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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
+1 250-343-6783
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful lake & Mountain View. There are cabins to rent there too but I have not stayed there. The color & clarity of the lake is so pretty. Several people were jumping into the cold glacier water & having fun. There are also canoes to...More

Thank Liltrave
Reviewed yesterday

We got here one morning and it was already quite crowded and parking was a mess. Most people hang near the front part of the lake by the parking lot, restrooms, and boat rentals so my husband and I headed off on the trail that...More

Thank 860SusanB860
Reviewed yesterday

We came here after visiting the Takakkaw Falls,only about 30 minutes or so away. Actually preferred this lake to Lake Louise, no crowds, easy parking and just as beautiful. The day was sunny so we really got to see the emerald color of the water....More

Thank Brendan R
Reviewed yesterday

Another breath-taking view in the Canadian Rockies. The lake is very pretty. There are too many tourists, but, I imagine, if you came by around 6 in the evening, the mobs would be gone and you could enjoy the special aesthetic of the place while...More

Thank Karen C
Reviewed yesterday

We rented a canoe at 09:00 - hour minimum - and then walked right around the lake. Just wonderful if you manage it before the crowds arrive, and boy do they arrive in droves.

Thank GregCollins
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Such an amazing view. Could not help but marvel at the crystal clear waters and view. Such a beautiful setting!

Thank mamaandtheboys
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was so much more crowded than I remember it being 15 years ago. The parking lot was so full the cars were parked almost a mile back, so get her early or late if you can! We canoed on this lake- it was $70,...More

Thank Sally B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Because of the massive wildfires in BC our ‘pristine view’ of this lake was a bit compromised but it is still beautiful. Several trails start here. We took the Hamilton Falls 800 meter trail which was an easy to moderate short hike the falls were...More

Thank PamC54
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You may have to walk far if you don’t get there early. You can use a stroller if you take path counter clockwise around the lake, but it’s steep and basically through the cabin resort. The path clockwise isn’t paved far but there is a...More

Thank cmoney2032
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a beautiful quiet lake. We just walked around and enjoyed the quiet serene emerald colored lake. Strikingly beautiful. There are cabins/suites to stay in and looked good from the outside. Some of the suites would have a beautiful view of the lake. Noticed a...More

Thank Donna W
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6 August 2018|
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Response from Donna S | Reviewed this property |
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6 March 2018|
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Response from NCS_AB | Reviewed this property |
You can rent them right there, but I am not sure how much. I had my own canoe. There is some biking around the lake (I think) Be best to call the lodge. They are very helpful there