Absolutely breathtaking! 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. The lake is formed in a valley of a large mountain range. We saw it from Bow Summit. During the summer, significant amounts of glacier rock flour flow into the lake, and these suspended rock particles give the lake a bright, turquoise color.
Because of its bright color, photos of the lake often appear in illustrated books, and the area around the lake is a popular sightseeing spot for tourists in the park.