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Emerald Lake

Emerald Lake Road, Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-343-6783
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Peaceful lake nestled in the mountains and surrounded by lush, green forest.
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  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Emerald Lake Road, Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-343-6783

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's worth the stop to take in the beautiful views Emerald Lake has to offer. You can also hike nearby.

Thank Adhara H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

2  Thank Maddi22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

2  Thank ZipoDoug
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank sk1travel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank SHJF
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Zac C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

1  Thank Karman T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We rented a canoe for an hour and had enough time to paddle to the end of the lake and back. Beautiful photo ops. We then proceeded to walk around the whole lake. It's a very easy walk that takes around 2 hours for the...More

1  Thank Doug W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

1  Thank Doudou T
Reviewed 9 May 2017

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.

5  Thank Victor K
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Kat P
Is there camping spot available, and what are their rates per night?
19 June 2017|
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Response from DoinThangs | Reviewed this property |
At least I'm assuming, cause in my experience it's not hard to find campgrounds while road tripping in bc
any rest area with good washroom?
20 May 2017|
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Response from Rishi M | Reviewed this property |
Yes emerald lake has a restaurant right on the lake with excellent facilities. Out on the highway 1 (east of lake) the is a travel information centre with 5-10Km's also with excellent restrooms and facilities.