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Lake Louise, Canada

Lake Louise is in Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada.  It might be the most popular lake to visit within the park. There is a huge hotel right in front of the lake and a hike to a tea house.

 

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Lake Agnes Tea House
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Lake Agnes Tea House was built in 1901 as a shelter for hikers and began serving tea in 1905.  The hike to the tea house is about an hour [maybe a 90 minute] hike.  It starts right beside the Lake Louise [if the hotel is to your back, the trail head is on the right side of Lake Louise] and ends at Lake Agnes.  It can be a strenuous hike for some people, so there is also an option of going to the top by horse.  The horses can make it about 95% of the way up, but then you need to walk the rest because there are stairs you must climb.  The tea house sits adjacent to Lake Agnes which leads into a water fall.  It’s a nice relaxing atmosphere after an exhausting and long hike. Be sure to bring cash, however, because the tea house does not accept credit/debit cards.

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If you don’t want to walk the 1.5 hours up the mountain, then you can go by horse!

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