Emerald Lake is one of the most beautiful destinations in Yoho National Park, with an unmatched diversity of both activities and landscapes suited to the enthusiastic traveler.
Access to the lake is surprisingly easy as it is only a few kilometers off of the TransCanada highway that sees thousands drive past Emerald Lake every day.
The hike around the lake, taking about an hour, is one of the least strenuous but most rewarding in the park. For more adventurous hikers there are other trail options. Bring your bear spray.
Emerald Lake is a peaceful lake nestled in the mountains and surrounded by lush, green forest. Stunning visual appeal of the lake surrounded by mountains of the President Range, Mount Burgess and Wapta Mountain. And colorful vegetation.
Emerald Lake is a popular tourist destination for many and it’s easy to see why. The water’s stunning colours and its secluded location make it a perfectly picturesque spot.
Nestled in British Columbia’s Yoho National Park, Emerald Lake is the largest body of water of the park’s 61 lakes and ponds. Surrounded by many towering mountains, you’ll enjoy remarkable views of the President Range, Mount Burgess and Wapta Mountain.
Emerald Lake is accessible year-round. In the winter, go skiing, snowboarding or try dog sledging. In warmer months, explore the lake by canoe or tackle the mountains on horseback.