Canada Tour Peyto Lake

Peyto Lake seen from Bow Summit
The lake itself is located near the Icefields Parkway. In summer, large amounts of glacial flour and glacial milk flow into the lake from nearby glaciers; these suspended rock particles give the lake its bright turquoise color.
It was named after Bill Peyto, a former park ranger, trapper and mountain guide.

The "wild" Bill Peyto was a pioneer, mountain guide and early park ranger of Banff National Park. Peyto lived in England before emigrating to Canada in February 1887 and settling in the Canadian Rockies, where he worked as a railroad laborer. In the mid-1890s, Peyto built a log cabin near the Bow River where he stored equipment for hunting and trapping. Peyto worked as a park ranger in Banff National Park from 1913 until his retirement in 1936.

Peyto was best known for his services as a mountain guide and was selected to lead many prominent British, Swiss, and American climbers on numerous expeditions in the Canadian Rockies.

Bill Peyto was one of the leading figures in the Brotherhood of Mountain Guides and Packers that flourished at the turn of the century, and his knowledge of the mountains that surround us was surpassed by few. Bill was described as utterly fearless and was always willing to take any risk to protect those entrusted to his care. The Peyto Glacier on the Continental Divide and Lake Peyto are named in his honor.
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Pics-UM said:

Sehr schöne Panoramaansicht. Gruß Uwe
7 months ago ( translate )

Annemarie said:

wonderful,wide view

Wish you a serene weekend:)
7 months ago ( translate )

Jaap van 't Veen said:

Beautiful landscape panorama.
Visited there many years ago.
Peaceful weekend
7 months ago ( translate )

Makrofan said:

Ein sehr schönes Bild und danke für die Informationen! Wünsche dir ein schönes Wochenende!
7 months ago ( translate )

natureoncam aka Greg said:

Great shot!
Thanks for explaining the turquoise colour as have seen it myself but did not know what caused it.
7 months ago

Keith Burton said:

A fantastic shot of the snow covered mountains...........and the colour of the water is sublime. Glorious light and detail too!
7 months ago

Jenny McIntyre said:

What a beautiful view and thank you for telling us all the information on the name of this lake. Also the fact that the glacial flour and the glacial milk mixing together gives it that beautiful turquoise colour. I would imagine it was so wonderful to be there and seeing that beauty for yourself.
7 months ago

Kawasirius said:

Belle capture avec un superbe panorama !
Bon week-end, Aschi !
7 months ago ( translate )

Buelipix said:

Wunderbar ... vor Jahren stand ich auch 'mal da ...
7 months ago ( translate )

Patrick Brandy said:

Très beau paysage merci pour l'info bon week-end.
7 months ago ( translate )

Annaig56 said:

magnifique panorama et historique,
7 months ago ( translate )

Horizon 36 said:

Thats awesome
7 months ago

Diane Putnam said:

Wow, what a view! Also, a very nice description, I had never heard of Bill Peyto.
4 months ago