Can you hike around Peyto Lake?

Peyto Lake is a stunning turquoise-colored lake fed from Peyto Glacier. This is a great family-friendly hike suitable for all skill levels. From the parking lot on the west side of the highway, a short paved trail leads to the wooden viewing deck which provides amazing views looking out to the lake.

Is Peyto Lake trail open?

The Peyto Lake viewpoint and trails to the viewpoint are now closed and barriers have been erected for safety….Will I be able to see Peyto Lake?

Dates Open / Closed What you need to know
Sept. 16, 2019 to Nov. 22, 2019 Closed. All access strictly prohibited. Phase complete

Is Peyto Lake Open in 2021?

The Peyto Lake Day Use area, including the viewpoint, viewing platform, parking lots, restrooms and access road, are closed until October 2021. Plan ahead and explore other places.

How long is the hike to Peyto Lake?

around 10-15 minutes
The hike up to the Peyto Lake Lookout takes around 10-15 minutes uphill. For elderly or disabled visitors, this is an upper parking lot that follows the signs for buses and handicapped parking.

How long is Peyto Lake hike?

3.8 mile
Easy 3.8 mile round trip hike. One of the best views in the Canadian Rockies. Peyto Lake is a scenic location on the Icefields Parkway about 40 km (25 miles) north of the town of Lake Louise. Access to the viewing area for this magnificent area is immediately off the parkway and is well signposted.

Why is Peyto Lake so blue?

The lake gets it’s colour from the large amounts of glacier rock flour that flow into it during the summer months. The colour varies depending on the season and even with the time of day. The views from the Peyto Lake Lookout in Winter are just as stunning.

Can you swim in Peyto Lake Canada?

The short answer is yes. You can swim in any lake in the Canadian Rockies. Peyto Lake (also Lake Louise, Moraine Lake and many others) is fed from a glacier, and therefore it’s very cold.

Why is Peyto lake so blue?