Peyto Lake, Banff National Park

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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. To visit Peyto Lake and other attractions in Banff National Park, use our Banff National Park road trip website.
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  • Loved the lake! There is a hike with some steep bits up to get to the lake but the views are incredible. Wear some hiking shoes or shoes with grip when you go as there is still a lot of snow on the... 
    Loved the lake! There is a hike with some steep bits up to get to the lake but the views are incredible. Wear some hiking shoes or shoes with grip when you go as there is still a lot of snow on the...  more »
  • We went to Peyto Lake today. Don’t miss it! The deep turquoise color of the water is incredible. It’s about a 15-20 minute hike from the parking lot, somewhat uphill, to get to the viewing area... 
    We went to Peyto Lake today. Don’t miss it! The deep turquoise color of the water is incredible. It’s about a 15-20 minute hike from the parking lot, somewhat uphill, to get to the viewing area...  more »
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  • Still closed as of Sep 23, 2021

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