Emerald Lake, Yoho National Park

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Visit the picturesque Emerald Lake at Yoho National Park. The largest and best-known lake in the park is renowned for its postcard-like beauty and vibrant turquoise water. Hike on the 5.2 km (3.2 mile) trail, which takes you on a loop around the lake. Enjoy views of the lake and forest, with tall mountains standing out in the background. The lake’s spectacular color is most vivid in July when the snow melts, while from November to June its surface is frozen. Arrange your visit to Emerald Lake and discover more family-friendly attractions in Yoho National Park using our Yoho National Park vacation trip planner.
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  • After a horrible experience at a Bistro and Lounge in Field, we drove to Emerald Lake and had a great desert and drinks at the lodge. The lake was not frozen over like others in the area at the end of...  more »
  • Stayed 2 nights. Good range of walk's from the lodge. Food was of good quality in both restaurants, service at breakfast was poor both mornings, different servers. The lodge we had was a bit tired but...  more »
  • I came here for a bit with my friend. It was a long drive from Van. area. I foated on the lake in a floaty but although it was hot out it was still pretty cold to swim.. , I almost did though. Glad we...  more »