We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
1,305
All photos (1,305)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“bow summit”(138 reviews)
“viewing platform”(147 reviews)
About
Contact
| Icefield Parkway, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Website
+1 403-522-3833
Call
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Peyto Lake
from US$131.06
More Info
from US$252.56
More Info
from US$216.95
More Info
from US$202.38
More Info
Reviews (2,831)
Filter reviews
2,244 results
Traveller rating
1,858
329
52
5
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
1,858
329
52
5
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews bow summit icefields parkway viewing platform parking lot short hike car park the ice fields parkway paved trail lookout point steep walk parking area tour bus canadian rockies beautiful view blue color well worth the effort banff national park
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 2,244 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago

You will need to exercise patience if you want to get good pictures but it is definitely worth the 10 - 15 minute walk and the wait. Be cautious on the walk up. We visited in September and there were some icy spots on the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TLG444
Reviewed 1 week ago

From trail entrance, 10-15 min to walk to the top of hill. After that you may not believe your eyes because of scenery. Really beautiful turquoise blue. 登山口というか、このレイクをみるために少し丘を登るのですが、その入り口に車をとめ、10分ほど歩くと、とんでもなく綺麗なターコイズブルーの湖が見渡せます。これが水の色なのかと思うほど、絵の具のパレットでした見たことのない色を目で見ることができます。

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ka7tnu
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing viewpoint to Peyto Lake! Plenty of parking with well marked trail to a great viewing platform. Very popular spot so you may have to wait to get that photo op.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank DQShaw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on our drive between Jasper and Banff and the sun was out just as we were arriving. For me this was the best lake we saw during our trip and it is so blue it doesn't look real definately make the stop.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank H3363WIsaml
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited in winter so the snow was deep! Only a short walk from the lower car park as the upper one was shut! A beautiful walk to see the lake which is stunning

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank yololovetotravel
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Beautiful leisurely hike with an amazing view of Peyto Lake. Not too crowded in the early fall. Well worth it!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CherylS2966
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful little walks we could enjoy with toddler on our hiking pack for kids. Lots of snow had recently fallen so we enjoyed the short trip from lake Louise, the little hike and the views at the end

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tessntimtravels
Reviewed December 9, 2018

Worth a look once. The lake is beautiful and glacial. The platform is a view from higher up...you can take a trek down but that requires some rock hopping and tree branch movements!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank sylboh
Reviewed December 5, 2018

This is one of a unique places to visit in the rocky mountain area. Must visit if you are visiting Banff region

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sam A
Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

A bit tried for walking up to the view point. But it's worth it. Even with the smoke from wildfire. Still amazing.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank imparimz
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 5 nearby hotels
The Great Divide Lodge
215 reviews
32.56 km away
The Crossing Resort
422 reviews
32.97 km away
Truffle Pigs Lodge
313 reviews
35.95 km away
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
8,014 reviews
38.98 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 37 nearby restaurants
Truffle Pigs Bistro & Lounge
1,138 reviews
35.95 km away
Post Hotel & Spa
755 reviews
39.50 km away
The Siding Cafe
312 reviews
35.92 km away
Lakeview Lounge
834 reviews
38.97 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 33 nearby attractions
Icefields Parkway
1,650 reviews
5.33 km away
Parker Ridge Trail
510 reviews
21.65 km away
Siffleur Falls
66 reviews
26.87 km away
Yoho National Park
473 reviews
35.09 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Anonnomous
August 10, 2018|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from haveboozewilltravel | Reviewed this property |
Most altitudes in the Canadian Rockies are not that extreme. You should not have any problems unless you have abnormal respiratory problems. Bow Summit is the highest point on that highway and it 6800 feet.
0
Votes
Nizbeth A
June 19, 2018|
AnswerShow all 12 answers
Response from Aussie135 | Reviewed this property |
When I went snow had closed the road to the upper car park but my understanding is that it is a short walk- about 250 metre without steps to the view point from there. Access from the lower car park is more difficult with... More
2
Votes
Amber W
April 22, 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Kim C | Reviewed this property |
The parking area is probably around 300 meters from rhe view point. There are no stairs and I don't believe the walk is that hard. It's a bit downhill from the parking lot to the view point but I'm sure she will manage.
2
Votes