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“bow summit”(126 reviews)
“viewing platform”(137 reviews)
| Icefield Parkway, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As a photographer, I absolutely loved this destination. There is a bit of a hike up a road from the parking lot before you get to the views, but it’s all worth it! You can’t beat the bright blue lake and the monstrous mountains surrounding...More

Thank Matthew P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I were on our first day of exploring in Banff National Park and were playing things by ear. Thought we would do half the Icefiekds Parkway due to time and ran into a couple that told us Peyto Lake was a must....More

Thank 525romanc
Reviewed yesterday

If you have not been there yourself, the colour of the lake in the photos is hard to believe. The site was busy, but not crowded. The location is right off the highway and easy to find. It is at elevation so you might need...More

Thank FlaxenDog
Reviewed 2 days ago

The viewing area of Peyto Lake is extremely easy to get to, but that also means it's unbearably busy. In all honesty, it was one of the most unpleasant spots during our trip. The lake itself is gorgeous, so we decided to hike up (maybe...More

1  Thank nitajames r
Reviewed 2 days ago

From the parking, it's a 15 min walk to the top. The hike is intermediate. The view is beautiful and the color of the water is incredible.

Thank Pilku_Feee
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

About 30 minutes north of Lake Louise on the Icefield Parkway, it has a well-marked turn off point. There is a parking lot located not far off the highway, and then you can either hike up the road for about 5 minutes, or take a...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 3 days ago

The view of Peyto Lake is without doubt the most beautiful site you could see. The deep blue green hue of the water in a stunning location.

Thank John B. D
Reviewed 4 days ago

The lookout is just a short walk from the coach park. You certainly won't be disappointed with the stunning view. The view stretches from the glacier, that feeds the lake, to the far end of the lake. It is one of the 'must see' views...More

Thank skilli15
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A truly Pretty Sight and spellbinding to behold as you view view it in its solitary grandeur from the Viewing Point 1500 ft above. The colour, a dazzling frozen green because of natural phenomena, is quite unreal. Travellers are encouraged to visit this special spot...More

Thank ashoke2015
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you’re only going to view one lake while in the Rockies, make it this one. Just off the Icefields Parkway, and a short 10 minute walk (made fun by the recent snow - less able people maybe should drive to the higher car park...More

Thank Giles T
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August 10, 2018|
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Response from haveboozewilltravel | Reviewed this property |
Most altitudes in the Canadian Rockies are not that extreme. You should not have any problems unless you have abnormal respiratory problems. Bow Summit is the highest point on that highway and it 6800 feet.
Nizbeth A
June 19, 2018|
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Response from Aussie135 | Reviewed this property |
When I went snow had closed the road to the upper car park but my understanding is that it is a short walk- about 250 metre without steps to the view point from there. Access from the lower car park is more difficult with... More
Amber W
April 22, 2018|
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Response from Kim C | Reviewed this property |
The parking area is probably around 300 meters from rhe view point. There are no stairs and I don't believe the walk is that hard. It's a bit downhill from the parking lot to the view point but I'm sure she will manage.