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Emerald Lake

Emerald Lake Road, Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-343-6783
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Beautiful winter day road trip

Drove from Banff town to see Emerald Lake in all her winter glory! The lake was frozen, the snow... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
Worth it if you can find a parking spot

It can be a challenge to find a parking spot so I'd recommend arriving as early as possible. It... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Perth, Australia
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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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Emerald Lake Road, Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-343-6783

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drove from Banff town to see Emerald Lake in all her winter glory! The lake was frozen, the snow piled high, the crowds minimum! What a wonderful time to visit

Thank SouthernVoiceBiloxi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It can be a challenge to find a parking spot so I'd recommend arriving as early as possible. It was mid-morning before we got there and we were lucky enough to jag a spot when someone pulled out. The sun needs to be out and...More

Thank plspoon
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Our visit to Emerald Lake was one of the most memorable parts of our RV trip around Banff, Yoho and Jasper national parks. When we arrived early in the morning, it was quiet and peaceful with very few people around. We took a walk over...More

2  Thank Turkish_12
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Just a great experience especially with the right sunlight changing the colors of the lake. Our visit was effected to some degree by wild fire smoke as well as a small fire near the lake. Recommend a walk around the lake as well as a...More

1  Thank Chuck2010
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Once you get away from the car park (typically full of selfie seekers) the walk around the lake is peaceful and the views exceptional. There was snow on the ground when we were there which added to the magic. The reflections of the mountains in...More

1  Thank Ken M
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We visited when the lake walk was icy and slippery. We normally walk anti-clockwise as the first part is along boardwalks, narrow in places, uneven paths and some downed trees. The end part of the walk is relatively even and lot more navigable. Tantalising views...More

1  Thank GSD250
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Just driving to Emerald Lake is beautiful. Gorgeous mountains to enjoy. When getting to the parking lot even on a rainy day, it's quite busy. Once you get to the Lake, it truly is elegant😀. The deep Emerald color (hence the name, right? Hehe) is...More

2  Thank Tigerman777
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Emerald Lake is a very nice area. The water of the lake is gorgeous and changes constantly due to angle of viewing and sunlight changes. So try to avoid going there when weather is bad. The lake-circling trail is nice. Would recommend going to the...More

1  Thank Ming G
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Hidden gem in Yoho National Park. Walking around the lake took us less than two hours. The trail is flat so it was relaxing to simply enjoy the natural surroundings. Finding a parking spot can seem challenging at first... but well worth adding to your...More

Thank Jetsetter-mtl
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We stayed at Emerald Lake Lodge for one night. The staff on the shuttle bus was very friendly and the fireplace in the room is a beautiful addition. However, there was a MOUSE in our room!!! I could hear it through the night but when...More

Thank Ayesha S
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