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Address: Emerald Lake Road, Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: 250-343-6783
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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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Just beautiful!

The colour of the water has to be seen to be believed! It really is the colour it looks in the pictures, it takes your breath away. Easy to park near the lake.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
NorthernHeatseeker
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297 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The colour of the water has to be seen to be believed! It really is the colour it looks in the pictures, it takes your breath away. Easy to park near the lake.

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51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dropped in for a quick look. Canoeing available but shuts late afternoon. Great scenery and popular day spot for tourists.

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1 Thank AUSGR81
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Wow! The beauty can't be captured by a review. You have to go see for yourself. We had heard so much about lake Louise but ended up skipping it and going here. We had the place all to ourselves! My husband and I stayed in Golden at Home Lodge, if you are lucky enough to be spoiled by this amazing... More 

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1 Thank Aviatrx
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

A beautiful turquoise lake which is a delight to visit. A pretty tourist area which is clean and well maintained.

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1 Thank Chris A
Wiltshire
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41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Stunning scenery , winter wonderland, very special place to see. Stayed just before Christmas.Lake was frozen over and looked fabulous

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1 Thank WiltshireCarole
Texas
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

This is an amazing place to visit. The color of the water is somethingg you have to see to believe. When you get home and show the photos to your friends they will think that you used photoshop to change the color.

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Calgary, Canada
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466 reviews
234 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 351 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Emerald Lake is small enough to go around in less than a couple of hours (5.2km trail). Most of the pathway is very easy even in the winter. The snow was well trampled on the trail. The ground was frozen and so was the lake and it was covered with snow. It was helpful to wear our cleats over the... More 

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3 Thank seetheworld2014
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77 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Emerald Lake and its walking trails are beautiful during anytime of year. The tranquillity and seclusion of the Emerlad Lake Lodge has me wanting to come back and stay there for a few nights. Well worth taking the time to walk and soak in nature, topped off with an adult hot chocolate at the Kicking Horse Lounge. Perfect.

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3 Thank Paul D
Victoria, Canada
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Emerald Lake lives up to it's name! Pictures don't do it justice. There is a nice hike around the lake or rent a canoe and venture out to admire the beauty of the Canadian Rockies. There are lots of places to sit and have a picnic but always be bear aware! They like a picnic basket too! Don't forget your... More 

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3 Thank Nancy F
Aurora, Canada
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

A beautiful lake set in a magnificent setting but seems a little too commercial to us. Easy road in to a resort but seems to lack a naturalness.

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