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Peyto Lake

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Address: | Icefield Parkway, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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$72*
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Banff National Park Guided Hike with Lunch
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$213*
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1-Day Photography Adventure in the Canadian Rockies
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$146*
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Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from Banff

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Peyto Lake should not be missed. It has it's own spectacular beauty that doesn't compare with Lake Louise or Lake Moraine. No longer a hidden gem, it had lots of visitors when... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Harlingen, Texas
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Sahuarita, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Problem with this lake is you have to walk approximately .5 miles straight uphill to the viewing stand, and the only thing to do when you get there is to take a few pictures.

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Harlingen, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Peyto Lake should not be missed. It has it's own spectacular beauty that doesn't compare with Lake Louise or Lake Moraine. No longer a hidden gem, it had lots of visitors when we were there.

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Thank Sharon B
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Amazing views - you will not be disappointed. To get to see the Lake from above, you need to take the turn to Bow Summit - not as arduous a climb as it sounds - the path is really clear. A MUST see

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Atlanta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The short hike to Peyto Lake is all uphill and it is at altitude but the view at the end is worth it. Alas, it is also a very crowded viewpoint. We were lucky enough to be there when it was just crowded but, as we left, a tour bus pulled in. I have no idea what that would have... More 

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New Hyde Park, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not a long walk, but all uphill to a gorgeous lake overlook. Definitely good photo opportunities. We chose to enjoy our picnic lunch here.

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Thank Gary W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best views I had on my trip to West-Canada. Amazing view!! And not too many tourists present, certainly compared to Lake Louise.

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Thank Hannah V
Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We initially missed the turn off because the construction people had taken the sign down for the turn :(. After turning around and coming back we made it. It is short hike but very steep, many people had difficulty (older people). There is an upper parking lot for buses and disabled people which I'm sure the older people could use... More 

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Camden, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago 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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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago 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 2 days ago 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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