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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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Another Lovely Lake!

In Yoho with not too many people, park and walk a few yards to the lake. We did not hike around it but spent some time on the dock by the restaurant. Worth your time.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Winchester, Virginia

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

In Yoho with not too many people, park and walk a few yards to the lake. We did not hike around it but spent some time on the dock by the restaurant. Worth your time.

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Another brief stop off on our travels through Canada. The beautiful views and scenery just keeps coming. It is so worth a look at this place. Absolutely stunning. Not sure how many time in one trip you can say WOW.

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Forster, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

My husband was just saying," Not another Lake " as we were finding a parking place at Emerald Lake. He soon changed his mind when we saw the most beautiful lake to date. So pretty and so worth the drive for a look.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful lake---I mean you just need to look at one picture and see how beautiful. You could sit and stare at it all day. Too bad you cannot swim in it since it would be too cold. Otherwise, it is just beautiful. Great stop in the Yukon!

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MELBOURNE
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Can't add much more than others have posted. Beautiful lake in beautiful canada. We walked around the lake. If you go clockwise then seat about half way is nowhere near halfway and the other "half" was very wet and muddy under foot.

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Texas, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

After a fun, but busy day of sightseeing in Banff National Park, we made our way to Yoho National Park and Emerald Lake. The water was strikingly beautiful, both in color and clarity. We visited Lake Louise earlier and fought for a spot to even take a picture of the lake, and while I've heard Emerald Lake can also get... More 

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

A crystal clear lake in Yoho National Park, BC surrounded by the Rocky Mountains and the scars of destruction caused by avalanches reminding all that nature is both tranquil and beautiful but has the power to be destructive. The lake is surrounded by paths and trails and is suitable for hiking and kayaking/canoeing. I have omitted the section on length... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

When you get to Emerald Lake you will see a very nice bridge crammed with tourists. Run the other way. Seriously. Take the path to the left before you get to the bridge and walk around the lake. You will quickly leave behind the bus loads of tourists who plague this place and probably quite enjoy the place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I was hoping to get to Emerald Lake to get some decent photographs in the morning light but I arrived early afternoon. The lake wasn't overly crowded even though it was midday. The water color was amazing. I would definitely put this lake on your must see list. It's an easy, non-strenuous walk around the lake.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We went to Emerald Lake. Really beautiful!! There are so, so many things to see! We did not have time to walk around the lake. Give it some thought! They have a lodge...very spacious!

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Address: Emerald Lake Road, Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: 250-343-6783
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Yoho National Park

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