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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  • A lot of people skip this place while checking out the Lake Louise area. This is definitely a much see! It's a hidden gem and absolutely beautiful. I agree with the previous poster.. the sun set views...  more »
  • When I have visited in Emerald lake, no one is here. Snowing is start softly. I felt very cozy. If you'll go to Lake Louise, I suppose to you share Emerald lake. Definitely, you are impressed lake vie...  more »
  • This lake is so simple to get to, park, walk around and there is a lodge right by it. I highly recommend this Emerald Lake visit. The reflections and site is BEAUTIFUL! Even in November...it was gorge...  more »