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Peyto Lake

| Icefield Parkway, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The tourist viewpoint is lovely, but likely to be crowded. Keep walking uphill to the nature trail loop. We took a marked side trail and followed our noses to a drop-dead gorgeous view of the lake from a series of exposed boulders.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

A must see, photos don't do it justice. The surrounding views are fabulous. I went on a clear day so visibility was great.

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Victoria, BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We visited Peyto Lake in late June 2014. Not the peak of the tourist season but still very busy. Parking lot was full and the path was crowded, as was the viewpoint. We somehow timed it well, and were able to get a seat and have our lunch. Informative signs (re nature, history, glaciers) were well worth a read. There’s... More

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Kiama, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It's a good walk to the top of the viewing area, but once you get there it is definitely woth the effort. So pretty.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The walk up to Peyto Lake is a bit steep, but when you get there, you will not be disappointed! It seems even more pristine than Lake Louise for Peyto Lake appears completely void of any construction or other improvement.

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Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Peyto Lake is a short drive off the Icefields Parkway. The main overlook will be filled with tourist from buses and others that want to just look and run. For a better view, take the short nature walk behind the main trail and then follow a path that will give photographers a better view of the entire lake. Worth stopping... More

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is the absolut most beautiful place in the rockies. But please close the parking for busses. If they are to lazy to walk to the viewpoint then those people shouldn't visit it. The viewpoint is the best reward you can get after a quit challenging walk.

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Neston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The view of the Lake was fabulous, but walking on the path to the viewing point was treacherous as the path was covered with smooth ice.

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Fremantle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Easy well maintained pathway with interesting information panels to a stunning view over this glacial lake and surrounds. We took the additional loop hike and were rewarded with further uncrowded views via a marked side track.

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Fremont, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Probably the most breathtaking glacier fed lake along the Icefields Parkway. It is a brilliant blue green. You will need to hike 10-15 minutes to the lookout point.

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