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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is only a short detour off the Parkway and well worth the stop. A short easy walk from the car park leads to a magnificent view from the platform. It was quite crowded when we were there but you can walk uphill from the platform for a couple of minutes to a rocky outcrop and enjoy the view away... More

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Lechlade, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This lake is one of the 'must see' places on the Icefield Parkway. You can choose to hike from either the lower carpark which takes about 30 mins or from the upper carpark which takes 5 mins. There is a view point from where most of the classic pictures of the lake are taken. Be warned, this is not somewhere... More

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Beersheba, Israel
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

On the icefield parkway. There's a short easy hike from the parking lot and then you get to see one of the most speacial lakes in the canadian rockies. We loved it so much that we came back again on our way back from Jasper to Banff. It is a must, don't miss it!

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Peyto wasn't on our plan at first, but when we drive through Icefield Pkwy, we decided that we'd go see it since we were already there. I would regret if I hadn't gone! After an easy 5-10 minute hike, we saw the special shape of the lake extending in front of us. The spot wasn't very crowded so we took... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Access to the platforms is a fairly easy short walk and should be accesable to everyone. The photos don't lie, the colour is stunning. If you have a nice sunny day make a detour to this place, you'll get some unvelievable pics.

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Youngstown, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Between Banff and Jasper on the icefields parkway is the short pulloff road to the viewing platform to Peyto Lake. A short hike with a steep section takes one to the platform where the lake shaped like an aquamarine deer's head can be viewed. Given the ease and accessability of the stunning view it should be on everyone's to do... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

About half hour north of Banff town driving on the Ice field parkway, Entrance to the lake is a hidden driveway but can’t be missed. Ample parking spaces and a steep 15-20 Min hike to the viewing platform. Stunning& Gorgeous views of the lake and mountains behind. Wonderful spot for some awesome clicks so a camera is a must. This... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We stopped to peyto lake on our way to jasper. but it was so cloudy that we could not see the lake. the lake can be seen from a watch tower which is on a mountain. so it was all cloudy that we could see it on the first attempt. second time we tried on our way back to banff.... More

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Was a bit worried when we arrived to find that there was a what seemed to be a long walk down to the viewing platform (not as fit or in shape as I used to be) but well worth the effort just to see how blue it is. The climb back up to the car park winded even the fitter... More

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new orleans
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Peyto Lake lies along the Icefields Parkway between Banff and Jasper. When you get to the turnoff and the parking lot it is a short hike to the overlook where most of pictures of this lake is photographed. The lake and the Mistaya Valley in the background provide a stunning vista. If you are travelling along the Parkway don't pass... More

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