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Peyto Lake

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Address: | Icefield Parkway, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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One of the most beautiful lakes in our Canadian Rockies

Peyto Lake is most beautiful setting and the colour is magnificent I have stopped many time just to admire it a must see if you are in the area

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Peyto Lake is most beautiful setting and the colour is magnificent I have stopped many time just to admire it a must see if you are in the area

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Red Deer, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a lovely snowshoe around the area! I have never experienced such tranquillity in a long time. It was so quiet and peaceful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this place, the viewing platforms get quite busy but I enjoyed just standing and marvelling at the views. There was snow on the ground when we were there and it was a little slippy underfoot but it is only a short walk from the parking area to the viewpoint.

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Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All I can say is it's absolutely incredible.. If you're planning a visit to Banff National Park, there is no question this place is worth stopping. August, September and October (can be iffy weather wise) are the best times to see the famous lakes brilliant turquoise colour!

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Calgary, Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Living so close for several decades this was my very first visit to Peyto Lake. We drove up to the summit and walked up the path towards the lookout over the lake. The hike was a well snow-packed trail which you can find at the base of the parking lot. There are two ways to go... I recommend when you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful weather and wonderful nature and towering mountains , Water with a strange color and good people

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Wroclaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this lake! It is breathtaking. The view is stunning and the whole region is absolutely spectacular . I can't wait to go there again. Definitely one of my most favourite places in Canada.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this like in the wintertime. It was a nice walk up to the viewing platform overlooking the lake. Would expect that the summertime viewing of the slate would be even more spectacular. Hope to see the summertime version of this like in the future.

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Banff, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a tour guide on the Icefield Parkway and i always take my tours here. Commonly remarked as the highlight of the drive. Parking lot open seasonally usually early June to first snowfall in the Fall

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

only stopped for a quick look around and photos but as we were leaving a young black bear wandered across the road and car park and into the bushes - we nearly ran him over but instead go some brilliant close-up photos - completely ambivalent towards us in the car - amazing!!

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