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Address: | Icefield Parkway, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Iconic, Jaw-Dropping, Stunning & A Must-See!

This is the highlight of the incredible Icefields Parkway drive. Be sure to stop here if you're visiting Banff NP as it's a magical place that you won't forget! When you turn... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This is the highlight of the incredible Icefields Parkway drive. Be sure to stop here if you're visiting Banff NP as it's a magical place that you won't forget! When you turn off and drive up the hill, the trees cover up Peyto Lake. Park at the top and you'll follow a short trail that cuts through the trees and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Beautiful bluish water lake seen from a high viewpoint which also gives a good view of the snow capped mountain ranges.

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Witney, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The best place to see this from is the viewpoint which is just a short walk from the car park. The path down to the viewpoint is fairly accessible for most people, although it is on a bit of a slope. But it is well worth the efoort if you can manage the short walk. Be prepared for lots of... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

One of the most beautiful views in Rocky Mountain, you can park your car and walk 10 minutes to the viewpoint called Bow Summit...will be an excellent choice!!!

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Cochrane, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My favourite lake! The blue is unreal and needs to be experienced! There is a 10min walk that is uphill, make sure you are NOT wearing flipflops!! Great hiking trails and make sure you go very early as the crowds can be crazy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Snowshoes will help unfold the beauty of this special lake named after Bill Peyto an early explorer outfitter nd park ranger. Because there is limited visitors be cautious of deep snow and drop offs. But well worth exploring.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you are travelling on the Icefields Parkway make sure you stop at Peyto Lake. It is a short uphill hike to the viewpoint. Worth every step. Peyto is an example of a turquoise blue lake in the Canadian Rockies that could be the bluest. Always a million dollar view no matter the time of day.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Easily accessible from Icefield Parkway, the blue-green color Lake Peyto can be reached by hiking uphill to the Bow Summit Viewpoints. Although the hike is short, it might be intense for some, due to steep elevation in some area. However, it is totally worth it as entering the viewpoint is like walking into a landscape painting.

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Loch, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The views of Peyto Lake and the Mistaya River are lovely but make sure you venture up the loop trail to the edge of the tree-line for wildflowers and more views.

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

As soon as you see the sign, pull over! Break out your hiking boots and get your butt up there. Up where? To a place that you wouldn't think even exists. And when you get there pick your jaw up off the ground and try to put down your camera for just a moment. Take a deep breath. Let it... More 

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