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“Amazing View!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Peyto Lake

Peyto Lake
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$72*
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Banff National Park Guided Hike with Lunch
Ranked #2 of 25 things to do in Lake Louise
Certificate of Excellence
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Calgary, Canada
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111 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Amazing View!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

It takes a small hike from the parking lot up a hill, surrounded by trees (breath in!). When when you get to the viewing platform - it's a Wow moment! This is one of the most magnificent lakes in the Rockies. Beautiful color, very unique. If you are feeling adventurous, the hike from Peyto to Bow Lake is quite amazing - you will need a few hours.

Visited August 2012
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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Spectacular view! Breathtaking! Well worth the stop! A must see on the Banff - Jasper Highway. Don't miss it!

Visited August 2012
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Boise, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Good picture-taking place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Don't miss it! Short drive from the Lake Louise and short hike from the parking lot. Try to make it first thing in the morning to avoid crowds. There is additional trails to reach Bow summit.

Visited July 2012
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Birmingham, Alabama
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Beautiful lake”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Love the view of this lake...It is a steep climb to get there, but well worth it! The color was just amazing!

Visited July 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
“Stunning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

This is a must do stop if you are driving on the Icefield Parkway. It is a short (maybe 10 – 15 minute) walk up from the car parking area to the viewpoint which is located high above the lake. The views down on the wonderful coloured lake are stunning.

Visited July 2012
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