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Address: | Icefield Parkway, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Columbia Icefield Tour including the Glacier Skywalk from Banff

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The trail to Peyto lake

On some sections of the trail we walked on snow or ice or mud, and wet blacktop. We thought the lake might be frozen like Moraine lake or partly frozen like Bow lake and we were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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Orillia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Having been here 25 years ago I know this lake is beautiful however we were here in the 3rd week of may and the road to this lake was still snow covered and closed and supposedly the lake still frozen

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

On some sections of the trail we walked on snow or ice or mud, and wet blacktop. We thought the lake might be frozen like Moraine lake or partly frozen like Bow lake and we were thrilled to see the deep sapphire colour of the water which we remembered from a visit decades ago.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

One of the most famous and iconic viewpoints in the UNESCO designated Canadian Rockies world heritage sites national park tours. No trip would be complete without a selfie and group photo here. As such it can be incredibly jammed in the summer as tour bus after tour bus disgorges their loads of passengers all clamouring for the same vantage point.... More 

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Vienna
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

If you want to enjoy the famous view a bit more privately, take the extra hour and walk up the mountain a bit.

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Cascais, Portugal
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

For sure one of the most beautiful places in the World. Thr color of the water surprises the eye at a point of ilusion.

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Arlington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This is a walk up a hill to the short path to the lake. Everything was covered in snow in April, including most of the sign for the lake, so our walk uphill in the snow was a little tiring, especially because we overshot the lake turnoff and kept going up the hill. Once we found our way to the... More 

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Irondequoit, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I have never seen photographs that correctly duplicate the color of this lake. Simply amazing! There is a nice platform to use and very handicapped friendly if needed. There is a path that is not too long but is beautiful that leads to the overlook. There was a beautiful grouse in a tree right near the overlook. There seemed to... More 

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Hinton, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

located on hwy 93, the Icefield Parkway that I reviewed a little while back, Peyto Lake is more than worth the stop. it's a short walk from the parking lot, and oh my goodness, so worth it. on any day, it's stunning. on certain days, it looks like a fancy bowl of pistachio pudding. the green waters just smooth and... More 

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Copley, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Took a drive up to this glacier lake while at Lake Louise. This is an easy drive from the Fairmont and definitely worth the views. The road is not crowded and the views of the mountains and glaciers all along this trail are incredible. We were actually driving to Jasper, although we ended up not getting that far.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Stopped off for the view on the way back from Jasper on the ice fields parkway. Well worth the short walk from the car park.

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