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“bow summit”(138 reviews)
“viewing platform”(147 reviews)
| Icefield Parkway, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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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
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great stop on the way to Jasper (or Banff). Easy parking, quick hike, and a gorgeous view! Definitely worth the stop.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Mueller85
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most breathtaking & unexpectedly amazing sites I have ever laid eyes on. Go when the snow is on the mountains...it makes the lake sparkle blue!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank brianwerner13
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely beautiful. This brilliant ice blue lake is beautiful and I hate to say it but just as pretty or better than Lake Louise. Only down fall, the amount of people and buses visiting is crazy !! Try and go early or late in the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank aksjmarshman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful lake in Canadian rockies. The turquoise colour of the lake makes its picturesque. A good spot for taking photos.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Illusseries
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Peyto Lake has been on my bucket list for years and it did not disappoint!!! It was just a short hike up a hill from the parking area. We did visit in September so it was slick with snow and ice but well worth the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 757darcieb
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 11 January 2019

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 10 January 2019

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 30 December 2018 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 27 December 2018 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
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29 January 2019|
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Response from Worldtraveller1948 | Reviewed this property |
Roads are only ploughed once per day in winter. None of service areas remain open. Know no more......
10 August 2018|
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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.
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20 June 2018|
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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