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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  • Generally, people do not go to visit lakes during the winter. In my opinion, the serenity such natural lakes offer in the colder time of the year is no less than summer. I drove to Emerald Lake In Nov...  more »
  • Yoho國家公園的冰磧湖,來時湖面結冰積雪頗深,適合冰上活動,滑冰滑雪都可,亦屬雪崩危險區域,須小心慎重,湖上有橋,分人車兩道,通往湖邊旅館  more »
  • Although most people visiting the Rockies have come to see Lake Louise, Emerald Lake is my preferred destination. The setting is equally beautiful, the lake is equally blue, and the trail goes complet...  more »