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Address: | Icefield Parkway, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Our family was here when we were travelling on the Icefields parkway. The stopover by the road and the short walk to view the lake is totally worth it! a whole different colour of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Our family was here when we were travelling on the Icefields parkway. The stopover by the road and the short walk to view the lake is totally worth it! a whole different colour of turquoise

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The trail from the parking lot to the Peyto Lake overlook is steep, although fairly short, and there are information exhibits on the way up so you can stop to rest if need be. The lake is breathtaking - perfectly turquoise! You can take another paved path back to the parking lot, go back the way you came, or hike... More 

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Scarborough, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

You view this lake from above and on a good day it is truly stunning. It is an amazing blue and contrasts beautifully with the steep hill sides and snow topped mountains surrounding it.

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Orkney, Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Much quieter than Lake Louise! We stopped here on the way South from Jasper. Well worth it - nice paved path to the viewpoint so don't expect to have it to yourself. But, 500m or so uphill there is another place to view the lake. We then followed a trail to the left, through an alpine meadow and then joined... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

On our last day in the Canadian Rockies (Banff), we drove up to Bow Lake and Peyto Lake before driving to Calgary. It was worth the drive as both lakes were amazing. We saw a bear along the way for an added bonus.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful Alpine lake in the Canadian Rockies just off the Icefields Parkway which runs north and south through the Rockies. This is well worth a short detour to a parking lot (that can get very crowded) and then a short uphill hike to the platform built for viewing. It is a spectacular 180 degree view of the... More 

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Caroline, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

It has been 25 years since I last saw this lake. It is still one of the most stunning lakes around. So glad I returned.

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best lakes to visit in the Rockies. The colour is simply breathtaking. Worth stopping by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Absolutely the most breathtakingly beautiful lake and scenery I have seen in all my travels. We went to Banff primarily to see the queen of the lakes - Lake Louise. After seeing Lake Louise and lunching at the Fairmont Chateau by the lake, we went to Peyto Lake. We think that Peyto Lake is so much more beautiful - perhaps... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Out of all the lakes I've seen in Canada, this is my very favorite. The shape of the wolf, the iceberg on the left and the endless Rocky Mountain view on the right, inspires me and connects me with The Divine.

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Address: | Icefield Parkway, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Lake Louise

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