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Emerald Lake
Emerald Lake

Emerald Lake

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Emerald Lake Road, Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
(250) 343-6783
https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/bc/yoho
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Emerald Lake, located in British Columbia, is a must-see destination for anyone traveling through British Columbia. The gorgeous, clear, emerald colored lake is located in Yoho National Park, and ... Read more
boasts the title of one of the largest lakes located within the park. This ideal lake is surrounded by mountain ranges, which only add to the comfort and beauty. For your convenience Emerald Lake hosts a lodge located on the edge of the lake, as well as a conference center. During the summer months canoe rentals are available, as well as open access to the plethora of hiking trails.

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Calgary

Emerald Lake is located in Yoho National Park. The lake has an incredible breadth of geological features which can be viewed from the lake, including the world-famous Burgess Shale fossil beds, the Michael glacier, and an avalanche slope carpeted by meadows. A walk around the lake can be done in about an hour and offers opportunity to view wildlife such as bald eagles, moose, and ospreys as well as waterfowl such as loons and mergansers.

You can also canoe and rowboat and in the winter cross-country ski and snowshoe.

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Pleasant Hill
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My only regret about coming here is not having the chance to stay at the Emerald Lake Lodge (and Conference Centre) and experiencing a few sunrises and sunsets at this magical place. As Sapna G. strongly infers, Emerald Lake is gorgeous and well worth the trip, even if you've earlier visited Lake Louise or even Moraine Lake on the other side of the Kicking Horse Pass.

I've been here in February and June and enjoyed completely different and equally breathtaking scenery. During my summer visit, I relished the 5.2 km walk around the lake. The remarkable colours are caused by fine particles of glacial sediment (rock flour), which are suspended in the water.

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Gibsons

One of my favorite places to explore! ...and so close to Golden

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Bangkok

love it!!

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Phoenix

It is worth getting off the beaten path so to speak, to see this Gem

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Tel Aviv

Amazing Place, highly recommended!

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Surrey
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