Peyto Lake

Peyto Lake is a glacier-covered lake that has a shimmering turquoise color. Massive mountains surround the lake, thus creating a picturesque scene. The towering peaks surrounding Peyto Lake are Mount Jimmy Simpson, Peyto Peak, Caldron Peak and Waputik Range. The bright color of the lake is caused by the glacial rock particles that flow in the water, particularly during the summer. For those who wish to see the bird’s eye view of the mountain, they should consider looking at Peyto Lake from the Bow Summit.

The glacial lake has a maximum length of 1.7 miles and a width of 0.50 miles. The surface elevation of Peyto Lake measures 6,170 feet. Peyto Lake is located in Alberta, Canada. Tourists can access the lake from the Icefields Parkway. The turquoise-colored lake changes its color, depending on the amount of glacial flour that flows in it. Before the nearby glacier melts, particularly in June to early parts of July, the lake has a dark blue color. Aside from the wonderful sights that Peyto Lake features, many people enjoy visiting the lake because of several recreations such as diving, hiking, fishing, photography, horseback riding and wildlife viewing.

The lake and the national park nearby are accessible to the public for the whole year. However, those who enjoy wildlife viewing should visit during a specific season. The best months to visit Peyto Lake for a great view of the different animals are in April May, September and October. During these months, tourists can find several species of animals near Peyto lake such as the black bear, grizzly bear, moose, marmots, pikas and squirrels.