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Peyto Lake

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Address: | Icefield Parkway, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Beautiful mountain lake!

Peyto Lake is a beautiful mountain lake on the Icefields Parkway between Lake Louise and Jasper. It's about a 15 minute hike to the lake with some challenging inclines, but worth... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Peyto Lake is a beautiful mountain lake on the Icefields Parkway between Lake Louise and Jasper. It's about a 15 minute hike to the lake with some challenging inclines, but worth it if you can make it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of my favourite lake at banff national park. Anybody can view this lake without hassle as the viewpoint is build on top of mountain above the lake. As some of other lakes, one need to hike few miles to view the beauty of the whole lake. Peyto lake is a must-visit.

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Peyto lake is beautiful, bright blue, but the viewpoint was extremely busy with people taking photographs and it was difficult to get a good view which spoilt the experience.

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Houston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Of all the sites I had planned to see on my trip to Alberta, this one was at the top of my list. This was my second visit to Albert and I knew this one was a must. There is a bit of a hike from the parking lot, with some elevation changes, but don't let that intimidate you. The... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This lake is the most beautiful colour! The different shades of blue depend on the time of year that you visit. When I visited most recently, the colour was so stunning, it barely looked real! Always a treat to see this lake.

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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped off on our travels to see one off many great sights. This another of many great places to see in Canada.

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Hasselt, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely interpretive path up to the lookout over Peyto Lake. The signs along the path give a good explanation about plants etc. The wooden platform where you can look out over the lake was very crowded with Japanese or Chinese people from a bus tour. We climbed the fence near the platform and went to a point a bit further... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is another must visit lake. There were too many tourists when we arrived, some climbed over the boundary and the security guard came. Well, do be careful as i think is really dangerous if you fall, there is no return. So be good, stay within boundary and enjoy the scenery!

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Valencia, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The color of the lake with the snowed mountains as a background, the glacier next to it,.... Everything there was amazing

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Machida, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For such beauty 5 star is a no brainer! We arrived around 11am in Mid September. The Sun is at a better angle in the morning hours apparently. There are two Parking lots, one for regular cars (this one is closer to the IceFields Parkway) & one up the hill more. (this one is for special permit or "disabled Parking... More 

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