Peyto Lake is a glacier-fed lake in Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies. The lake itself is near the Icefields Parkway.

Lake Peyto is famous for its bright blue colors in the summer, always keeping its beauty thanks to the stone flour. Lake Peyto is like a ribbon crossing the mountains to create a majestic beauty. In winter, this lake is frozen from November to early June.


Glacier lakes around the world are gray or aquamarine blue similar to Lake Peyto thanks to the rock flour. This rock flour was created by a glacier that abraded the rock as it flowed down the valley.

With the dramatic rock face of Caldron Peak, sweeping vistas of the valley, snow-capped mountains, and vivid blue Peyto Lake, it’s one of the most popular stops among photographers visiting Banff national park.

The Peyto Lake Viewpoint (also called the Peyto Lake Lookout) is one of the most popular attractions in Banff National Park. The viewpoint is where people go to see Peyto Lake from above. While Peyto Lake already sits at 1,860 meters above sea level, the viewing platform is over 2,000 meters above sea level. As such, it has amazing views of the lake and the surrounding Canadian Rockies.

Ideally, summer is the best time to visit Peyto Lake. Because of its location, good weather is never guaranteed but it’s much more likely in the summertime.

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