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“Beautiful, worth the detour!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Emerald Lake

Emerald Lake
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Owner description: Peaceful lake nestled in the mountains and surrounded by lush, green forest.
Ontario, Canada
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“Beautiful, worth the detour!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

My husband and I spent a week driving through the Rockies first week in June on our way to Lake Louise. We detoured to Emerald Lake and were so glad we did: beautiful, turquoise green lake with snow covered mountains in the background - just like we thought Lake Louise was going to look like. Well, when we got to Lake Louise it was still frozen, so the detour to Emerald Lake was even more special! And it was not as crowded as Lake Louise. We wish we had spent more time there and hope to someday return. Next time we'll rent canoes and enjoy! The friendly young man at the canoe rental hut offered to take our picture and it is one of our favourites of our 3 week trip. Be sure to stop at the Natural Bridge on the way. Nature at its most beautiful!

Visited June 2014
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“Real gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

Very beautiful lake and the trail around the lake is doable for just about anyone. It was a bit muddy in sections, but not impassable and affords great views of the mountains around the lake. This is a great hike/walk for anyone looking for an easy trail. We typically prefer more challenging trails, but loved the scenery so much around the lake, we would definitely walk it again.

Visited June 2014
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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Perfection on a good day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

I did think of giving this place a poor review to keep people away, then it would be quiet for our next visit, but no! This lake was the pick of the crop during our visit to Canada. The setting is stunning, the lake is stunning, the wildlife and flora are stunning. You can walk around the lake in a couple of hours and have a coffee or a meal when you get back. We were stopping at Field and it is ten minutes away. You can rent a canoe, photograph, walk. Nothing is very exciting, but it doesn't need to be, the place is perfect.

Visited June 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“A beautiful and peaceful lake”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

This is a beautiful & peaceful lake in Yoho national park. It was still covered with ice when we visited in May. The setting, with the surrounding mountains is lovely, if not quite as majestic as Lake Louise. For anyone interested in Paleontology this is where the challenging path starts up to the world famous Burgess shale quarry.

We were also able to get a hot chocolate at a very reasonable price which was welcome on a cold morning. There are canoes available and it would be a lovely lake to spend a day at on the water when there is no ice.

Visited May 2014
1 Thank Vincent C
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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
“Another beautiful lake to behold”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

It was drizzling when we arrived at Emerald Lake but it still afforded a pretty fanatistic view of this marvellous lake with its turquoise water color. It must be even more inviting if one comes during a clear sunny day. I think the best way to appreciate the lake would be to get away from the crowd, rent a canoe and paddle around to see the lake and its environment at different angles and enjoy the serenity.

Visited September 2013
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