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Peyto Lake, Banff NP, Alberta, Canada

Teresa Zieba

Winnipeg, Canada

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Featured in A Little Bit Country! – May 7, 2011
Featured in Canadian Rocky Mountains – Apr 24, 2011
Featured in PostCards – Destinations – Apr 24, 2011
Featured in Quality Art & Photography – Apr 20, 2011
Featured in The World As We See It, or as we missed it – Apr 18, 2011
Featured in Beach, River and Lake Treasures – Apr 18, 2011

Located in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

Peyto Lake (pea-toe) 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

The lake is formed in a valley of the Waputik Range, between Caldron Peak, Peyto Peak and Mount Jimmy Simpson, at an elevation of 1,860 m (6,100 ft

During the summer, significant amounts of glacial 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 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 Icefield 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.

Canon XSi with Sigma 10-22mm lens, polarizing and ND filters, f/5.6. 1/250sec, ISO-100, 20mm focal length.

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