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Peyto Lake

| Icefield Parkway, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Ranked #4 of 13 attractions in Lake Louise
Type: Bodies of Water
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Crewe, UK
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77 reviews 77 reviews
31 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

There is a 15 minute walk uphill from the car park, but when you get to the viewing area, wow what a big colourful view you get. A must see.

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lansdale, pa
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Awesome green waters reflecting the Canadian Rockies. It is just a short walk from the parking lot along the Icefields Parkway.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

It's one of the most photographed views in the Rockies, and you get the opportunity to do likewise. Patience may be required if a coach of tourists has just arrived! It is an easy and short walk to the viewing point, with information boards on the way. Photos taken, take time just to admire it all.

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Atlanta, GA
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36 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

There was a relatively long hike to get to the Lake, which was pretty, but not at the top of our list. If there is tile, it is worth the hike. There were wildflowers on this hike than on any other.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Just off Highway 93, this is well worth the little detour. A short hike from the parking lot and the reward is a beautiful glacier fed lake view. I recommend going early in the day as it gets very busy here.

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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Thank you to whoever suggested that we visited this beautiful place. It was well worth the short hike up to the lake. The colour was amazing.

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Manhattan Beach, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Gorgeous lake with nice trail and trail markers. Very crowded with tour buses since it has easy access. You need to jostle for room at the overlooks. Lake is beautiful, but honestly there are many beautiful lakes in this area and this one is not unique.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Stopped here on the way to the Icefield Parkway and it was we'll worth the short stop. It was breathtaking. A short walk from the car park the views were stunning.

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Puurs, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Although not a long, but quite a steep walk, it took some effort at the end of a very hot day. But it was definitely worth the walk, even though the viewing platform is usually swarming with tourists posing for a photo. Make sure you spray before the walk - there are some nasty mosquitoes hiding in the mosses.

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Although the walk to the viewpoint was strenuous on a very hot day, we were glad we made the decision to keep walking uphill to experience the view over the lake. It is hard to believe that the colour is real when seen in pictures, but now we have actually witnessed the hue ourselves, I would recomend anyone who is... More

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