Peyto Lake, the Rocky Mountains, Canada. Found in Banff National Park at 1860 m (6100 ft) height the turquoise lake is fed by a glacier. Situated in the Waputik Range valley, the lake is surrounded with three high peaks and features breathtaking panoramic views. The radiant color is prevalent in summer when melting glacial brings rock flour into the lake.
The park itself is a popular and the most visited spot in Alberta all year round. Hiking, climbing, and camping are things to do in summer, while skiing is the most beloved activity in winter. Since Peyto is surrounded with high peaks, there are various spots from where to view the lake, Bow Summit being the highest one.
Why go there? See one of the most beautiful lakes in Canada. Great views, hiking and boating opportunities attract visitors all year round.
When to go there? In summer, if you wish to see that turquoise watercolor. Nevertheless, it is beautiful in winter as well.
How to get there? The best way to get to the park is by car from the states of Alberta and British Columbia. The lake is easily accessed from the Icefields Parkway. It is a short walk from the Peyto Lake viewpoint parking lot and the wonderful sight opens in front of your eyes.
Map location: Peyto Lake, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada