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Peyto Lake, Lake Louise

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.9/5 based on 1,800+ reviews on the web
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 Lake Louise vacation route planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Great place to visit anytime of year. Easily accessible from the icefield parkway. Views of the mountains and the blue waters of Peyto Lake from the observation decks are some of the best of the entir...  read more »
  • A short walk from a crowded parking lot surprised us with an amazing lake! The color of the water was absolutely stunning! I'm really glad we took the time to see this natural wonder. 
  • A waiter in Banff recommended we visit Peyto Lake. We hiked in the snow for about 10 minutes to get up to the viewing spot. It was a beautiful day and had just snowed so it was very scenic but a bit t...  read more »
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