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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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Such Tranquility

Had been here 31 years ago. This place hasn't changed in its serenity and peacefulness. Truly a natural wonder; so nice to just sit on the beach and chill while looking out at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
LuvdaRockies
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Ottawa, Canada

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Ottawa, Canada
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176 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had been here 31 years ago. This place hasn't changed in its serenity and peacefulness. Truly a natural wonder; so nice to just sit on the beach and chill while looking out at he amazing color of this tranquil lake. A trail around the lake is available for a quite stroll. The lodge offers meals and rooms to rent. Enjoyed... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent one of my favorite mornings canoeing on this lake. We got up early and were the only ones on the lake. It's the kind of place where it's hard to take a bad picture.

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Lennox Head, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This lake is so worth the busy tourist trap. If you can find a space that is not crammed with tourists capitalise on it!!! If you can get there early (before 8am) you will have the whole place to yourself!

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

Very impressive lake, you have an opportunity to walk around the whole lake and have different views of this beauty. Definitely worth to spend a couple of hours here.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Emerald Lake Lodge for 2 nights. Upon arrival, we rented a canoe for an hour or so and I tell ya, the best way to see the lake and to escape the swarms of tourists is to get out onto the lake. Paddle out a bit and escape the non-floating tourists. It's a gorgeous 360. And,... More 

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New York City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Like most lakes in the area the color is really nice. There is the ability to hike around the lake, canoe in the lake, or have a snack by the lake.

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Chesham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Lake is much better than Lake Louise and gets a fraction of the visitors. The Lake and surrounding areas are clean and well looked after. There are gorgeous views from the shore but as you go higher up, the colour of the lake really starts to stand out.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a beautiful Lake set amidst the mountains - like so much of Yoho. If you walk up the incline into the hotel area, you get a better view of the color of the lake. It's emerald just like the name. Very much worth the stop.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We got there after some showers, but even when it's damp the Emerald lake is an amazing sight. The colours are fantastic, and the tranquillity and scenery are just breathtaking. There are canoes for hire, which would be appealing on a bright day in the summer. This and other lakes at Yoho National Park create the perfect picture postcard image... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

the views are great but there is really only two things to see. no long trails or ways of improving the experience, once you have seen the lake or nearby falls you can go home.

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