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Peyto Lake

Address: | Icefield Parkway, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Ranked #4 of 16 things to do in Lake Louise
Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
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Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
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Reigate, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

When we travelled between Jasper and Banff we didn't have time to see everything we wanted, so we went back 2 days later to see some of the southern points of interest along the Icefield Parkway. From Banff we drove for about an hour and a quarter to get to Peyto Lake. This turquoise lake is reached by a short... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Another gorgeous lake along the Icefields Highway in the Canadian Rockies. The turqouis water is amazing and breathtaking.

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Wilmington NC
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Peyto is famous for its incredible turquoise-greenish color. It is an uphill hike on a paved path. When we visited in mid-September the path was snow-covered with icy spots! But the view was worth it.

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Bardstown, KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This is the highlight of the incredible Icefields Parkway drive. Be sure to stop here if you're visiting Banff NP as it's a magical place that you won't forget! When you turn off and drive up the hill, the trees cover up Peyto Lake. Park at the top and you'll follow a short trail that cuts through the trees and... More 

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Karnataka, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Beautiful bluish water lake seen from a high viewpoint which also gives a good view of the snow capped mountain ranges.

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Witney, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The best place to see this from is the viewpoint which is just a short walk from the car park. The path down to the viewpoint is fairly accessible for most people, although it is on a bit of a slope. But it is well worth the efoort if you can manage the short walk. Be prepared for lots of... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

One of the most beautiful views in Rocky Mountain, you can park your car and walk 10 minutes to the viewpoint called Bow Summit...will be an excellent choice!!!

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Cochrane, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My favourite lake! The blue is unreal and needs to be experienced! There is a 10min walk that is uphill, make sure you are NOT wearing flipflops!! Great hiking trails and make sure you go very early as the crowds can be crazy!

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Snowshoes will help unfold the beauty of this special lake named after Bill Peyto an early explorer outfitter nd park ranger. Because there is limited visitors be cautious of deep snow and drop offs. But well worth exploring.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you are travelling on the Icefields Parkway make sure you stop at Peyto Lake. It is a short uphill hike to the viewpoint. Worth every step. Peyto is an example of a turquoise blue lake in the Canadian Rockies that could be the bluest. Always a million dollar view no matter the time of day.

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