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Peyto Lake

| Icefield Parkway, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Howwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Short visit to Peyto Lake which allowed for absolutely stunning views, well worth the short stop. Steep walk down and back up, be aware of the shortness of breath due to altitude. Only downside was it was busy so you queued of a space to take pictures (3 buses in at same time) and everyone had the same idea!!

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Redondo Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

The weather was really cold when we went and the fog kept rolling through. It made the scene different than what I was expecting, but still really pretty. I’m sure we would have stayed for long if the weather was cooperating.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

There may have been other trails, or a way down to the actual lake that I didn't see, but the main attraction is a short and somewhat difficult hike uphill to a patio viewing spot. Once there the view is incredible, but not much else to do but look, take photos, then hike back down. 30 min to an hour.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

A 15 minute hike takes you to an overlook with a calendar page view of the wilderness. Not to be missed.

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Nelson, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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

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

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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