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Peaceful lake nestled in the mountains and surrounded by lush, green forest.
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Emerald Lake Road, Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
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The weather wasn’t perfect when we visited, but could still see the wonderful emerald color. We walked around the lake and had a little picnic. Plenty of chairs to sit down and relax. There’s a bit of a photo crowd near the parking lot, but...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank AnnapurnaX
Reviewed 4 days ago

Even on a cloudy day, the green-blue Emerald Lake was very pretty. Walking the perimeter on the shoreline gave many different views.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Patty J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here on our day tour. We were very far away from the water, but where we stood it was gorgeous and frankly it was easy to see that this place was magical. I hope that everyone gets a chance to spend time at...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 279ericai
Reviewed 1 week ago

Emerald Lake is beautiful and a must see in Yoho National Park. The hike is an easy one around the lake and there is no need to rush. Take your time, bring a picnic, read a book. You'll thank me when your soul is refreshed...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jake H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lake was great and peaceful. Hotel was egregiously overpriced. We were unable to check in until an hour after check in. One restaurant at rhe lake and very subpar and expensive as well. The cabin we had had the view if the lake blocked by...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Kate1234567898765432
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an absolutely beautiful spot to take a walk or take a picture. There is a cafe, but beware, they are slow. The day we went they ran out of coffee after we spent 10 minutes on line.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank GmaSandra
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

been to lake louise and lake moraine, this was as beautiful if not more, but doesn't get as much love as the other two. Very nice blue lake, with a walking path around it. was great.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Mark G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pictures don't do justice to the beauty of this place. Great walking path around the lake. Nice little gift shop, you can rent canoes, and eat at the cafe or grab a coffee. More tranquil than Lake Louise and Moraine Lake.

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Rachcardoza-12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even in the rain and cold, very busy area. Lots of people, lots of cars. Recommend going early to beat the crowds.

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank krg999
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How can I describe the beauty of this lake? This is a must not only in Canadian Rockies but also in Canada. Walking around & canoeing across the lake will make your trip more memorable.

Date of experience: August 2019
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526donnab526
2 October 2019|
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Response from Dennis C | Reviewed this property |
Calgary, Alberta, is closest to Banff, Jasper, and Yoho national parks
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Response from Paula K | Reviewed this property |
Hello we went May 24th it was not frozen not even close. Beautiful however!
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Response from Eldon-Vancouver | Reviewed this property |
The drive to Emerald Lake is pretty good, but the parking gets filled up quickly so you need to get there early. We were there around 8am and by the time we finished hiking around 2pm, the parking lot was a zoo with cars and... More
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