Peyto Lake
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Robert S
Westbury, NY869 contributions
Sep. 2022
Along with Lake Louise and Moraine Lake, Peyto Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in Banff. There is a short trail with a few ups and downs to get to the viewing platform, but it is well worth the effort.
Written November 22, 2022
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Tarrans
Great Yarmouth, UK38 contributions
Sep. 2022
Does exactly what it says on the tin! Beautiful views but very busy at view point . Good paths, very busy coach stop.
Written October 30, 2022
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pennwoodpete
Pa.225 contributions
Sep. 2022
The lake is absolutely fantastic and about 6 KLM to walk but if you park in regular parking it is a real steep walk up to high point and then steep walk down to lake. It is paved but if raining it is slippery. Parking in handicap might make the walk better.
Written October 27, 2022
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AK8397
Ontario, Canada817 contributions
Oct. 2022
You cannot see Peyto Lake from the highway. You have to park in the lot and take the short trail (10-15 minutes) to the scenic look-off. This little detour is worth the effort. The lake is a stunning turquoise colour that you will not believe. Not as famous as Lake Louise, but just as memorable.
Written October 20, 2022
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fiamma11
Vienna, VA4,507 contributions
Jun. 2022
Peyto Lake's beautiful turquoise just about takes my breath away. Maybe not quite as beautiful a blue as Soca River, but it is pretty darn close. Definitely one of the highlights in this area for me. An easy 15 minute walk from the parking area. Don't miss this gem.
Written October 16, 2022
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Sarah L
London, UK2,827 contributions
Aug. 2022
Peyto Lake is one of the most beautiful in Banff, not least because of its stunning blue colour, during all seasons of the year. In addition, it is just a short ten min walk from the car park which makes it slightly more accessible than some of the other lakes. It is one of the few lakes where the trail takes you to a point where you get a birds eye view.
Written October 6, 2022
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DebPLosAngeles_CA
Los Angeles, CA116 contributions
Sep. 2022
Do not miss Peyto Lake. We were there in mid September and it started snowing! This lake is beautiful and in my opinion rivals Lake Louise. The color and view are amazing.
Written September 25, 2022
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Sam
10 contributions
Sep. 2022
My husband and I came here for our wedding photos and the views were unreal! Easy hike and definitely worth your time.
Written September 15, 2022
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Alex Linken
Windsor, Canada129 contributions
Aug. 2022
I stopped by Peyto Lake while driving along the Icefields Parkway during my stay in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta, and had an amazing time! The lake is beautiful, alike Moraine Lake, and Lake Louise, but the best part is that it is not nearly as busy, so you have the opportunity to easily get a parking spot! However, you should know that even though it is not as busy at the other two lakes, it is still quite busy. Adding to my amazing experience at Peyto Lake, I saw a large Black Bear run across the trail, while heading up to the lake, which made my day as a nature enthusiast,
Written September 11, 2022
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Michele
Seattle, WA62 contributions
Sep. 2022
Don't like to hike long distances, but want to see the beauty Banff National Park has to offer? Peyto Lake is for you. Even with wild fire smoke being rather thick, the bright blue water still shined through! I can only imagine what it looks like on a clear sunny day,

The walk to the viewing platform is a quick mini hike from the parking lot. Due to the viewing platform being relatively close, the time spent at Peyto Lake is short. Even if the parking lot is full when you arrive, spots are constantly opening up. Don't give up if the lot is full!
Written September 6, 2022
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