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Address: Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Activities: Fishing, Watching sunrise/sunset

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Beautiful vista!

Stopped here with our guide for a brief photo shoot. Its a short walk down to the lake from the parking area, can get a little wet and muddy so wear sensible shoes. The view is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Hartlepool, United Kingdom

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Stopped here with our guide for a brief photo shoot. Its a short walk down to the lake from the parking area, can get a little wet and muddy so wear sensible shoes. The view is amazing and the mountain air so crisp, feels you could cut it with a knife! Had a quick look in Num-Ti-Jah lodge and shop,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

There's a 4.3 km hike around a pretty lake. We were there on a rainy day, so it was very muddy. We did notice that many people walk off trail and are damaging the vegetation -- Please stay on the trail. Num Ti Jah Lodge at the lake offers a sit-down lunch or pre-made sandwiches. Note to those looking for... More 

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Cascais, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The view of the lake and the color that seems like a picture is one of the main attraction in the rocky mountains. Beware with the wild squirrel´s that are always there asking for food.

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Clackmannan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Drive up through the parkway and be wowed at everything, spectacular mountains, icy blue/green lakes and rivers. We had a great daytrip even saw a bear up close, and another in the bushes just off the road. saw bighorn sheep on the road and a goat half way up a cliff. Memorable trip on a beautiful day.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

You can best see the lake and the mountains from the turnoff from the Icefields Parkway. It was perfectly calm when we were there and the mountains reflected from the lake were just gorgeous.

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Levis, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Nice stop along the way just next to the icefield parkway if you have time. Peyto Lake is much better.

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NSW Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Wow - on the way into Banff we saw up close a bull elk and some bighorn sheep, and on the return, a distant black bear, followed 2 clicks later by another feeding basically at the side of the road. Take 1A - much more scenic the Trans Canada Hwy.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Along the Icefields Parkway ensure you stop to do the walk up to Bow Summit. The view of the lake is spectacular! Bitumen walkway, taking 10mins with maybe a stop along the way to catch your breath!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Bow Lake it's a fantastic stop while driving the Icefields Parkway. Any season is great for Bow Lake. I like how the glacier and snow capped mountains mirror into the lake. Come and see for yourself! It's worth the stop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We came here after two days of snow. It was stunningly beautiful and allowed our dog off the leash to enjoy the freedom in relative isolation as no one else was around. In trying to retrieve him my daughter stepped into water which must have been the edge of the lake and covered by recent snow. It was a sunny... More 

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Address: Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park

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