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“Peyto Lake on the Icefields Parkway!” 5 of 5 stars
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Peyto Lake
| Icefield Parkway, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Onaway, Michigan
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“Peyto Lake on the Icefields Parkway!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This Lake is in the shape of a wolf!!! It is a beautiful turquoise color from the Glasier silt. It's a nice walk to get to the view point above the lake.

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Banff, Canada
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“Beautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

So pretty and blue even on the most miserable of days. It was raining heavily when I went to Peyto lake but the colour of it was still breath taking. Worth the short hike up.

Visited September 2012
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Calgary, Canada
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“busy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

this is a beautiful place there are many other places you can get a little closer to the beauty...but if you have time this is a place to see. It will be busy!

Visited September 2012
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Vernon, Canada
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“A beautiful Lake with a short hike - well worth it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

We first went to this lake in about 2006 and were glad we did. This lake is kind of shaped like a dogs head. It is claimed to be the most colorful lake in the Rockies, but I find Moraine Lake to be a prettier blue. That being said, this is an easy walk from the parking lot to an observation platform overlooking the lake. It is a spectacular view of the lake and the valley. For handicapped/wheelchair, there is an upper parking lot where you don't have to do the walk.

Visited August 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Peyto Lake & Bow Summit Lookout”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

If you are driving along the Icefields Parkway, a stop at Peyto Lake is an absolute must. Yes, it's only a short trail up to the viewpoint and it can be very crowded up there (so be aware of that)...especially in the summer months. If you can visit either before 10.00am or after 4.00pm and you may be able to avoid the big crowds. And if you have some time and want to get away from the crowds you should follow the Bow Summit Lookout Trail which starts at the Peyto Lake viewing platform.

Many people only walk the paved nature trail to the Peyto Lake viewing platform. However, if you continue past the viewing platform and climb another 3km (1.9 miles) to the Bow Summit Lookout you will find some amazing views away from all the crowds. In my mind definitely worth it if you have a couple of hours for this hike. Here is a link to a PDF file with a very good description of this trail: http://www.summerthought.com/50Walks_sample.pdf

Visited July 2012
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