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Peyto Lake

| Icefield Parkway, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Nelson, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Peyto Lake is beautiful, always has been always will be. Short little hike on a paved trail up a hill with interpretive signs along the way, lovely forest and then you come to the viewpoint and are stunned by the colour of this lake! We always take visitors here, and everyone loves it! Many photo ops and many people taking... More

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Welland, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This was worth the steep hike. We are going again in 2015 with a group of friends - all seniors. Is there any transportation to take one to the top besides walking up the steep hill. Thanks

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This is the most gorgeous lake I have ever seen in my whole life! I couldn't keep my eyes out off this when we visited the place. Too stunning! Each and everyday I wish to come back and visit this lake. If you ever visit Banff please do not miss this lake! Must-see for sure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

We were delighted our tour director decided to stop here, the day prior a foot of snow had fallen which turned the national park into a Christmas card, the lake access was tricky as the path had frozen making the steep descent very dangerous, be careful if icy, I understand it gets closed during winter for this very fact, but... More

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We were short on time, so it was a quick visit, but the views of Peyto Lake were gorgeous. The hike is about 10 minutes uphill to the viewpoint. We went on a snowy day, I think it just made it even nicer.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

It's a short hike and there are lots of information plaques along the trail. And the view from the top is spectacular.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is a great place. After you see the lake (a short hike) make sure to wander the trails - as there is a more rewarding view further down the trail. Great alpine trail - would go again.

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Southbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This was, by far, my absolute most favorite place out of our whole trip to Glacier, Banff and Jasper National Parks! The color of the lake is unbelievably beautiful ! The hike up to the lookout from the parking lot is a little tough because of the elevation change, but go slow and you will be justly rewarded. This DEFINITELY... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

You only need some words to describe this wonderful place : blue, blue and blue water... To see absolutely. A little walks in a very well fitted out path waits for you there.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The beauty of this lake is indescribable. The colour is absolutely striking, it almost looks like a painting. From the carpark it's only a short 5 Min walk to the lookout where you get stunning views of the lake.

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