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Emerald Lake, Whitehorse

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Emerald Lake, the largest of Yoho's 61 lakes, stands out for its exquisite turquoise color. Mount Burgess, Wapta Mountain, and the President mountain range surround the lake, completing the picturesque setting. Though frozen until June, the lake water melts in July, revealing its famed emerald color--a result of powdered limestone from melting snow. Take a hike down the 5.2 km (3.2 mi) trail that circles the lake. In winter, rent all the ski equipment you need on site before hitting the slopes. You can easily find accommodations in this year-round romantic getaway. See Emerald Lake and all Whitehorse has to offer by arranging your trip with our Whitehorse trip itinerary builder.
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  • On the road between Whitehorse and Carcross. In the right light the lake is stunning. There is a road side pull over with interpretive signs. 
  • This little lake is on the way to Carcross, Yukon and Skagway, Alaska. If you are in the Whitehorse area, the drive to Skagway is a must. One of the most beautiful drives I've ever done...if you hit i...  more »
  • This is a lovely stop to take in the scenery and the Lake. I will not tell you about the green of the lake as you should take the time to read the information sign. One of many lovely spots to stop an...  more »