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Peyto Lake

| Icefield Parkway, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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“bow summit” (80 reviews)
| Icefield Parkway, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You have two options. Either you can park in the lower lot and then take a 10 min hike or you can park in the upper lot if you come in a tour bus or have handicapped parking. The photos while amazing themselves really don't...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Peyto Lake the most gorgeous lake I've ever seen. You cannot beat the beautiful blue hues. The hike up wasn't bad at all. It was definitely a highlight of our trip!

Thank Sumona G
Reviewed 3 days ago

Just one of the many beautiful lakes to see in the Canadian Rockies. This is just another place to stop and enjoy the natural beauty of the area. A great place to stop and enjoy the scenery.

1  Thank Al M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Well paved walk way to you to a stunning look out deck! A Must do. Easy enough for all fitness levels. For the stronger, there is a trail that takes you to the bow summit.

1  Thank muffettjlm
Reviewed 4 days ago

By the time we got to the viewpoint on the top, we saw the place was filled with people. The lake was no better than the other ones as other comments might say. Also, personally, I do not like the unique fact that you get...More

1  Thank xuanchiz
Reviewed 4 days ago

There are 2 parking lots. The lower one requires a steep uphill climb. The upper lot less so. No one tells you this at the park

1  Thank den979
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were advised to check out Lake Peyto from a local who advised that they believed it was better than Lake Louise and less busy....and they were right! A short stroll from the carpark to the lookout though pretty forest to a lookout with absolutely...More

1  Thank ssgolf23
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This lake is absolutely beautiful. The color is so blue and although it can get crowded there, it's worth the wait to take pictures. Also hikes available nearby.

1  Thank Kristen O
Reviewed 6 days ago

The color and beautiful surroundings, along with the hike to the top were all stunning. I'd go back in a heartbeat.

2  Thank Clint M
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a very blue beautiful lake. Well worth the short walk from the parking lot. BEWARE---THERE ARE TWO PARKING LOTS----our tour director showed us the path to return to the bus, but 3 people on the tour failed to take this path and got...More

1  Thank jweaver21
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Macy B
25 July 2017|
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Response from HoustonToughguy | Reviewed this property |
Peyto lake is a short walk from the parking lot. There are no other trails around Peyto.
13 May 2017|
Response from ManishKumar2016 | Reviewed this property |
I had visited the lake in June 2nd week and it was thawed.
22 September 2016|
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Response from vkailash | Reviewed this property |
There is no public transport! . There are lot of tours available which go the glacier which in itself take easily 2-3 hrs and peyto lake is much father than that so to and fro to banff takes time. there are some tours which... More