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.

Peyto Lake

| Icefield Parkway, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Banff National Park Guided Hike with Lunch
More Info
and up
Columbia Icefield Tour including the Glacier Skywalk from Calgary
More Info
and up
Columbia Icefield Tour including the Glacier Skywalk from Banff
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“bow summit” (85 reviews)
| Icefield Parkway, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Write a Review
Reviews (2,174)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 1,720 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Peyto Lake has the most significant yet unique appearance look in the Rocky. Just a short walk from the parking lot, you will encounter a breathtaking scene of the Lake. A must-do for all visitors.

Thank petersjsim
Reviewed 2 days ago

We first went to the official lookout, with the millions of others there. I had read about another lookout that proved very difficult to find. We spent 2 hours hiking the wrong path but eventually found the right one (which would have taken about 1/2...More

Thank qldjulie
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful views of Peyto Lake from a short hike. Highly recommend continuing on the trails, however, past the crowds and through the woods to another as scenic and less crowded rocky overlook.

Thank Stumbalina23
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

About a 10 minute walk from the car park. Need to be ok walking up steep incline, but well worth it when arrive for the view. One of the best views along the rockies in my opinion

Thank Hughes39golf
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited there 2017 Aug 9 (Wed) 9:45am. Found parking right away, but by the time we left the parking lot was very busy. Make sure you get there before 10 as most tourist groups get there around 10am. The view patio is so busy you...More

Thank Yinxin Z
Reviewed 3 days ago

Highly recommend this stop going to/from along the Ice Fields Parkway. Short hike with magnificent views. Wish we had time to hike down to the lake and back as I'm sure the crowds thin significantly as you hike away from the highway.

Thank OSU_Fan1967
Reviewed 4 days ago

the minerals at the bottom of the lake give it an amazing colour, the walk is short but you can walk around the viewpoint, really recommend this as a must

Thank VGAqa12
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you can avoid the massive crazy photo shoot tourists, you can really enjoy this lake. Also. the BC fire smoke really put a damper on the beauty of the lake view. Parking can also be an issue.

1  Thank Chuck2010
Reviewed 5 days ago

Peyto Lake is a sight to behold!! We arrived early (6:30am) We were the first people there. My son and I took pictures from the top viewing area then took the time to hike down to the bottom where the glacial water flows into Peyto...More

Thank Gary G
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very beautiful lake in a cat paw shape. The other side is the peyto glacier. It is a short walk to the view point. Many people get out of the trail to take a good photo. Get there early to get a parking spot.

Thank lancherry
Nearby Restaurants
Truffle Pigs Bistro & Lounge
908 reviews
35.95 km away
Post Hotel & Spa
614 reviews
39.50 km away
The Siding Cafe
254 reviews
35.92 km away
Plain of Six Glaciers Tea House
562 reviews
39.56 km away
Nearby Attractions
Emerald Lake
825 reviews
31.01 km away
Yoho National Park
347 reviews
35.09 km away
Parker Ridge Trail
422 reviews
21.65 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
29 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
Response from estellematthews | Reviewed this property |
I have not been there for a few years so am unable to answer truthfully.
Macy B
26 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from HoustonToughguy | Reviewed this property |
Peyto lake is a short walk from the parking lot. There are no other trails around Peyto.
14 May 2017|
Response from ManishKumar2016 | Reviewed this property |
I had visited the lake in June 2nd week and it was thawed.