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.
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.