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Emerald Lake

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

Peaceful lake nestled in the mountains and surrounded by lush, green...

Peaceful lake nestled in the mountains and surrounded by lush, green forest.

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Such serenity

Emerald Lake is one of my favourite lakes in the Rocky Mountains. Just try to get there early in the morning to get to experience this complete serenity.

Reviewed 1 week ago

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped here in November of 2016. Absolutely beautiful. I was not familiar with Emerald Lake and only stopped to view Hamilton Falls. It was an absolutely calm day and the reflection on the lake was stunning.

Thank Ronald G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Emerald Lake is one of my favourite lakes in the Rocky Mountains. Just try to get there early in the morning to get to experience this complete serenity.

Thank UTEL_78
Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Emerald lake is a must see place in the Rocky mountains in British Columbia close to the border with Alberta perhaps more spectacular then the famous Lake Louise. Is about 12 km away from Field BC and 39 km from Lake Louise AB. From the Field touristic information you have to take the Hwy 1 toward Vancouver for about 1.2... More 

Thank oana112
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Generally, people do not go to visit lakes during the winter. In my opinion, the serenity such natural lakes offer in the colder time of the year is no less than summer. I drove to Emerald Lake In November... to experience the calmness of nature and it was beautiful. Emerald Lake is in Yoho National Park, British Columbia, about 3... More 

Thank 702khurramh
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although most people visiting the Rockies have come to see Lake Louise, Emerald Lake is my preferred destination. The setting is equally beautiful, the lake is equally blue, and the trail goes completely around the lake and is easy enough for young families (5 km or 3 miles...allow about an hour for the circuit). There is a small lodge instead... More 

1 Thank Skislikeagirl
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Emerald Lake has a stunning colour as vivid as it's name. A charming and romantic area, would love to have stayed longer. Great for hiking or just wandering along the trails. Canoeing is a favourite activity on the lake. A truly lovely area worth visiting.

Thank sm05060
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

A definite, excellent lake in the mountains, the green water, the canoe experience/a definite. Relax and enjoy, go for a hike around the lake or relax on the shoreline.

Thank Elmer E
Mississauga, Canada
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

It's so unbelievablely beautiful, really a stunning emerald in the world. Only issue was the time you could spend there is not enough. Even seeing the pictures is an amazing enjoyment. Please have a look at some photos if you have not been there.

Thank MarcLiu1950
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

Emerald Lake was just as it looks in the magazines. The Lake is in the YOHO national park which is about 1/2 hour drive from Lake Louise. It really is worth the drive. Spend the afternoon, there are a lot of activities to keep you busy for the whole afternoon. You can hire a canoe, o some fishing or even... More 

1 Thank JessMTATravel
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

A beautiful lake with beautiful colors everywhere. It's a place to spend a night if you can, there are some cabins you can rent, and a parking lot.

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