Bow Summit, Banff National Park

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  • Walked from town to the Bow Falls, the 30-45 minute hike was all worth it! The view was fantastic. A must see place for me!  more »
  • One of the main viewpoints that gives access to a spectacular view of Peyto Lake. But be careful, depending on the time of year. I was in the spring, in may/2017, and the low snow was falling, but there was still a significant amount of snow and ice on the ground, which hindered access to the lookout, because we weren't with proper footwear. We can get to the point and had a beautiful image of the frozen lake. Worth, but cautious.
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  • Snow was piled up by lots of peitho was really went to see the Lake there was beautiful. It's like a movie snow there did not get so dangerous as you walk you can see Lake gazebo peitho because expectations seemed to be walked on.
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  • This easy walking trail provides an incredible overlook of the electric blue Peyto Lake and the valley below. Lots of amazing viewpoints here - so the place is very, very popular. Show up early otherwise you'll be fighting crowds in order to get a shot without people in it.
  • Wow, view is impressive here. Also only short walk to the observation point. Highly recommended! Note that the path could be quite slippery.
  • We went here on 2018 New Years day. We parked at the lower parking area close to highway 93 since the road uphill was covered with thick snow. We hiked for a bit it was ok, not a long hike. The view was spectacular! Looking over the frozen Peyto lake and the Glacier. There was an out house at the lower parking area. Some people go here to ski and hike. Nice place. I'll be back during summer!
  • Love going to bow summit to see Peyto lake! Worth getting off the icefields parkway. Hike is short (5-10 minutes) from parking lot.
  • It's not a long walk from the lower car park, about one kilometre, and well worth it for the view over Peyto Lake. I was surprised at how few people there were. As a bonus we saw a black bear strolling along the highway.

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