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Emerald Lake

Emerald Lake Road, Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-343-6783
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Beautiful lake

One of the most beautiful lakes in Western Canada. The colors are changing all day long. There are... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Blu2014
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Paris, France
Pretty to see even during the winter

Visited Emerald Lake during the winter. It is just as magnificent during winter as summer.There are... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2018
Peter R
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Calgary
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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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“rent a canoe” (30 reviews)
“gift shop” (19 reviews)
“green water” (8 reviews)
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Emerald Lake Road, Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the most beautiful lakes in Western Canada. The colors are changing all day long. There are treks to do all around the lake and above in the mountains. It allows to get a different perspective on the lake

1  Thank Blu2014
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

Visited Emerald Lake during the winter. It is just as magnificent during winter as summer.There are various trails around the lake that offer different views of the lake (*** Watch for the Avalanche areas**) ; it is an easy hike on flat ground. The site...More

Thank Peter R
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Emerald Lake is breathtaking and without the crowds of Lake Louise! Go early and be sure to do the easy hike around the lake. Canoes are also available.

1  Thank Sherry J
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

I stopped here with a tour group for a few hours. The lake is absolutely gorgeous! There is a beautiful lodge, and as place to rent boats. There are trails around the lake and a pretty river near the lake. I would stay at the...More

Thank travelbug281
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Only visited for a relatively brief time on a coach tour from Banff, but it was a stunning location. Wish we'd been able to walk further along the lakeshore trail or possibly hire a kayak and get out on the water, but the limited time...More

Thank adr82
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

For pure beauty this might be the most idyllically beautiful lake I have ever seen. The trail around it is an easy stroll. When we got to the far side we could not resist taking the plunge!

Thank Terence M
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Reviewed 5 December 2017 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

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

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
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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

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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
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browniemcg
10 February 2018|
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Response from Chuck2010 | Reviewed this property |
Try to arrive early ... you may have to wait in line
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