Peyto peak was named in 1896 by W.D. Wilcox for Ebenezer William "Bill" Peyto, an early outfitter, trail guide and trapper in the Banff and Lake Louise areas. The first ascent of the peak was in 1933 by famed mountaineer Conrad Kain and party.
* Map of Bow Lake and Saskatchewan Crossing, Gem Trek Publishing, 1995, ISBN 1-895526-10-8
* Chic Scott, Summits and Icefields, Rocky Mountain Books, 1994, ISBN 0-921102-34-8