Peyto Lake, Lake Louise

4.9
#3 of 47 in Parks in Banff National Park
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. To visit Peyto Lake and other attractions in Banff National Park, use our Banff National Park road trip website .
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  • What an amazing sight to see this lake! It is surreal! If you do the walk in winter don't forget to get the "gators" otherwise it can be very slippery. The view from the lookout is indescribable. Phot...  more »
  • When you reach the Lake and bow summit peitho, but I find the parking. Or is it just might pass. ««How to get there, walk off, but parked in. So beautiful peitho Lake, snow Cyril, as long as the light is really beautiful, it does not forget the water.
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  • Simply a magnificent landscape with an incredible play of colours. Of course, you're not alone, just slightly longer stay, the crowds come and go bus way, most just for a selfie.
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