Peyto Lake. Courtesy // Annegret Kammer

Where in the world?: Peyto Lake

By Meaghan Archer

In the latest edition of AMA Insider, we decided to put your globe-trotting skills to the test with our debut of Where In The World. Did you figure out the truth behind the wolf-shaped lake on our back cover? If you guessed Peyto Lake in Alberta, give yourself a pat on the back. You nailed it!

Peyto Lake is located near Banff, in the Canadian Rockies. A beautiful place to visit year-round, there is something for everyone—whether you’re an avid hiker, skier, or want a restful weekend away.

The Parks Canada Discovery Pass is a perfect place to start, especially since AMA members save on annual passes. The passes allow you access to all national parks across Alberta, including Banff National Park, Kootenay National Park, Jasper National Park and Waterton Lakes National Park.

For our winter enthusiasts, there is a plethora of activities to keep you busy, from skiing and ice climbing to hot springs and sightseeing.

In the summer, kick it up a notch by renting an e-bike and touring around town or heading out on the trails. Bike tours are available, but visitors are also welcome to view the sights on their own.

Prefer to stay in town? Check out the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies and learn all about the area’s natural history, culture and heritage. Make sure to flash your AMA membership to save 10 percent on admission.

Fancy a relaxing dip? No matter if it’s winter or summer, the Canadian Rockies Hot Springs are always a good idea for a bit of R&R. Enjoy a soak in these thermal waters, while taking in the breathtaking mountainous views that surround the pools. Members save 15 percent on regular admission at all Jasper, Kootenay and Banff National Parks locations.

Need somewhere to stay? AMA has you covered with deals for members at top-notch hotels and resorts, including Bow View Lodge, Banff Caribou Lodge and Spa, Banff Park Lodge, and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts.

Let our expert Travel counsellors assist you in booking or go online for exclusive offers.