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All reviews viewing platform steep path peyto lake beautiful turquoise color couple hours deep snow parking lot icefields parkway parking area canadian rockies worth the effort an easy walk short hike turnoff viewpoint lookout valley
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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