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“bow summit”(138 reviews)
“viewing platform”(147 reviews)
| Icefield Parkway, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful leisurely hike with an amazing view of Peyto Lake. Not too crowded in the early fall. Well worth it!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CherylS2966
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful little walks we could enjoy with toddler on our hiking pack for kids. Lots of snow had recently fallen so we enjoyed the short trip from lake Louise, the little hike and the views at the end

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tessntimtravels
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a look once. The lake is beautiful and glacial. The platform is a view from higher up...you can take a trek down but that requires some rock hopping and tree branch movements!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank sylboh
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of a unique places to visit in the rocky mountain area. Must visit if you are visiting Banff region

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sam A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A bit tried for walking up to the view point. But it's worth it. Even with the smoke from wildfire. Still amazing.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank imparimz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Words do not do justice to the beauty and majesty of Peyto Lake. We enjoyed the snowy walk to the viewpoint and were amazed at the view greeting us at the top. The lake does attract a large number of tourists, many of which are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Holidayhound22
Reviewed 6 November 2018

To go up to the lake area, you have to park and walk up the hill. There are sections of the hills that are fairly steep. You may want to allow time to climb up. But, it is well worth the strenuous climb. Be ready...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Rajesh S
Reviewed 1 November 2018

A short walk to view this most beautiful blue lake. Just stunning. Leave the platform and follow the path to explore the lake further and have a great view of the icefield that feeds this lake.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Raroboy
Reviewed 31 October 2018

WE had to hike in ice.. but it was so worth it! The view at the top was sooo worth it! Absolutely beautiful...Well worth it

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rdjtjm
Reviewed 31 October 2018

This was one of the most beautiful lakes we saw on our Rockies trip. You see photos and think they have been photo-shopped but it really is THAT beautiful! I could stay here all day - In fact I might just have to revisit alone...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jasmine M
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10 August 2018|
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Response from haveboozewilltravel | Reviewed this property |
Most altitudes in the Canadian Rockies are not that extreme. You should not have any problems unless you have abnormal respiratory problems. Bow Summit is the highest point on that highway and it 6800 feet.
Nizbeth A
19 June 2018|
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Response from Aussie135 | Reviewed this property |
When I went snow had closed the road to the upper car park but my understanding is that it is a short walk- about 250 metre without steps to the view point from there. Access from the lower car park is more difficult with... More
Amber W
22 April 2018|
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Response from Kim C | Reviewed this property |
The parking area is probably around 300 meters from rhe view point. There are no stairs and I don't believe the walk is that hard. It's a bit downhill from the parking lot to the view point but I'm sure she will manage.