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Peyto Lake

| Icefield Parkway, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-522-3833
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| Icefield Parkway, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-522-3833
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This short hike is a MUST see. We found it by accident, and it didn't disappoint. The water looks like glows. Don't worry if you are not a hiker. The path is paved making it handicapped friendly. You won't believe your eyes, and your pictures...More

Thank Gina M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit ! Short hike from the parking lot - 15 mins maybe ? Heard there is a wheelchair parking closer to the view point but have not looked for it - the pictures you see are totally real ! It’s super beautiful...More

Thank Saranya C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Peyto Lake is spectacular! The colors are stunning and the views of the Canadian Rockies are breathtaking. It’s not much of a hike but more of a walk in the woods if you go from the viewing platform to the Bow Summit Lookout. Definitely worth...More

Thank Deanna D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hike is great. loved the colours once we were up there. it is said that in few decades this lake is going to dry up due to various environmental impact. visit it and take great pictures may be ur grand kids may not be...More

Thank Gaucalgary
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is hard (impossible?) to point one lake as the most beautiful among those along the Icefields Parkway. Peyto Lake, with its milky blue waters is absolutely beautiful!

Thank benhub
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Apart from being at the high point of the Icefield Highway Peyto Lake, the Peyto Glacier and the moraine field between them are great sights. Beware, it is crowded !

Thank jaunty5
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Well worth stopping. Be a tourist and enjoy the view. It had snowed slightly and it is a steep climb in spots. We were dressed for it and it was nicer than we thought. Lots of interesting info and things to see - nature. Great...More

Thank 9gkids
Reviewed 25 November 2017

The day we went in late September there had been snow overnight and the track up from the car park was way too icy to walk on. We walked back and up the road to the upper car park (which is for buses) and then...More

Thank plspoon
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit. The walk to the lake viewing platform from the car park is slightly up hill, but is reasonably short. I think it is suitable for most levels of fitness. We didn't see any wild life on this walk, but there was...More

1  Thank Pomidori
Reviewed 9 November 2017

A little steep but not a long walk to great views of the lake. Well worth the stop, especially on a clear or semi clear day.

1  Thank donandbobbi
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Michelle K
15 January 2018|
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Response from dmus | Reviewed this property |
Above answers are correct. Not far from from Lake Louise. However, the entire Icefields Parkway all the way to Jasper is outstanding - definitely an outstanding and beautiful experience - one of the most beautiful drives... More
Amanda Y
22 August 2017|
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Response from CricFan76 | Reviewed this property |
yes, parking does fill up - but since this is just a short hike there is constant people coming and going so you will find a parking spot.
29 July 2017|
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Response from estellematthews | Reviewed this property |
I have not been there for a few years so am unable to answer truthfully.