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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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  • Drove from Whitehorse to Carmacks, then the trip to Jake's Corner and back to Whitehorse. Emerald Lake is a beautiful stop along the way. The explanation board is very interesting. 
  • It's a lovely point of interest. Nice photo opportunity if you have the chance. If you partake in the Klondike Road Relay in September, you'll find this gem on Leg 7. A nice distraction from laboring ...  more »
  • My husband and friends of ours went with Joe Ordonez of Rainbow Glacier Adventures up into the Yukon during the summer of 2015 and one of our stops was at Emerald Lake. I have never seen a lake such s...  more »