Peyto Lake

star4.8 · flag17
placePeyto Lake, Improvement District No. 9, AB T0L, Canada
Peyto Lake


Julian Gonzalez

This is a beautiful place to visit if you are looking for a little less touristy experience. Pros: It's relatively easy to access. Less than 15 min walk from the parking lot, but it's uphill. It has a well constructed deck to enjoy the view. This is convenient if you are concerned with safety or with small children. The color of the lake is unbelievable blue, especially if it is not cloudy. Cons: You are pretty far from the lake. The lake is way down so don't expect to get close to the water. The deck can get a little crowded. It's not picnic friendly, don't plan to have lunch there while enjoying the view.

Sudipto Guha

One of the crown jewels of the Canadian Rockies. The stunning color of the water has to be seen to be believed. It's about a 10 min hike from the parking lot. Get down from the viewing area and hike a little down for the best people free views!!

Linh Nguyen

Love coming to Peyto lake! In the summer when it's torquoise, winter when it's frozen. It's beautiful. 10 minute hike from the parking lot. The sign is for "bow summit" when you are on the icefields parkway.

Khurram Ijaz

About half hour north of Banff town driving on the Ice field parkway, Entrance to the lake is a hidden driveway but can’t be missed. Ample parking spaces and a steep 15-20 Min hike to the viewing platform. Stunning& Gorgeous views of the lake and mountains behind. Wonderful spot for some awesome clicks so a camera is a must. This place does tend to get pretty crowded due to the small viewing platform and the numbers of tourist visiting this place. Does get chilly so bring a light sweater in case? Defiantly worth a stop and should not be missed, will definitely visit again.

Gwendolyn Kingsbury

The beauty of this lake is unreal. Even if you aren’t into hiking, take the short trek up to the viewing point from the parking lot. To access this view, drive to Bow Summit. It’s totally worth it and will not disappoint! I could stare at this beautiful view all day long.
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