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Emerald Lake

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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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My favorite lake of all of yoho, banff and jasper.

This was my favorite lake of all in the area, but I do have to say that it was sunny that day and the other lake visits were overcast so that might play in to it. I thought it had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was my favorite lake of all in the area, but I do have to say that it was sunny that day and the other lake visits were overcast so that might play in to it. I thought it had the most beautiful color and surroundings and had great access and views. We purchased a canoe $30 canadian for a... More 

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Leicester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely picturesque lake but having seen Peyto (you'll know what I mean if you've seen Peyto!) it did play second fiddle to it. I did however love that you could walk around this little beauty and the flora and fauna were very pretty.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely a contender for Lake Louise in Banff! Like all popular attractions in the National Park system, get there early..before the minions and tour buses! Nice walking trails around the lake, with amazing photo ops!

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our March visit revealed a beautiful winter wonderland, but we could not tell what lay beneath the snow. We came back in August with Irish visitors and in my mind the beauty of this place far surpasses that of Lake Louise and with a lot less tourists. We will be back in September for our son's wedding and can not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed our stop at Emerald Lake and the trail around the lake. Lots of birds present for the birdwatchers, and the scenery was gorgeous. We were there early in the morning when the crowds were less; it was definitely a lot busier later on when we were leaving, so if you need a quiet experience I'd suggest an early... More 

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Grafton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took the advice of many others and we got here about 830am because we knew it would get crowded. We are so glad we did because we took a hike around the lake that took about 2-3 hours and when we got back around to the parking lot it was packed. Our hike didn't give us any indication of... More 

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Leduc, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Bright blue waters surround a lodge and conference center. They have a small gift shop and some hiking trails around the lake. Park your vehicle and spend a couple hours maybe grab lunch in the patio.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

One of our favourite treats for our guests is taking them canoeing on pristine Emerald Lake. On a perfect summer day there is nothing more breathtaking and tranquil than the experience of being on a canoe/kayak in the middle of the Canadian Rockies. Heavenly!! We have done this several times and never tire of it. Our visitors are spellbound, always.

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Emerald Lake is a hidden gem in Yoho National Park. The area has fewer crowds than Banff/Lake Louise and is worth your short drive. Emerald Lake has a nice scenic trail around most of the lake, offering picture-perfect views of the beautiful lake and towering mountains. Boats can be rented there. The Cilantro Restaurant at the Emerald Lake Lodge is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When you arrive here, it seems that the parking lot is too small and you are not sure whether it is worth battling for a space! Oh it so is! As you walk towards the lake, we took a right on a little bridge and ended up at peaceful pond (hadn't seen the lake yet), this was a nice first... More 

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