Emerald Lake Lodge

Field, British Columbia

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  • One of the most beautiful locations in the Rocky Mountains, right on Emerald Lake

  • Set on a small island that only guests are able to have access to

  • Rustic and cosy accommodation for that cabin on a lake feel

  • Within a short drive of fabulous Yoho National Park scenery and 30 minutes from Lake Louise

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The lodge is open year round so is ideal for a snowy getaway during the winter or to enjoy the vivid colours of the lake during the summer. The ice generally leaves the lake in late May each year

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Set on peaceful and stunningly beautiful Emerald Lake in the heart of the Yoho Provincial Park, Emerald Lake Lodge offers rustic yet comfortable lodge rooms in an enviable location ideal as a base for exploring this stunning area of the Rockies.

Located just 30 minutes from Lake Louise and within easy reach of the Icefields Parkway, Yoho Provincial Park and heart of the Rocky Mountains, this cute lodge offers an affordable and cosy stay in one of the most beautiful areas of the mountains.

Emerald Lake offers pristine turquoise water with a backdrop of mountains and total tranquility. For guests lucky enough to stay at the lodge, the best time to make the most of the lake is first thing in the morning when it's calm and clear. There's a pathway that loops around the lake, perfect for a morning stroll or a boat house that hires kayaks for a gentle paddle across the lake to explore. It's the ultimate Canadian mountain lake experience.

The lodge itself is low key and rustic. Guest rooms are cosy with comfortable beds and fireplaces and many have views across the lake or peeping through the pine trees to the water.

There is a hot tub perfect for an evening dip after a day's exploring and also a fire pit for roasting marshmallows and warming yourselves on the cooler evenings.

Emerald Lake Lodge may not be a luxury hotel, however, it's charm and location are a huge draw and one to make it worth adding to an itinerary for the Rocky Mountains.

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Accommodation at Emerald Lake Lodge is traditional, rustic and perfect for retreating to after a day in the great outdoors. There are 24 cabin style buildings dotted around the lodge and each features private bathrooms, balconies and wood burning fireplaces to keep cosy in the evenings. There are also all the modern amenities expected including telephones, coffee makers and hairdryers, however, there is no air conditioning or Wifi in the guestrooms. Wifi is available in the main lodge.


There is a sauna, fitness room and hot tub for guest use at Emerald Lake Lodge.

Dining options include the Kicking Horse Lounge, an 1800s style Canadian outback bar serving craft beer, whiskies and hand-crafted cocktails, or Mount Burgess Dining Room, a seasonal and casual restaurant serving Canadian cuisine. There is also a bistro style restaurant, Cilantro on the Lake which is great for evening dining.


  • Complete Columbia Icefield Heli Tour

    This helicopter tour over the Columbia Icefield is one of the most spectacular in the world. Soar 10,000 feet over the continental divide and view three major icefields on this 55-minute extravaganza!

  • Cowboy Horseback Cookout

    Enjoy a one hour trail ride out to the BBQ site and then try roping, play horseshoes or simply relax in the beautiful scenery before your hearty meal. Another one hour ride along the Bow river brings you back to the start. Lunch or dinner ride available.

  • Family Adventure Whitewater Rafting

    Enjoy the thrills and beauty of the Kicking Horse river, and many others around Golden British Columbia on your own rafting trip perfect for families and those who have never rafted before.

  • Via Ferrata Climbing Tour

    This new Via Ferrata (iron road) climbing route offers an exhilarating climbing experience across cables, ladders and bridges with incredible views. No experience necessary, the course is led by certified mountaineering guides and takes around 6 hours.

  • Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary

    The Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary tour provides an up close and intimate look at wolves and wolfdogs. This 1-hour tour introduces you to these fascinating creatures in a natural environment and is an ideal stop off between Calgary and the Rocky Mountains.

Location & directions

Field, British Columbia

Located on the edge of stunning Emerald Lake in the Yoho National Park on the boundary between Alberta and British Columbia

How to get there

8 hour flight from London to Calgary followed by 3 hour drive into Yoho National Park in the Rocky Mountains

Speak to our specialists 020 3993 8860

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