The Incomparable Peyto Lake
Peyto Lake is perhaps the most famous of all the lakes in the Canadian Rockies, and it's easy to see why. The natural beauty of the area is enhanced by the fact that the viewpoint is nearly 600 feet higher than the lake, creating a truly breathtaking view that rivals anything I've seen elsewhere in North America.
The lake is a turquoise color from rock flour constantly flowing into it from Peyto Glacier to its south, seen here on the far left edge of the panorama. The prominent mountain that forms the backdrop is Caldron Peak, illustrating its steepness with numerous avalanche chutes.