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Emerald Lake

Address: Emerald Lake Road, Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: 250-343-6783
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Canoeing, Hiking, Horseback riding, Snow-shoeing, Cross-country skiing
Owner description: Peaceful lake nestled in the mountains and surrounded by lush, green...
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Canoeing, Hiking, Horseback riding, Snow-shoeing, Cross-country skiing
Owner description: Peaceful lake nestled in the mountains and surrounded by lush, green forest.
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Ridgecrest, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
41 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Dallas, Texas, USA
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8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Vancouver, Canada
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163 reviews 163 reviews
31 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The Emerald Lake is a nice lake. But I found it not so special that it is worth to go there; in particular since the restaurant there is relative expensive and not so great.

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Brisbane, Australia
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Carparking can be an issue so try to get there early to avoid the crowds. The lake itself is beautiful and justifies its name. The food is expensive and nothing to get excited about. If you're going for a walk around the lake go around the side near the carpark as it's close to the water. If you walk around... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland
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55 attraction reviews
298 helpful votes 298 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Like all lakes in Canada, and especially in British Columbia and Alberta, Emerald Lake was gorgeous and lived up to it's name. It was one place where we saw an absolutely placid reflection of the mountains in the lake. You can hire canoes and there is a gift shop which serves a very nice hot chocolate. Cross the bridge and... More 

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Cheshire
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93 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

An absolutely beautiful lake that looke stunning in the sunshine. Not so hot when the clouds cover the sky but it is so peaceful there when you get away from the car park. We were there for a couple of hours and watched as cars and RV's arrived and after half an hour left, having just walked across the bridge... More 

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Cochrane, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

So peaceful there. The lake is so unique with its color. The resort right at the lake looks like it needs a bit more care. Checked prices once and was surprised by the looks of it.

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Vancouver
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41 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Stopped for a couple hours while driving to Calgary and was stunned at the beauty of this lake and surrounding forest and mountains. To think I have driven this route so many times without ever stopping to enjoy this breathtaking beauty! Did a couple of short hikes and spent some time by the lake just admiring the view. Many of... More 

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