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Peyto Lake

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Address: | Icefield Parkway, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Great view

We stopped at Peyto Lake with our lunch and took the short hike to the location to view the lake. Spectacular view of the lake and a perfect lunch location.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Chuck A
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Camden, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We made this stop on the way back from visiting the glaciers and found it to be a very beautiful lake. I didn't give it as high of a rating as we were never able to find a way down to the lake so the hike and view only takes you to a very high vantage point with not much... More 

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Thank Rose M
Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's so worth looking for this lake. It's an easy walk with other short hikes you can take from there. The view is stunning and it's also really interesting to see how the glacial waters move through the silt bed and enter the lake. We were there on a rainy/cloudy day and it was still spectacular.

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Thank Cate S
Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stopped at Peyto Lake with our lunch and took the short hike to the location to view the lake. Spectacular view of the lake and a perfect lunch location.

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Thank Chuck A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An easy 5 to 10 min walk uphill from the car park the view point where you can get the best view of Peyto Lake. Photos do not do justice to the lake and Its beauty needs to be personally viewed. Loads of tourists make the perfect shot difficult and if you persevere a good photo opportunity can be seized.... More 

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Thank TriprotonSin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lakes are not hard to come by in the Canadian Rockies but you must admit this one is truly special. It's an easy walk for a lot of view!

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Thank william r D
Oakmont, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Peyto Lake is a hidden gem not far off Highway 1 near the Columbia Icefields. The turquoise blue lake can be seen from lookouts perched high on the mountain. You have to walk down a somewhat steep, but not lengthy, path to the lookouts.

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Thank bobalcorn5
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Worth the stop on the 93. Although there was a busload of people there at the same time as us so it was difficult to enjoy the view, and unfortunately a lot of people not respecting the trail and tramping the protected nature around the lookout. Still very beautiful and impressive though. Nice and easy trail from the parking lot,... More 

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Thank Camilla D
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Always a must see when driving between Banff and Jasper. Beautiful lake and amazing view from the viewpoint. It can be busy in the afternoon so going in the morning is usually a good time.n

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Thank teachyk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A small down hill walk ( from close by coach park) takes you through the trees to a magnificent site of this stunning lake fed by a nearby melting glacier - a viewing point enables great views with trails to wander through

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Thank Charles and Sue A
Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Peyto Lake is a natural wonder, with exquisite turquoise water set among mountain peaks. Does this sound like a travel brochure? What can I say, it really is worth visiting, it is so beautiful. The colour of the water is extraordinary, and like Lake Louise is apparently caused by glacial "flour" being washed into the water.

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