Beehive, Banff National Park

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The Beehive is a mountain located in Banff National Park of Alberta, Canada. It was named by J. Willoughby Astley in 1890 because the mountain resembles a beehive. The mountain is also known as the Big Beehive as there is a smaller beehive shaped mountain nearby called the Little Beehive.The mountain is located above Lake Louise and can be accessed via hiking trails either from Lake Louise or Lake Agnes.
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  • We traveled through the Canadian Rockies by camper trailer and we were in Alberta/Rockies 28 days. Jasper and Waterton were the high lights of our trip. Banff was OK, but the town was too crowded and ...  more »
  • We set out in the morning to ascend to the beehive. It can be a bit intimidating when viewed from the Fairmont, but do not be daunted. As long as you set out with plenty of time, you can go at as slow...  more »
  • Like Switzerland but higher mountains, bigger valleys. We went in Septemberand the flowers were truly beautiful, at Banff's Cascade Gardens.  more »
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  • Went with Calgary friends to Lake Louise where we hiked to the Lake Agnes Tea House and then up to the Beehive. Lots of elevation gain from Lake Louise and a pretty good workout for a hike. It's worth the effort for sure. We made a loop first through Mirror Lake and then up to Lake Agnes. The trails are arranged so you don't need to retrace your steps going back down. There's a nice water fall along the way as a bonus.
  • We hiked to the Big Beehive on a quite smoky day. Nevertheless, the views from up there were incredible. The way up is not that difficult. Some of the switchbacks in the final part are a little more risky, but nothing too bad.
  • Great hike. I've walked to the Lake Agnes teahouse several times but this is the first time I continued around the lake and then up the Beehive. There's a great view of Lake Louise at the top. You can continue down the other side closer to the lake rather than retracing your steps.
  • Amazing and breathtaking view to the Lake Louise from 2300m above the sea !
  • Difficult hike that rewards with stunning views of the area, and of the tiny canoes skimming across Lake Louise below.

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