Peyto Lake | Banff National Park

Bright Turqoise Peyto Lake Viewed from Hiking Trail Bow Summit Area along Icefields Parkway in Summer Season - Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

June 1, 2011: Peyto Lake in summer viewed from Bow Summit Area


Further north of Bow Lake is yet another amazing lake: Peyto Lake. Named after Bill Peyto—an early trail guide and trapper in the Banff area—this glacier-fed lake has a bright, turquoise color due to significant amounts of suspended rock particles flowing from glacial rock flour.

This popular sightseeing spot for tourists is easily accessed from the Icefields Parkway, 40km (30min) north of Lake Louise.

Bright Turqoise Peyto Lake Viewed from Hiking Trail Viewing Platform along Icefields Parkway in Summer Season - Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

June 1, 2011: Peyto Lake was still partially frozen in June.



Peyto Lake Glaicer Rock Remnants Viewed from Hiking Trail Viewing Platform along Icefields Parkway in Summer Season - Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

June 1, 2011: Trails of glacier rocks into Peyto Lake. I would imagine the glacier was there in the past but no longer present nowadays, except for the glacial rock remnants.

Map and Driving Direction

Exact location of Peyto Lake hiking trail head (parking lot) is indicated by Green Arrow on the following map (click EXTERNAL LINK below to view map) or check Icefields Parkway Travel Guide.


EXTERNAL LINK

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