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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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Bennett Train Journey on the White Pass Rail
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Canoeing, Hiking, Horseback riding, Snow-shoeing, Cross-country skiing
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Owner description: Peaceful lake nestled in the mountains and surrounded by lush, green forest.
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Dallas, Texas, USA
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

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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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

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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89 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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295 helpful votes 295 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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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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139 reviews 139 reviews
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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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Unfortunately TA does not allow you to italicise words but if we could, you would understand us putting the word 'the' in our title in italics. Emerald Lake - just north of Field - is a beautiful, unspoilt lake - far away from the madding crowds of Louise and Moraine. Walk round it, kayak on it - we did both... More

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Magog, Canada
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227 attraction reviews
284 helpful votes 284 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The clouds were clearing up in early afternoon when we arrived. The lake was quiet and flat like a mirror, resulting in great photos. We took the hiking trail around the lake. Only the part on the "left" of the lake is interesting. It is paved and near the shore, allowing for great photos. The "right" side is in the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

personaly felt this was the most picturesque and tranquil lake in the region. There's a lovely 4km walk around the lake, very peaceful. I found it wasn't as busy with bus trips like lake Louise and peyto lake. Will be returning and staying at the hotel on site.

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