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Peyto Lake

| Icefield Parkway, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-522-3833
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“bow summit” (116 reviews)
“parking lot” (202 reviews)
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| Icefield Parkway, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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"bow summit"
in 116 reviews
"parking lot"
in 202 reviews
"icefields parkway"
in 163 reviews
"viewing platform"
in 133 reviews
"short hike"
in 125 reviews
"car park"
in 136 reviews
"the ice fields parkway"
in 21 reviews
"paved trail"
in 24 reviews
"lookout point"
in 31 reviews
"steep walk"
in 24 reviews
"parking area"
in 40 reviews
"tour bus"
in 32 reviews
"canadian rockies"
in 88 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 21 reviews
"beautiful view"
in 47 reviews
"blue color"
in 32 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 27 reviews
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Reviewed today via mobile

Possibly one of the most beautiful lookouts in all of Canada!! Amazing! Easy turnoff on Highway 93, there’s a parking lot and easy paved pathway about 10 minutes up to the lookout over Peyto Lake. It’s just simply gorgeous. Unobstructed view. **Downside: TONS OF TOURISTS....More

Thank 7Taylor7
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Reviewed today

This lake was a short stop for us while in the area.It is true that parking might be difficult in summer and I was reluctant to it a go in late am as I have a handicap since one parking lot is a walk uphill...More

Thank ellen h
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Reviewed today

Visited Peyto lake on our way from Banff to Jasper. However please note it is NOT signposted as Peyto Lake. Look our for the sign that says Bow Summit. If you are driving from Banff then it is just past the viewing area for Bow...More

Thank MontycatPerth
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Reviewed yesterday

Peyto Lake was the first of the blue/green glacier lakes that we saw, and I was quite surprised when I saw it. I didn't believe that it could honestly be as vividly-coloured in real life as in photos. But pictures do not do it justice....More

Thank LittleLadyG
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great views, we got some great photos here. It’s nothing compared to Lake Louise or Lake Moraine though!

Thank Dana S
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Reviewed yesterday

Definitely worth stopping to see, but don't expect to be alone! So many tour buses that it was annoying.

Thank jojogump
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Reviewed yesterday

After traveling around the Canadian rockies and seeing several magnificent spots, I have to say that Peyto Lake is my favorite (hard to chose). Again, the colors are amazing. Such a pretty lake.

Thank WestchesterP2
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Reviewed yesterday

Yes the water really is that blue even near sunset! We were here at 8:45 in June and the sun was just setting behind the mountains. There was no one in the parking lot so we drove up to the bus parking. We did the...More

Thank M1chtopher
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Reviewed yesterday

Stopped here for a quick hike with our bus group. You could see whole lake from the lookout. Wow! Off to the left was the glacier, melting into lake. The reflections off the melting particles give these mountain lakes their color.

Thank Chris D
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The hike to the viewpoint, which is all I intended to see, is only about 10 minutes. It is relatively easy and is very pretty with all of the trees. We went on a cool, dewy morning which made it even more memorable. The lake...More

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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
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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.
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Carol L
18 April 2018|
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Response from cossyann | Reviewed this property |
Probably will be but just check out the weather report for that area. We were there in October and it was slightly snowy and very icy.
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