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Emerald Lake

Emerald Lake Road, Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-343-6783
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Waterfalls of Yoho National Park
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Peaceful lake nestled in the mountains and surrounded by lush, green forest.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rent a canoe” (30 reviews)
“gift shop” (21 reviews)
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Emerald Lake Road, Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
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+1 250-343-6783
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"rent a canoe"
in 30 reviews
"gift shop"
in 21 reviews
"surrounding mountains"
in 17 reviews
"green water"
in 8 reviews
"canadian rockies"
in 33 reviews
"avoid the crowds"
in 9 reviews
"beautiful spot"
in 11 reviews
"hidden gem"
in 13 reviews
"sunny day"
in 12 reviews
"parking lot"
in 37 reviews
"tour buses"
in 13 reviews
"the loop"
in 9 reviews
"easy hike"
in 12 reviews
"car park"
in 23 reviews
"natural bridge"
in 32 reviews
"short drive"
in 9 reviews
"burgess shale"
in 9 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

This is one of those spots in the world that has just been blessed with natural beauty. From the surrounding mountians to the amazing colours of the water. There are your normal tourist shops here and a carpark that caters to large numbers. But be...More

Thank Axell33
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's the first time in my life to see a lake with this kind of amber color. Too beautiful to describe in words. A place worth paying a visit in your life!

Thank XMYU
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We didn't get here until after 5pm and it was really quiet. The lake is absolutely stunning, much better in my opinion than Lake Louise. The colours of the lake with the mountain back drop were amazing, there is a small cafe there and walks...More

1  Thank popeadventure
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Another beautiful lake in the Canadian Rockies. I hiked around the lake on a rainy day which probably hid much of the scenery. About half of the hike was nice, but the second half was muddy and in the forest without much to see. Fewer...More

Thank Steven C
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed a leisurely stroll around the lake. Had started by turning right do went via the lodge. This had the effect of delaying the time before the best views appeared. But it was a pleasant 90 minute walk. But better signage would enhance the experience,...More

Thank David G
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You need to arrive here before 10:00 to get a parking spot and to avoid the hundreds of tourists who walk 20 yards to take photos! The walk around the lake is beautiful but the hike up to Emerald Basin is absolutely fabulous. The first...More

Thank Dilly4472
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful lake and lovely scenery. We walked around the whole lake, about 6km but an easy walk and lots of opportunities to take lovely photos. Well worth a visit.

Thank Julia W
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Gorgeous spot. Easy little hike around. Wish I knew about this beforehand and stayed at the lodge. Built by railway in early 1900’s. Pretty cool how much of this country the rail shaped. As Ralph Wiggums once’s said: “I choo choo choose you.”

Thank Jotravy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty of free parking. Toilets and wheelchair accessible. The lake was mostly frozen over, parts that had thawed out revealed the nice colours of the water. There is the usual souvenir shop to buy things from. We managed to walk a little way around the...More

1  Thank Found_Lost_Key
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful scenery with the green (emerald) lake. Possibillity to rent canoes. Crowded Place with a lot of Tourist buses. Restaurant does not open until after 12PM

1  Thank Centh L
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savannah2117
March 5, 2018|
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Response from NCS_AB | Reviewed this property |
You can rent them right there, but I am not sure how much. I had my own canoe. There is some biking around the lake (I think) Be best to call the lodge. They are very helpful there
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ewright2013
February 14, 2018|
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Response from Chuck2010 | Reviewed this property |
We visited all 3 lakes but did not rent canoes. All 3 lakes are beautiful. Lake Louise, Moraine, and Emerald lakes (in this order) were the most busy and the most expensive. Expect to pay at least $50+ per person at LL and... More
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