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Address: Emerald Lake Road, Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: 250-343-6783
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Activities: Canoeing, Hiking, Horseback riding, Snow-shoeing, Cross-country skiing
Description: Peaceful lake nestled in the mountains and surrounded by lush, green...
Peaceful lake nestled in the mountains and surrounded by lush, green forest.
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Colourful Views even in Spring

This was a beautiful lake even with ice covering most of it. The waterfall had beautifull colour and the lake had someone scaling up a side cliff without a safety harness. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Wollongong, Australia
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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This was a beautiful lake even with ice covering most of it. The waterfall had beautifull colour and the lake had someone scaling up a side cliff without a safety harness. I imagine in summer this would be spectacualr.

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Tasmania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Emerald Lake was our first stop on a day-trip to Yoho NP from Canmore. We were one of the first cars in the parking lot and had a very enjoyable walk around the lake. The eastern side of the lake has some temperate rainforest with lots of beautiful fungi (Sept). The walk around the lake is very easy. Half way... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

beautiful lake, suggest to rent a canoe in order to explore the distant shores on the other side of the lake. some youngsters braved a dip in the lake (in august), and although it did look inviting for us as well, we were not brave enough.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Worth the drive from banff! We went here late afternoon and did kayak. Definitely the highlight of our trip. The lake is just gorgeous and picturesque. Truly stands up to its name. In the afternoon the water is calm and you can take pictures of the mountains having reflections on the water. Just amazing. I definitely recommend visiting and kayaking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I loved this place and want to go back and stay at the lodge. We only stayed a day and did some hiking. Drove there from Lake Louise and glad we did. The only thing was the crowd. We went in the off season.... we thought... the second week of Sept. The tour buses with crowds of people kinda spoiled... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Great accessible trails, and beautiful view! Paths are cleared somewhat, but in the winter time, you definitely want to wear proper footwear and possibly ice cleats.

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Ridgecrest, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

My husband and I rented a jeep in Skagway and drove up to Emerald Lake. It was a rainy day, but was still a beautiful drive. Our turn around point was Emerald Lake. Unfortunately we didn't have time to hike, but we did enjoy the few minutes we spent there. Even on an overcast day, the lake was just lovely.

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Didsbury, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

great views of mountains , nice trails , history of the old 10 dollar bill , nice little restaurant , good camping close by,

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Another Hidden Gem of Yoho National Park, besides Lake O’ Hara. The glacial lake is truly emerald, surrounded by mountains, glaciers, avalanche slopes and the world-famous Burgess Shale fossil beds. The trail to Emerald Basin is considered moderate, due to some steep sections along the way. For traveler who wants to have a least strenuous hike, the trail that circuit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

My wife and I hiked around the lake last week and it was absolutely stunning. One of the highlights of our week in the Canadian Rockies. So many different parts of the hike but overall not difficult and about 2 hours. Caution that the trail back to the parking lot had 2-3 fallen trees we had to navigate around.

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