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Emerald Lake

South Klondike Highway, Whitehorse, Yukon YT Y0B, Canada
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“sunny day” (15 reviews)
South Klondike Highway, Whitehorse, Yukon YT Y0B, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Lake is an "OMG" breathtaking view. We were there on a nice sunny blue sky day and it was almost Unreal. Lots of signature pictures of our trip. We probably spent about half an hour there enjoying the lake view.

Thank Rose P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorgeous emerald lake - the color is due to the silt deposits. We were lucky to be there on a bright still day!

Thank Lil2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

The colours are amazing...lots of shades of greens. A great picture location just across the highway.

Thank orilliaguyz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Emerald lake is a must see any time you come to the Yukon. It is a stunning site and the water never disappoints! The unique nature of it's creation is well worth visiting and you can expect clear, glassy gorgeous blue and green waters!

Thank MMCowell
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great view. Nice spot to take a break and pose for some pictures. Not too far of a drive and you will be around some other areas of interest to stop by and pose in pictures for. You can always go for beautiful paddleboard or...More

Thank Dan V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here on the way to Skagway. Definitely a good photo opportunity with the mountains in the background. They have a viewing area where you can park to take pictures.

Thank Northern_Hiker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lake has the most amazing green colours. Lots of different shades. Great for taking pictures of.

Thank 101Katie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the bus from Fraser to Whitehorse, our bus stopped for a photo opportunity here. 8 of us were also geocaching, and the stop allowed us to get our needed answers for the earthcache here. The lake is highlighted with emerald greens around the shoreline....More

Thank garywing
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went by this lake to and from Carcross and Whitehorse. Beautiful lake and we did have a nice photo opportunity. It really is emerald!

Thank toadsoup
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having seen photos of this lake on the internet I was thrilled when I saw there was a cruise ship excursion that stopped here. It was amazing - the colours were breathtaking and it was so tranquil and quiet, There were a couple of windsurfers...More

Thank harveyswalsall_UK
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27 June 2017|
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Response from Harley K | Reviewed this property |
Usually the lake just about frozen in November, but i wouldn't suggest trying to walk on it. And the Northern Lights are best known to come out in December when Whitehorse holds its annual fireworks show! I can't remeber the... More
Kathryn R
23 March 2016|
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Response from SandraStL | Reviewed this property |
Yes, December could be a good month, it always depends if it's clear or not. The best thing is to check the activity. I live in the Yukon and I saw beautiful northern light lights, as well as in NWT and even southern parts... More
1 August 2015|
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Response from shelley k | Reviewed this property |
If you stop at the lookout on the highway, you can pretty much see from that height, all the trails around the lake. Also just across the road is Spirit Lake , which have beautiful recreation trails as well. Don't forget to... More