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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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This lake is beautiful!!!! You have to see the lake to believe how pretty the color is. We walked around the lake which is about 3-3.5 miles easy walking. We also did the Emerald... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Hanover, Maryland

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Hanover, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This lake is beautiful!!!! You have to see the lake to believe how pretty the color is. We walked around the lake which is about 3-3.5 miles easy walking. We also did the Emerald basin trail which was ok. Steep climb through lots of forrest with little views. The last half mile of this trail was pretty as it opened... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

One of the most iconic lakes in Yoho National Park is Emerald Lake, whose color comes from rock flour (bits of rock ground up by a glacier). Rent a canoe. Enjoy the cafe. Stay overnight in the lodge. Hike the trails. There is much to do here, but if you can only make a quick stop, as we did, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Even in the rain, the Emerald Lake is beautiful! Just near the parking area you walk over a small bridge and a chalet restaurant awaits you - high ceilings, log fires and some of the best food we've had for lunch in the Yoho National Park.

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Melbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The colour of the water here is breathtaking, you have to see it to believe it. This is a beautiful spot that has accomodation and canoes for hire and a cafe to sit quietly and drink in the views. It's a 'wow' place! Just loved it.

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Tupelo, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Pretty lake. Interesting color. Not sure why lake side of the bridge across is reserved for vehicles (there's not many). So people are on the wrong side for taking pictures of the lake. Weird decision Parks Canada!

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Enfield, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We agree with other reviewers that this place in many ways is superior to the iconic Lake Louise and Moraine Lake, although all are must-see destinations. Emerald Lake has a special ambience due to the majestic mountain setting, the beautiful color of the lake (especially on a calm day) and the beautiful rustic lodge adjacent to it. I would loved... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Nice casual walk around lake. A wee drive from lake lousie however less than 1/4 of the tourists. Maybe a good alternative for canoeing somewhere more secluded as it doesn't seem that relaxing canoeing with loads of tourists around at lake lousie.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This water is truly remarkable. This water is even prettier than Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. I wish we had more time to spend there. It would be so fun to rent a canoe. The gift shop was okay. I would have loved to do some hiking here if we had time.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Lake water is truly of emerald color. very calm and serene. Only issue is a lodge which is so close to the lake, service vehicles and commercial activities hamper the enjoyment .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Our travel group intended on traveling to Lake Morraine for canoeing, however due to the weather it was closed. We decided to "wing it" and drive around to explore the scenic terrain. Luckily, we stumbled upon Emerald Lake. This was one of the most beautiful places I have EVER seen. The water is a milky-blue, and it is quiet and... More 

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