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Emerald Lake, Whitehorse

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#3 of 9 in Nature in Yukon
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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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  • We were traveling from Whitehorse, YT to Skagway, AK when we passed the " Lake". Turned right around, parked the bikes and took in the amazing view.  more »
  • I can see why this is one of the most photographed lakes out there, it is beautiful! We took pics at the top and then drove down and took the access road right to the lake to see if we could get a clo...  more »
  • Beautiful small lake with Carib colored shores, as seen only from the large pullout above. It is not really worth the drive just for the lake but is great stopover enroute to Carcross/Skagway. Best to...  more »