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Beautiful Views and Relatively Easy

Well, where do I start? When I was reading about Peyto Lake, I kept seeing people say that you... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2018
Chicago, Illinois
Simply awesome!!!

So worth taking the time to hike past the viewing platform of Peyto Lake. About 5 minutes away... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2018
Steve H
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

Well, where do I start? When I was reading about Peyto Lake, I kept seeing people say that you should go to the upper area because it’s a better view of Peyto Lake and not a long hike, so we decided to hike our way...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank TheFair0ne
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

So worth taking the time to hike past the viewing platform of Peyto Lake. About 5 minutes away from the viewing platform on the small Loop at Peyto Lake the trail branches off for the Bow Lake Summit. I didn't find the trail to be...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Steve H
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

What a great stop on our tour bus overlooking the mountains crisp clear beautiful day just a quick visit to this area

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank paws0810
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Firstly, if you have a handicap sign, drive to the top parking lot where the tour buses get to park. It will save a lot of walking uphill. The view looking down on Peyto Lake is one of the classic views in the Canadian Rockies...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank haveboozewilltravel
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

We were there in the 4th of July & threw snowballs at each other, a first for us. The turnoff for Peyto Lake is at Bow summit, watch for it because it is easy to miss. There are NO signs saying Peyto Lake only Bow...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank DanMarCo
Reviewed 29 June 2018

A MUST visit!! The thing is it is quite a hike from the parking lot!! The actual parking lot at the top is only for buses, but we saw cars & RV's there too! Well worth the walk, another OMG-oodness!!! Your mouth drops when you...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank kfedney
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Drove to Bow Summit from Calgary (about a 2 hour drive). It is a beautiful drive and Peyto Lake at the Bow Summit turnoff is a sight to behold. Summer is a good time to see this lake since (in May) we still encountered a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Peter R
Reviewed 30 January 2018

Walked from town to the Bow Falls, the 30-45 minute hike was all worth it! The view was fantastic. A must see place for me!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank gerlie2016
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Coming south on Icefields Parkway, I had seen all of my planned stops except Bow Summit at Peyto Lake. We saw waterfalls and glaciers and beautiful lakes, but had not seen Bow Summit. I was passing a camper just where the sign was for the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Joe P
Reviewed 24 October 2017

From October to April, expect snow in the Bow Summit area, both on the road and on the trails to the viewpoint. But it's worth any effort to drive the Icefields Parkway and to stop here at this viewpoint. In the summer, a lot of...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank BenLar137
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