Columbia Icefields, Bow Summit and Peyto Lake

The day begin taking the bus tour to The Athabasca Glacier. It is one of the six principal ‘toes’ of the Columbia Icefield, located in the Canadian Rockies. The glacier currently is receding at a rate of about 5 metres per year and has lost over half of its volume in the past 125 years. At 6,791 feet, Bow Summit is the highest drivable pass in the national parks of the Canadian Rockies. The summit’s lookout and the one for beautiful, turquoise Peyto Lake— you never seen a shade of blue this exquisite. It’s a 15-minute walk on a paved pathway to the Peyto Lake Lookout.