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Peaceful lake nestled in the mountains and surrounded by lush, green forest.
Emerald Lake Road, Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have seen many lakes in many different countries, but Emerald Lake in Yoho National Parks tops my list. We have been going here for the last couple of years in the summer time and I can't get over the beauty every time I see...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank AnnInBC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The pictures of Lake Louise draw the tourists to this area of Canada, but Emerald Lake is the most beautiful - AND much quieter!!

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Howard J
Reviewed December 28, 2018

We were travelling across Canada and this was one of the stops we wanted to make. Emerald Lake did not disappoint. The weather was picture perfect, and since we were on a photography trip, we took advantage of the day. Pictures do not do justice...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Carol C
Reviewed November 23, 2018

The emerald colour of the water gives this lake an appropriate name. There are walking tracks along the lake to admire the scenic views. We were lucky to have sunny but cool weather during our visit. Perfect for walking.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PlanetOz
Reviewed November 18, 2018

You will be amazed by the beautiful emerald green color of the lake. If you have time take a walk around the lake or take a canoe out for a paddle. There is a lodge at the lake if you want to stay overnight or...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Raroboy
Reviewed November 6, 2018

An absolutely beautiful day can be spent by walking/hiking (BC term) around the lake. Stunning views, great paths and you’ve never seen such breath taking beauty before. Good for all ages.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Paula K
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We did enjoy some hiking around the lake which was great to get different views with different lighting on the water and surrounding mountain peeks. Be sure to arrive early to get a parking spot, as they are at a premium to find. Along with...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank froglag
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

We hiked Emerald Lake on our last day of our trip and this was in Yoho National Park. The hike was 5 miles long. I never thought I'd make that type of hike, seeing I'd never hiked until that week, husband and are are 64...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dkopecky2018
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

On our way to an Alaskan Cruise we took a tour to Emerald Lake. This is no a doubt a must see. Hard to walk away from,just amazing!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Paula K
Reviewed November 1, 2018

We are not hikers so we just walked over to the lake. The lake is pretty and is surrounded by a forest of Engelmann spruce and high peaks. These were beautifully reflected in the gorgeous green hue of the lake. There are hiking trails and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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January 15, 2019|
Response from 688murraya | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but my Emerald Lake review is for the Yukon whereas Yoho national Park is down in the Kootneys. 😎
Sabrina C
January 8, 2019|
Response from froglag | Reviewed this property |
No just show up when you want. Beautiful area. You will certainly enjoy.
August 6, 2018|
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Response from ATSenior | Reviewed this property |
No, Canada