Lake Agnes has always been a special spot for me. I have one especially fond memory of hiking there with my Mother in the off-season. When we arrived at the lake, we had it completely to ourselves. The late afternoon light behind the peeks at the end of the lake was nothing short of spectacular. It got me thinking that getting engaged at Lake Agnes would be so romantic!
If you haven’t heard of it, Lake Agnes is a 3.5 km forested hike above Lake Louise. I was so happy to meet Christine and Cody who share a passion for exploring the Rockies. We planned an evening hike to Lake Agnes and arrived just as the sun was dropping behind Mt. Niblock and Mt. Whyte. From towering rockfaces to alpine meadows, there are so many beautiful spots around the lake to explore. The hike to Lake Agnes is a popular one, read more here.
Lake Agnes Tea House
At the end of the glacier-fed lake sits a rustic log cabin tea house. In addition to the magnificent views, they serve homemade treats and over 100 varieties of loose-leaf tea. A special thank you to the ladies at the tea house for letting us sneak in a few photos after hours. The tea house is generally open from early June until Canadian Thanksgiving from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Here’s a local tip: Plan your engagement session in mid to late September to take advantage of larch season. Larch are coniferous trees that lose their needles in the fall. They turn from green to yellow and put on quite a show around Lake Agnes at that time of year.
Here’s another Rocky Mountain engagement session in Kananaskis Country, if you’d like to see.
Engaged at Lake Agnes captured by Calgary wedding photographer Tara Whittaker