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Lake Agnes, Banff National Park

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Water Body · Hidden Gem · Hiking Trail
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As tiring as the trek to Lake Agnes can be even for the experienced hikers, the view of the pine trees and the mountains reflected in the water is more than rewarding. You can visit a teahouse located at an elevation of 2,134 m (7,002 ft), a favorite resting place for numerous visitors to this area. Add Lake Agnes and other attractions to your Banff National Park trip itinerary using our Banff National Park day trip planning app.
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  • We hiked to Lake Agnes on a beautiful, warm, sunny October day. Perfect weather for the climb. Although the Tea House was already closed for the season, the scenery was worth the effort. Plus, it.....  more
    We hiked to Lake Agnes on a beautiful, warm, sunny October day. Perfect weather for the climb. Although the Tea House was already closed for the season, the scenery was worth the effort. Plus, it.....  more »
  • Lakw Louise is so spectacular that LAke Agnes just pailed in comparison. We did the uphill hike (3hrs round trip) but there is only one glimpse of Lake Louise from up high and its a partial view. We.....  more
    Lakw Louise is so spectacular that LAke Agnes just pailed in comparison. We did the uphill hike (3hrs round trip) but there is only one glimpse of Lake Louise from up high and its a partial view. We.....  more »
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  • Lake Agnes is a gem above Lake Louise and holds the highest tea house in Canada! The hike was actually a bit harder than we expected at 2.2 miles and 1,300 feet of elevation gain, but it was definitely worth the trip. We ended up getting up there just as the tea house was closing but the people were so nice and still served us cookies and tea. It’s one of the most unique experiences I have had at high elevation and I recommend it just for that alone! The lake itself is beautiful and the mountains surrounding it are majestic as well. The views of Lake Louise down below on the journey up are awesome as well. If you are going to Lake Louise make sure to add this to your list!
  • Hiking level of difficulty is medium/moderate. You will pass by Mirror Lake before reaching Lake Agnes. There’s a Tea House beside it & a waterfall. It feels rewarding to have a place to sit down & rest and have a snack & drink after about an hour of hiking. I found it very surprising to have a cell phone signal. You have to hike a little bit up to go to washrooms. The path going up past the washrooms will lead you to Little Beehive. Hike for another 30 minutes & you’ll reach the top with even more spectacular views! If you walk toward northwest along the path on right side of lake it will lead you to either the Big Beehive that has a great view of Lake Louise below or to the Plain of 6 Glaciers.

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