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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  • There's no photo able to portray the beauty of the place. Is to admire and understand it was worth all the effort to be here.
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  • Managed to get some nice pictures but the lake is a bit overrun and parking a mile away along the road was nessary. Worth it though. 
  • I went to Lake Louise, Moraine Lake in, and yet I found the Emerald Lake in Yoho National Park, wonderful. Even on a rainy day, the place is fantastic. The Green that gives its name to the Lake is surreal. He has color like Peyto Lake, with the advantage of coming so close and even rent a canoe. Don't let go! Is one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen! Tip: enjoy to visit nearby drive to Takakkaw Falls. Is very tall and beautiful!
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