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Peyto Lake

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Address: | Icefield Parkway, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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$73*
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Banff National Park Guided Hike with Lunch
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$216*
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1-Day Photography Adventure in the Canadian Rockies
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$148*
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Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from Banff

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Picturesque

The sheer beauty of this lake is beyond words. It is a true masterpiece, that has to be seen, as words do it no honour. The walk up the trail isn't anything worth talking about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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tofield
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The sheer beauty of this lake is beyond words. It is a true masterpiece, that has to be seen, as words do it no honour. The walk up the trail isn't anything worth talking about but when you emerge from the trail to the view point you will not be disappointed. It will take your breath away

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A beautiful lake and surrounding areas. Hard to describe the beauty of all these sites in the area. Something special.

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Miami
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We hiked the Iceland Trail, starting at the "easy" end, i.e. less steep. It took about 8 hours with stops. The last part crosses rocks above the treelike and are very difficult. It's very easy to slip. That said, it is a beautiful hike, but I wouldn't do it again.

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Alberta, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The lack turns an amazing colour in the summer after the snow melt and it makes for some amazing photos. Only issue with the super view is that everyone knows about it and the place is very crowded. Maker sure that you go early in the day to avoid the worst of the crowds. The walk to the viewing platform... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Definitely worth doing but if you're unlucky you will arrive amidst several bus groups with everyone struggling to get photos and selfies. View is wonderful though so do not be too put off.

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Thank dinahb
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We parked at the top lot for buses and disabled. It wasn't a busy time so I did not feel guilty for doing so. The walk to the lookout was short. It was August, but it started lightly snowing! The lookout was crowded by tour bus people, but if we waited 10 minutes they would have dispersed. It took a... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Absolutely beautiful place to visit. Came here as part of a larger tour of the Rockies and walked through the trees a little to a stunning little spot overlooking the lake where we sat for lunch. We were the only people there, absolutely perfect!

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Guelph, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited the lake as part of our tour to the Icefields and the scenery was wonderful. Views of the lake were great. A must to visit.

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1 Thank savuka1958
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great view of Peyto Lake. A nice walk to get there which isn't too strenuous. Frustrating time taken to get a decent photograph though as the crowds ignore the barriers to get to the edge to get the best shot. It was worth the wait though.

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice drive to get here. After parking and walking about 30 minutes you will find beautiful views of the lake. There are a few sections of the hike that are a little steep.

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