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Plain of Six Glaciers Tea House

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Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
(403) 667-4663
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Calgary, Canada
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74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Living in Calgary puts you at the doorstep of some of the world's most incredible scenery. A moderate hike of about 2 hours has you enjoying tea and scones at the teahouse

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Thank Ed H
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

This Tea House is the hike reward, hidden between glaciers, you'll have to take a 2 hrs beautiful hike to go there (no vehicles available) going across Louise Lake and going up to the mountains. There are many panoramic views that you can even photograph or just enjoy. The hike is good for beginners but requires lots of energy and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

We went up as a group and it was spectacular. After 9 days of hiking both in the Banff area and Glacier National Park, this was one of our top two favorite hikes. The first thirty minutes around the lake is flat and beautiful. This is a good option for those who don't want to climb. The tea house was... More 

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2 Thank Monica_W1970
Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Such a wonderful hike to both tea houses. Service was quite quick despite it being quite crowded. We were here in 1973 and they remain quite the same. Beautiful scenery!!!

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susanne g, Owner at Plain of Six Glaciers Tea House, responded to this review

Thank you so much. I am one of the original family owners, and I strived to maintain the same feeling as in the 70's. Fun, quick service, simple wholesome meals, ...... More 

Columbia, Maryland
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177 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

At noon on Sunday, 18 Sept., we started the 3.3 mile, 1215’ gain, hike from the trailhead on the Lake Louise shore walk 600’ from the Fairmont Chateau. At 2:16 pm we arrived at the tea house in the wilderness built by the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1924. There is a viewpoint near the tea house with restrooms just a... More 

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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343 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We walked up from the main Lake Louise car park, around 6kms away, so we were ready for a break when we arrived. Note that we took 4 hours to do the hike including stops for pictures and lunch here. As it was the last week the tea house was open for the season choices were a little limited, but... More 

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1 Thank Gary T
Naperville, Illinois
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73 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We began our hike around the lakeshore of Lake Louise, and before we knew it, we were well on our way to the teahouse. It was more grueling for my husband than myself, but I was enjoying the challenge. We saw the helicopter fly in several times, carrying tethered packages, and then learned that they were making deliveries, so there... More 

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We enjoyed this stop on our hike of the Plain of Six Glaciers. We enjoyed the tea, which helped us warm up on a chilly day, but the soup and homemade bread were also good. Even though it was crowded (we got to the tea house around lunch time), we were still able to get a seat right away by... More 

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Thank Elizabeth W
Salinas, United States
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We are not sure why the chocolate cake was so good. Was it the hike up the hill, was it the elevation, was it the view. Whatever it was, we loved it! The tea house is primitive and they were super busy even on a rainy cold day. The service was slow, but we didn't care, since we weren't in... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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299 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

If you hike, have a cup of tea and pastry at the tea house. Cool place with real authentic alpine feel to the kitchen. All heavy food stuff are helicopter in twice a year and or hand carry into the tea house. Items are reasonably price. If you need to use the Toilets - hold your breath or do it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Lake Louise
  • Phone Number: (403) 667-4663

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