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Peyto Lake, Lake Louise

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The strikingly blue glacier-fed waters of Peyto Lake feature mesmerizing color caused by tiny particles of the rock the glacier brings forth when it "flows" in summer. From the lake, you can hike to Bow Summit--the highest point in the Canadian Rockies--and take in views from a viewing platform. If you have mobility issues, you can park closer to the viewing platform. Don't forget your camera. Put Peyto Lake into our Banff National Park vacation route planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • What a view ! Absolutely stunning, one of the most beautiful lake. Truly mesmerizing ! The lake is 15-20 minute easy walk away from the parking, still covered in snow(June 2017), somewhere steep and s...  more »
  • If you do not visit this place you did not visit this area at all! This is absolutely unreal, most beautiful, amazing, stunning scenery! It looked like a painted picture, the colours were out of this ...  more »
  • a fairly easy 20 minute walk from the parking lot to this beautiful view! Breathtaking Vista. Walk Does get a little steep, and you are at altitude so take it easy. But worth it!  more »