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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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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

We stopped briefly to see this lake as part if our Brewsters trip from Banff to Jasper. It is extraordinary! A lot of the lakes in the Rockies are stunning but this one stands out for us because of it's totally unreal colour caused by the 'rock flour' from the glacier. Fine particles held suspended in the water only reflect... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This lake is beyond words. The colour is unbelievable. Slight up hill walk to it but boy it's worth it. Take your camera.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I have marveled over this lake since 2006 when i first saw it. It has only become more beautiful over the past few years. It is like it's from another world. This is not a good place to visit for HC person that is not in a wheelchair. The walk is long and uneven. The top lot is way above... More

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Cumming, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Get there before the tour buses. The trail for non-tour bus travelers is a fairly steep incline for 1/3 mile or so. Totally worth it. Glad we stopped by.

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Walking up Bow Summit to view the lake was a nice walk; however, full of mosquitoes and black flies -- even worse looking out over the lake.

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Andover
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We stopped off on our way back from the Sky walk in the Columbian Ice-fields. We were actually doing a bit of Geocaching too. We did not expect to see such a beautiful site. Stop to visit this place no matter where you are going.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Peyto Lake was once a Glacier-it has receded approx. 2 kilometres over the past century but is still an amazing site.We visited in 15th June 2014 and the road was closed at the bottom parking area so had a steady climb, but older people took there time and said that it was well worth the effort. Don't drive past!!.

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Eastern Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We almost didn't stop at this location, but ended up stopping for the walk - were we ever happy we did!! It's only a short walk from the car parking lot to the view of the lake, and it's one of the nicest lakes we saw during our entire trip!!! Make sure to bring the camera!!

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Just worth seeing! All the lakes are beautiful and so unlike other lakes you are used to seeing because of the fantastic colors.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Peyto Lake is an amazing sight - we dropped in twice while driving the Icefields Parkways in both directions. But there is a short steep walk from the normal parking area and we noticed many older people and some people with prams struggling with the walk. So I would suggest anyone who has a heart problem or who isn't fairly... More

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