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Peyto Lake

| Icefield Parkway, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Ranked #3 of 13 attractions in Lake Louise
Type: Bodies of Water
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Peyto Lake was once a Glacier-it has receded approx. 2 kilometres over the past century but is still an amazing site.We visited in 15th June 2014 and the road was closed at the bottom parking area so had a steady climb, but older people took there time and said that it was well worth the effort. Don't drive past!!.

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Eastern Canada
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We almost didn't stop at this location, but ended up stopping for the walk - were we ever happy we did!! It's only a short walk from the car parking lot to the view of the lake, and it's one of the nicest lakes we saw during our entire trip!!! Make sure to bring the camera!!

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Just worth seeing! All the lakes are beautiful and so unlike other lakes you are used to seeing because of the fantastic colors.

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Brisbane, Australia
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149 reviews 149 reviews
47 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Peyto Lake is an amazing sight - we dropped in twice while driving the Icefields Parkways in both directions. But there is a short steep walk from the normal parking area and we noticed many older people and some people with prams struggling with the walk. So I would suggest anyone who has a heart problem or who isn't fairly... More

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Aloha, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

While on the Icefield Parkway on the way to Jasper we passed Peyto Lake. At the end of May the lake was still frozen. It still was a beautiful sight. The whole drive from Lake Louise to Jasper was one of the most beautiful I have ever seen.

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Clearwater FL
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Just past Lake Louise and into the ice fields. This is worth the trip. Saw bears from the highway too.

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Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This was my favorite place in Banff and Jasper National Parks - and there are many great places ti choose from within that list. You'll have to hike about 15 minutes to get to the lake, which builds anticipation. Suddenly, the skies will open up and this lake appears...your jaw will drop and you'll immediately grab your camera and start... More

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We were taken here and wondered why as it is a back road. What a gorgeous colour! The area is totally unspoiled and hopefully will stay that way.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The view of this lake is absolutely magnificent - looks like a postcard. We stopped here on our way back to Banff from the Columbia Icefield. Well worth the stop!

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boston, ma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Never seen anything so blue and pristine. Worth the hike from visitor's parking lot. This is the best stop on the Glacier Highway.

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