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Emerald Lake

Emerald Lake Road, Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
250-343-6783
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Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Canoeing, Hiking, Horseback riding, Snow-shoeing, Cross-country skiing
Description: Peaceful lake nestled in the mountains and surrounded by lush, green forest.
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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Once i researched online and saw photos, i knew I had to visit this Lake. I was not disappointed. Park and you can take a easy hike around the lake as many people were doing. Definitely walk halfway to take some really gorgeous photos. I recommend you go visit the lake as early as you can, between 8 to 9am.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

We visited Emerald Lake in May as we were staying at the lodge. Really glad we did as Moraine Lake and Lake Louise were both still frozen over and were therefore very disappointing. Luckily Emerald Lake had completely thawed and the views were breathtaking. Sparkling green water and mirror like reflections of the snow-tipped mountains. The walk around the lake... More

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

My husband and I spent a week driving through the Rockies first week in June on our way to Lake Louise. We detoured to Emerald Lake and were so glad we did: beautiful, turquoise green lake with snow covered mountains in the background - just like we thought Lake Louise was going to look like. Well, when we got to... More

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15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Very beautiful lake and the trail around the lake is doable for just about anyone. It was a bit muddy in sections, but not impassable and affords great views of the mountains around the lake. This is a great hike/walk for anyone looking for an easy trail. We typically prefer more challenging trails, but loved the scenery so much around... More

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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I did think of giving this place a poor review to keep people away, then it would be quiet for our next visit, but no! This lake was the pick of the crop during our visit to Canada. The setting is stunning, the lake is stunning, the wildlife and flora are stunning. You can walk around the lake in a... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This is a beautiful & peaceful lake in Yoho national park. It was still covered with ice when we visited in May. The setting, with the surrounding mountains is lovely, if not quite as majestic as Lake Louise. For anyone interested in Paleontology this is where the challenging path starts up to the world famous Burgess shale quarry. We were... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

It was drizzling when we arrived at Emerald Lake but it still afforded a pretty fanatistic view of this marvellous lake with its turquoise water color. It must be even more inviting if one comes during a clear sunny day. I think the best way to appreciate the lake would be to get away from the crowd, rent a canoe... More

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Sachse, Texas
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The lake was wonderful and beautiful. The water was light green. The lake was half frozen. It is a must visit if you are in the area.

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california
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Hiked around Emerald Lake in early June. Snow was patchy for most of second part of hike but could be completed with care. Deep rich green color of lake is amazing. Facilities, food and staff at the lodge were welcoming and friendly. Easily accessible from nearby Field and Lake Louise.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Came across Emerald lake on route from Banff to Kelowna by mistake however as the name suggests the lake is indeed emerald in colour and the scenery amazing. We decided to hire a canoe for an hour at $37 which was not bad at all. Got helped into the canoe and made our way into the middle of the lake... More

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