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Emerald Lake

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

Our visit to Emerald Lake was one of the most memorable parts of our RV trip around Banff, Yoho and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mansfield, United Kingdom
Fantastic and Relaxing Lake Experience

Just a great experience especially with the right sunlight changing the colors of the lake. Our... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Peaceful lake nestled in the mountains and surrounded by lush, green forest.
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  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Emerald Lake Road, Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-343-6783

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Ken M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank GSD250
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Tigerman777
Reviewed 17 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

Thank Ming G
Reviewed 17 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 15 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
Reviewed 12 October 2017

This is my second time visiting this lake and while the water is a stunning emerald colour it is totally dependent on the amount of sunshine there is. This time it was overcast and the lake did not have its vibrancy, but still beautiful none...More

Thank Frank M
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Emerald Lake is truly beautiful and well worth the trip. The walk along the lake is easy for the most part and the view from the bridge at the far end is spectacular. If you are a little unsteady on your feet, the path from...More

Thank Jennifer F
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