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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  • Emerald Lake was just as it looks in the magazines. The Lake is in the YOHO national park which is about 1/2 hour drive from Lake Louise. It really is worth the drive. Spend the afternoon, there are a...  more »
  • A beautiful lake with beautiful colors everywhere. It's a place to spend a night if you can, there are some cabins you can rent, and a parking lot.  more »
  • Worth a short drive for a quick visit, a natural bridge cool too. Don't miss Takakkaw falls close by too. Town of Field has a great visitors center right off the trans Canadian highway Rt 1. Just love...  more »