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Peyto Lake, Lake Louise

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#3 of 49 in Parks in Banff National Park
Water Body Nature / 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. 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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  • Our favourite- possibly helped by the lake itself seemingly being distanced from and devoid of human activity.  more »
  • Just a short hike from the parking lot. Safe lookout point to see this beautiful lake It's definitely worth stopping at  more »
  • This lake was beautiful in color and unusual shape (I think it looks like a ghost) and the mountains in the background. There is not a large space to view the lake and I do not think there was a hikin...  more »

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