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Address: | Icefield Parkway, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Absolutely breathtaking view

You have to see this to believe the amazing colour of this lake, when you look at the photos of it, you almost believe they have been photoshopped! Definitely worth a stop along... read more

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

You have to see this to believe the amazing colour of this lake, when you look at the photos of it, you almost believe they have been photoshopped! Definitely worth a stop along the Icefields Parkway...yes quite a few people there but take your time and the number of people, thins and changes and then you can stand at the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

A great place to stop. You can spend a little time or a lot of time. This is an over look. There is places to hike, or take a paved path down to the over look. It's not a long walk but keep a few things in mind. You are at the highest elevation on the Icefields parkway. You are... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

As I had seen so many times on the internet...the color of Peyto Lake was an amazing blue. It is a short hike uphill from the parking lot; but, it's definitely worth it! Keep an eye out for the chipmunks! They looked pretty feisty.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This is another wonderful lake, now seen from the side of a mountain. The colour is wonderful and the view breathtaking.

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Dallas, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We loved this stop! One of the prettiest lakes you'll see. Quite a hike up to the viewpoint; short but steep. Plus it had snowed that morning so was a little slick.

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Urbandale, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The trail to get to the high views of the Lake and canyon was an easy walk and the view stunning. You could see for miles and miles.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Amazing place, a must if you are traveling in the Canadian Rockies. Short walk from the parking lot. Can be crowded though...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Glad we stopped, Lake is an unreal blue-green and shimmers. The view surrounding the lake is breath taking. There is handicapped parking up top, but it is a steep grade to push a manual wheelchair, so we opted to not attempt it, so sadly my husband missed the view this time. I do think it would be possible as the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

So beautiful it doesn't seem real! A simple stopover to take your breath away. What amazing colour! An unforgettable sight!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Nice Place to hike upto.Great View ..Definitely will visit again at some point in life..Its between Banff and Jasper

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

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