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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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Ann Arbor, MI
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146 reviews 146 reviews
65 attraction reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We combined an afternoon at Emerald Lake with a morning at Takakkaw Falls. It made a full day of hiking and natural beauty in Yoho National Park. There is so much to like about Emerald Lake! First of all, it has smaller crowds than its more famous neighbors located in Banff (Louise and Moraine). Second, it has a great trail... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
45 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

This lake is gorgeous! I recommend taking a walk part way around the lake. This will help avoid some of the heavy crowds, plus you'll get spectacular views of the lake, mountains, trees, and houses.

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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We stayed at Emerald Lake Lodge 3 nights. The Lake is less touristy as Lake Louise...more secluded. The 4.6 km hike around the lake was a fun walk. Even though it started raining on us, we loved it. We were blessed by seeing a double rainbow at the end of our hike! Memorable trek!

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Edmonton, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We stopped here at the advice at the clerk at our hotel. Wow. It was gorgeous. The motorcycle ride was very scenic and curvy and then you arrive at this amazing little Emerald lake with the clouds and mountains perfectly reflected in the water. There's a nice hiking trail right around the lake (which is very walk-able) and a restaurant... More

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Calgary, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Its refreshing to visit the lake because of its natural beauty. One can enjoy boating and kayaking to experience more of what the lake can offer. Although people from the store are not that friendly. They didnt give receipt and do not even smile. Dont want to go back to the store but if i want to have a boat... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Emerald Lake is not to be missed! A walk around the lake takes about an hour and a half. You will not regret seeing one of the world's most impressive sights!

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Vancouver
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169 reviews 169 reviews
85 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Lake Louise is very pretty , but Emerald Lake is much more enjoyable in the fact that it isn't very crowded . You actually have elbow room and can take pictures without having a bunch of strangers in your pictures . They have pretty hanging baskets full of flowers as you cross the bridge from the parking lot . The... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I have never seen water this colour, it was amazing. The hike around the lake is easy and some amazing scenery. Some brave souls jumped in the lake and said it was great! Canoes for rent and a nice restaraunt to have a glass of wine. Best stop on our trip by far!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The water is really an emerald shade of green. Often the mist doesn't burn off until late morning and then that beautiful green hits you along with the pine green of the trees and the blue sky. The sound of the loons are magical.

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Barrie, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Truly a beautiful place. Less touristy than Lake Loiuse. Lots of trails to hike and places to have a picnic

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