Peyto Glacier is situated in the Canadian Rockies in Banff National Park
, approximately 90 km (56 mi) northwest of the town of Banff
, and can be accessed from the Icefields Parkway. Peyto Glacier is an outflow glacier from the Wapta Icefield, which rests along the Continental divide. The glacier snout is subject to high melt rates from season to season and there is marked surface lowering on several parts of the glacier. Glacial silt, which is carried from the glacier by streams, ensures a turquoise appearance to Peyto Lake
, a popular tourist destination. Peyto Glacier provides the most direct access to Peyto Hut, a base of both summer and winter mountaineering.