It's worth the stop to take in the beautiful views Emerald Lake has to offer. You can also hike nearby.
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This lake is sooo beautiful I would definitely recommend going to this one as well as Lake Louise and Moraine! Go to the beach at the side and you get a beautiful view of the two mountains, that reflect on the water. There is a...More
Emerald Lake is located off of the TransCanada highway east of Banff. There is accommodation and food available, all designed to fit in with the beauty of the surroundings. It was a short visit, but next time we would want to rent a canoe to...More
We do not know about this lake before arriving Banff. It is less promoted. We saw it is an attraction point on bus tour brochure, and we then find nice photos from Google. Then, we decided to detour a short drive ( 1/2 hr to...More
This is worth the extra drive down the Parkway from Lake Louise as it is less busy and you get a similar experience - just fewer crowds. The colour of the lake is magical and I'd recommend hiring a two person canoe to paddle out...More
Must see. The sight is spectacular. It's just next to Fairmont Hotel. Spend some time walking around the century old hotel too. I don't think it's really worth spending a night at the hotel however since the view is only good in the daytime. One...More
We love Emerald Lake, but we're a little biased because we got married here 5 years ago. The lake changes colour depending on the weather, lighting and time of day. Really neat to take the easy stroll around the lake and see if from different...More
The lake was so tranquil with amazing colours which changes with sunlight. The snow peaks around gives perfect reflections. It took my wife and I about one hour and a half to walk around it. The road was still quite muddy on the side that...More
Made the trip to Emerald Lake and found it to be frozen in early May. Had a quick look around but couldn't really find anything to do.