Banff National Park: Peyto Lake…a true gem, you won’t believe this!

(My solo road trip of western Canada – Wednesday 23rd September)

Ok, I have seen some beautiful things in my life in different parts of the world, but what this blog is about is something that I don’t think I will ever forget about and will long to visit again.  It is something that I take great pleasure in showing photos about and when my friends and family have seen the video, I watch it with them as if I have never seen the video before and I am left awe struck just like the first time.  From my whole trip, there has been no other place that has left people’s senses bamboozled and struggling to differentiate between reality and non reality, I witnessed over the course of over 45 minutes visitors reactions as they approached the balcony to view this, you may react the same way?

Peyto Lake is a glacier-fed lake located in Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies. The lake itself is easily accessed from the Icefields Parkway. It was named for Bill Peyto, an early trail guide and trapper in the Banff area.

During the summer, significant amounts of glacial rock flour flow into the lake, and these suspended rock particles give the lake a bright, turquoise colour. Because of its bright colour, photos of the lake often appear in illustrated books, and area around the lake is a popular sightseeing spot for tourists in the park. The lake is best seen from Bow Summit, the highest point on the Icefields Parkway.
The lake is fed by the Peyto Creek, which drains water from the Caldron Lake and Peyto Glacier (part of the Wapta Icefield), and flows into the Mistaya River.



One thought on “Banff National Park: Peyto Lake…a true gem, you won’t believe this!

  1. najma

    the colour of this lake truly mesmerising! and probably even more so if experienced by ones eyes. Alhamdollilah we are all sharing your experience x


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