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Emerald Lake, Whitehorse

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
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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  • Always stop by when travelling to Tagish, Carcross or Skagway. The best is when there is no wind. It is beathtaking - a must see! 
  • Across from Spirit lake on the south Klondike highway is this absolute beauty of a lake. The transition in colour is magnificent. We stopped on a cloudy day but the colours still blew us away. Picture...  read more »
  • I went to see available rental car. In the middle of the Highway heading to the caribou from Whitehorse. Whitehorse is 50 kilometres in the southern direction is quite long. Notable makes things go right to highway signs and not the wrong way could and should be taken. For any parent and child while driving encounter bears 3, was taken aback. People may encounter while viewing the northern lights, so go now please be careful.
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