Peyto Lake Trail Guide


Location: Banff National Park, 45 km from Lake Louise

Distance: 1.5 km return

Time:  30 min

Difficulty:  Easy

Elevation: 40 m

Highlights: The famous glacier fed wolf-shaped lake

Trailhead: From the Bow Summit parking lot along the Icefield Parkway. Trail head starts at the opposite end of parking lot entrance and leads to a viewing platform. 

Check out our visit to Peyto and learn how to bypass the crowds. Alternatively, after the Peyto lookout continue onto the trail on your left, there will be signs for a trail leading down to Peyto Lake, pass by this trail and continue walking until you find a trail that leads to an old fire road. The fire road will lead you to the Bow Lake lookout, continue walking until Peyto Lake comes into view. From this point you can scramble up the mountain for better views of Peyto or continue along the road for views of Bow Lake and the Icefield Parkway. *Taking the fire road will lengthen the time of your hike. 30 minutes is an approximate time to hike to and from the Peyto lookout only. 

Highway 20 // Ft. Falicia Teodosio

Sometimes the best adventure is an unplanned one, in this case, hopping into your car and heading for the open road. Pick a route, grab some snacks, and pull over to explore along the way. On an early summer evening Falicia did just that, heading out on Highway 20 for a long cruise with her Spruce & Gunn gear in tow. Enjoy the photos below and let it inspire to head on your road trip, even if it's just for an hour or two. Check out more Falicia's adventures here