Peyto Lake, Lake Louise

4.9
#3 of 48 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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  • October 4, 2017
    Peyto Lake is a must stop sight in the Canadian Rockies, the lake is just beautiful and we were fortunate to be there during sunset, it just took our breath away. The Lake is beautiful, you can park y...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    Low cloud prevented us from viewing the lake but the walk up to it was very enjoyable but a little strenuous . We didn't go the whole way as somebody said there is low cloud so waste of time. The best...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    We flew to Canada all the way from Dallas, Texas to enjoy a beautiful, scenic, and romantic getaway. Apparently, Banff and Jasper in Alberta, are the second most traveled tourist destinations in Canad...  more »

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