Stunning and isolated, Emerald Lake was one of our very favorite stops. Located in Yoho National Park it was a quick 30 minute drive on Hwy 93 and worth every minute to see the beautiful color and setting. Canoe rentals, hiking paths and even a luxury lodge and restaurant .... On the way, stop at the Natural Bridge to see the river carved rock bridge. Then on your way back from the lake take the exit to see Takakkaw Falls, a huge, thundering waterfall. Follow the path from the parking lot for a closer view. All of this can be seen in two to three hours but will be remembered forever - bring your camera!