near the Icefield Highway
Mistaya Mountain and Mt. Patterson (10,490 ft. )
are reflected in the glacier fed waters of Peyto Lake.
Meltwaters from Wapta Icefield flow down this
valley to the North Saskatchewan River. This 50 mile
view along the backbone of the Rockies was discovered
by an early mountain guide, Bill Peyto, in 1894,
it is near Bow Pass, 25 miles north of the
We are in Banff National Park.
35 years ago Sweetheart & I above this lake
couldn't believe our eyes or our good luck.
The "bear lake".