House. Great Tea, Hot Chocolate and Scones!

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over 5 years ago

Hiking for the perfect biscuit

You know how everything tastes better after a good, long hike? With Lake Louise behind us, my husband and I continued our chilly trek in the Canadian Rockies. After 5 miles and a 1,204 foot elevation gain, our faces were numb with cold and our bodies felt weak with hunger. At that perfect moment, we caught the first sign of our saving grace - the smell of baking bread wafting out of a picturesque log cabin. It was magical.

The "teahoose", as the Canadians say, was built in 1927 by two Swiss guides as a resting place for climbers. To them, I am forever indebted. It was here that I had one of the most satisfying and delicious meals of my life - steaming hot biscuits with creamy butter, sweet honey, and a cup of Banff "Ice Wine" hot tea. Simple, humble, comforting.

Imagine looking in awe at the Rocky Mountains surrounding you, a cup of hot tea in one hand and a rustic biscuit in the other. Warm honey and butter runs down your chin with every hungry bite. Words truly cannot express this experience!

With no electricity, everything is made with care daily on wood stoves. The staff hikes in to live at the cabin on a weekly rotation. This is how fresh ingredients and provisions are brought to the teahouse as well. The result of this process is a camaraderie among hikers, bakers, and servers alike. You all worked hard to get up to that gorgeous spot on the mountain. So, you sit back together to enjoy the spectacular views...and to savor one more comforting biscuit.
over 5 years ago

Hike up to Lake Agnes

We found breathtaking views literally around every corner when we visited Banff National Park in Canada last June, but this one left us gasping for air. The steep two-hour hike uphill from Lake Louise may have had something to do with our wheezing, but we decided the scenery made up for our pain.

Just to the right from where I am standing, there is a charming off-the-path teahouse (Lake Agnes Tea House it is called) with hanging bouquets and tree stump chairs where we rested our feet and smoothed our lungs with the smell and taste of organic tea.

After a short repose, we tried to hike up to Little Beehive but lost the trail due to the 3+ feet of unmelted snow. So we scuttled back, out of fear of running into a bear in the wilderness (we had heard horrible stories). Luckily, we made it back bear-free and we continue to admire the photos we took of the scenery along the way.