Peyto Lake, Lake Louise

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 .
Create an itinerary including Peyto Lake
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Peyto Lake Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5.0
3,177 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • There are a LOT of cars in the parking lot and the lot is really bad. However, I hear that it is being shut down for repairs. That is an excellent idea. The hike up from the parking lot is a healthy.....  more »
  • Pretty easy and quick trail to such a beautiful lake. I was there at the end of june and arrived around 14pm, had no problem to park at all. Love and recommend the stop.  more »
  • Build a plan

    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it

    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package

    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!

    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance

Popular things to do in Banff National Park

View all ›
4.8
Duration:2​h 30​min
4.5
Duration:2​h
4.8
Duration:4​h

Nature in Banff National Park

View all ›
4.4
Duration:2​h
4.7
Duration:2​h
4.8
Duration:8​h
4.6
Duration:2​h

Side trips from Banff National Park

4.9
Duration:8​h
4.1
Duration:2​h
4.8
Duration:2​h
4.9
Duration:5​h

Hidden gems in Banff National Park

4.9
Duration:4​h
4.8
Duration:2​h 30​min
5.0
Duration:4​h
4.2
Duration:1​h 30​min

Trails in Banff National Park

5.0
Duration:4​h
4.9
Duration:2​h
5.0
Duration:2​h 30​min
5.0
Duration:2​h

Nearby attractions in Banff National Park

4.8
Duration:2​h
4.8
Duration:2​h
4.9
Duration:2​h
4.8
Duration:2​h
5.0
Duration:4​h
4.9
Duration:8​h
5.0
Duration:2​h 30​min