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Peyto Lake

| Icefield Parkway, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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“bow summit” (90 reviews)
| Icefield Parkway, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

According to the guidebook, the observation deck is 0.2 miles from the parking lot. They must be referring to the bus/RV parking lot as the trail from the parking lot for cars is much longer than 0.2 miles, uphill. But even after the long hike,...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 2 days ago

This lake is a must visit. It's a bit of a walk off the parking lot. Paved path but some steep parts to it. It also definitely gets colder as you walk, so layer appropriately. Once you find the overlook, though, you will be wowed!...More

Thank miaescudero
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A short walk to another incredible sight. There are further hikes available beyond the first stop. A must stop on your way to or from the Glacier.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

A view that makes you realise how beautiful Canada is. The water colour is amazing. Worth a visit and would go there again.

Thank David A
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a must-see if you go to Banff. From the parking lot, it's a fairly easy uphill hike to get a spectacular view of the lake with the Canadian Rockies around it, and some glacier views. It's not too far along the Icefield Parkway...More

Thank khim911
Reviewed 3 days ago

The mountains surrounding the lake with all the fall colours of the trees just starting to show tinges its a memorable sight and walking to the lake amidst the wildlife is magical.

Thank bigglesStrathaven
Reviewed 3 days ago

Another 1km+ trail from the lookout gets you the best viewpoint and avoid from the crowds. Make sure you walk there!

Thank KuanSu
Reviewed 4 days ago

we missed teice the reflections. But the lake's turquoise color is very nice. A short but somewhat steep paved trail leads to an observation ramp. Along the way are interesting signs with explanations about the flora and fauna.

Thank wisniak
Reviewed 4 days ago

The views from the lookout of Peyto Lake are stunning. I thought that the photos of the lake in Canada travel guides had been enhanced but the lake really does have that vivid turquoise colour (stemming from the sunlight being diffracted by the suspended rock...More

Thank DGarethOwen
Reviewed 5 days ago

you can drive there park your car, after small walk up the hill you get to the Bow summit. amazing view of Peyto Lake. the path up to the summit is paved so it is accessed by stroller too. the view is undescribable magical and...More

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Amanda Y
23 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.
Macy B
26 July 2017|
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Response from HoustonToughguy | Reviewed this property |
Peyto lake is a short walk from the parking lot. There are no other trails around Peyto.