Peyto Lake, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Peyto Lake, Canada
This scenic landscape is of Peyto Lake, nestled in Banff National Park, in the Canadian Rockies. It is known for its iconic shape and vivid turquoise-blue colour, more apparent during the course of summer. Peyto Lake gets the distinct shade of blue from glacial rock flour – bedrock eroded into fine grains – that naturally flows downstream into the lake. Given the natural beauty of the lake and the picturesque backdrop of the Rockies, this site is among the most visited within Banff National Park. For now, we’ll just enjoy the scenery through today’s homepage image.