The hike that starts at Peyto Lake and goes out to Caldron Lake in Banff National Park is indeed one of the finest hikes I have been on. My friend Dave and I have continued our hikes that involve getting an up close and personal view of the Wapta Icefield and this hike really showed off what the Wapta has to offer along with the amazing and expansive scenery of the Peyto Lake area.  We had a beautiful September day and we both agreed that this is a very special area within the Icefields Parkway area and really one of the most special spots in all of the Canadian Rockies.  We both already plan on heading back sometime to explore more of the area beyond Caldron Lake.  We've had an amazing time hiking to the southern end of the Wapta in Yoho National Park, the Bow Lake area, and now towards the Northern end of the beautiful and stunning Wapta Icefield.  A great summer of hiking indeed!

If you are planning on doing this hike please note that Parks Canada will be working on the area around Peyto Lake and trail access will be closed until summer of 2021 and the hike to Caldron Lake does require that you do up to a waist high creek crossing depending on time of year and where you decide to cross the creek coming from Peyto Glacier.  There is a lot of information online about this and it would be a very good idea to do some research about the technicality of this area before heading out there.  Happy Hiking!


Hello my name is Kirstie and I am a wedding photographer who specializes in photographing weddings & elopements in Banff, Canmore, Lake Louise & Emerald Lake. I’ve been photographing mountain weddings since 2004 and feel very lucky to call this place home. I live in Canmore with my husband Kevin and our 2 rescue dogs Leroy & Mabel.