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Peyto Lake

| Icefield Parkway, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-522-3833
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“viewing platform” (129 reviews)
“parking lot” (189 reviews)
| Icefield Parkway, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-522-3833
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Well worth a visit. The walk to the lake viewing platform from the car park is slightly up hill, but is reasonably short. I think it is suitable for most levels of fitness. We didn't see any wild life on this walk, but there was...More

Thank Pomidori
Reviewed 1 week ago

A little steep but not a long walk to great views of the lake. Well worth the stop, especially on a clear or semi clear day.

Thank donandbobbi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a carpark which we easily got a Park at on a weekend. People are constantly coming and going. It is a paved uphill walk to the top, about 15minutes. The view is beautiful, better than what photos can truly show. This was certainly...More

Thank Rattie0907
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is probably the most beautiful place in the Canadian Rockies. I have waited 17 years to come back to see this place as it was cloudy back in 2000. I came here on a marvellous October afternoon. Clear blue sky. No wind. Quiet. Perfect....More

Thank Kim C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

ANTICIPATE CROWDS We stopped at Peyto Lake as part of our self-driving tour of the Canadian Rockies. When we arrived, the viewing platform was full with hordes of tourists and bus trippers all fighting for the perfect spot to take their selfies. After two minutes...More

2  Thank lwew
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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. Photos don't do justice to the real beauty...More

Thank Jorge Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lake appears a beautiful turquoise colour only at the right weather conditions, so it would be best to check the day's forecast before heading over. It was a foggy, overcast day when we were there 2 days ago, so not a great view. Needs...More

Thank dawnlighttt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a trip highlight!! Well worth the short hike from the parking lot. if you are looking for an even more amazing view, hike a bit further west to the rock perch. Spectacular!

Thank fitchic77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be sure to stop and walk to the viewing areas. Incredible. This was one of our favorite spots on our trip.

Thank AgniWay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Banff and Jasper have oodles of beautiful mountain lakes, but this is one of the prettiest. For just a view of this one, you stop at the Bow Summit turn-off, and it's just a short, very slightly steep walk to the nicely developed viewpoint. For...More

Thank BenLar137
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Amanda Y
22 August 2017|
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Response from CricFan76 | Reviewed this property |
yes, parking does fill up - but since this is just a short hike there is constant people coming and going so you will find a parking spot.
29 July 2017|
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Response from estellematthews | Reviewed this property |
I have not been there for a few years so am unable to answer truthfully.
Macy B
25 July 2017|
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Response from HoustonToughguy | Reviewed this property |
Peyto lake is a short walk from the parking lot. There are no other trails around Peyto.