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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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  • Only saw from the road with my cousin who said it is impressively more beautiful in summer. Love the view even for a stop on the way to carcross and desert.  more »
  • Visited this lake last Fall. It´s beautiful color contrasts with snowy mountains behind it. Very cold on October, but spectacular views.  more »
  • Well worth a tour of the Southern Lakes.The tour that included Carcross was very interesting & a significantly historical area in The Yukon / Whitehorse area.  more »