Plain of Six Glaciers Teahouse
With every step along the Plain of Six Glaciers trail, the feeling of remoteness intensifies. The lakefront fades away as the path moves over a silty delta, across a rocky traverse and up the spine of a glacial moraine.
The iconic log cabin - that’s home to the tea house - is nestled in the woods below the namesake Plain of Six Glaciers. Settle in for tea and a chat with the family members who’ve run the tea house since 1959 and are walking, talking encyclopedias of the area.
Good To Know
- 3-6 hrs
- Jun - Oct
- Parking is usually full from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Take Roam Transit or reserve a seat on the Parks Canada shuttle in advance.
- Paid parking in effect from 7:00 am – 7:00 pm daily.
- Distance from Banff:
- Distance from Lake Louise:
When to go
Cash Only: If you are hoping for a sweet treat or a cup of tea, make sure you bring cash (Plain of Six Glaciers Teahouse does not accept any card or digital payments)
Local Flavour: Save room for the homemade chocolate cake.
Take advantage of the horse ride tours offered through Brewster Adventures/Timberline Tours and give your hiking legs a break.
Roam Route 8X: Daily service operating year round.
Roam Route 8S: Daily service operating May - September.
Parks Canada Shuttles: Daily service operating May - October.
Length: 5.3 km one way
Elevation gain: 365 m
Hiking time: 4 hour round trip
Trailhead: Upper Lake Louise Parking Area