Peyto Glacier is located in the Canadian Rockies in Banff National Park, Canada. Due to the exceptionally hot weather, the glacier is presently melting at an unprecedented rate. During the early 1900s, the Peyto Glacier stretched three and a half kilometres farther than it does currently.
Peyto Glacier feeds the North Saskatchewan River and maintains stream flows in the Prairie provinces. With the rapid melting of ice, there is a rising concern about the downstream effects of the decline of this vital water source. This year, rivers and streams in this region have recorded some of the lowest flows ever recorded.