The Peyto Lake and Bow Summit areas along the Icefields Parkway are now closed and will remain closed for the remainder of the year so crews can make needed improvements.

The closure includes parking lots, restrooms, trails and viewpoints.

Popular since the Icefields Parkway opened in 1941, the area draws some 300,000 visitors each year from across Canada and around the world.

Visitors are encouraged to use alternative areas, including:

  • Herbert Lake Day Use Area
  • Bow Lake Day Use Area
  • Mistaya Canyon Trail
  • Howse Pass Day Use Area
  • Parker Ridge Trail
  • Athabasca Falls Day Use Area

For updates on the closure visit Banff National Park - Construction projects