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Guest suite in Field
Glacier Lily Guesthouse
SELF CONTAINED STUDIO APARTMENT with PRIVATE ENTRANCE in the heart of Yoho National Park! Perfect for couples, friends or small families of 3. We are 20 minutes from Lake Louise & even closer to some of the best attractions the Rockies have to offer. Sights like Emerald Lake & Takkakaw Falls are just down the road. Enjoy the peace and quiet that comes with staying in Field, BC, where you are you are deep in the Canadian Rockies but don't have the crowds that are found in Lake Louise or Banff.
$90 per night
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Cabin in Golden
Yoho Bothy, a log cabin retreat in the Rockies
Welcome to our beautiful log cabin retreat nestled in the Rocky mountains on the edge of Yoho National Park. Enjoy the mountain views from the sunny deck while enjoying nature and family or friends time. Perfectly situated within easy reach of 4 national parks and 45 minutes from both Lake Louise and Kicking Horse ski resort this authentic cabin is ideal for adventures in the mountains in all seasons.
$79 per night
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Cabin in Golden
Perfect Rustic Log Chalet Getaway for Ski or Hike
Ski, hike, and explore from this rustic log cabin located in the serene and majestic Canadian Rockies. Spend your evenings next to the stone fireplace with a good book, or roast marshmallows around the outdoor fire pit with friends! Prepare your favourite meal in the full kitchen, or show off your BBQ skills while overlooking the surround forest and river.
$74 per night
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Emerald Lake cabin rentals

Cabin in Golden
Kicking Horse Bothy in the heart of the Rockies
$74 per night
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Cabin in Golden
Cozy cabin for couples to unplug in the Blaeberry
$96 per night
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Cabin in Golden
Entire place -Hot tub and amazing views.
$225 per night
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Cabin in Golden
Wonderful Rockies Cabin Getaway for Hike or Ski
$79 per night
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Cabin in Columbia-Shuswap A
A luxury, log cabin, with mountain views & hot tub
$123 per night
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Cabin in Golden
Beautiful Cottage In The Heart Of The Rockies
$74 per night
Cabin in Golden
The Cabins at Edelweiss Creek
$193 per night
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Cabin in Golden
Beautiful 2BR Wooden Cabin
$74 per night
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Cabin in Golden
Wild Wood Cabins: Bear's Den (private Hot Tub)
$199 per night
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Cabin in Golden
Stunning log cabin for large families or groups
$74 per night
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Cabin in Golden
Beautiful Rustic Chalet in the Heart of Rockies
$79 per night
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Cabin in Golden
Wild Wood Cabins: Cougar’s Cave (private Hot Tub)
$211 per night
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Your guide to Emerald Lake

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No glacial lake in Yoho National Park has earned quite as many fans as Emerald Lake, one of the most iconic sights in the Canadian Rockies. In fact, many park guests plan their visits to coincide with the snow melting off the surrounding mountain peaks — that’s when its enchanting turquoise waters appear the brightest. The credit goes to limestone for causing the vivid colors of the lake, which look especially luminous in the July sun. You can rent kayaks and canoes in the summer; in winter, the lake becomes a popular destination for cross-country skiers. Emerald Lake is one of more than 60 lakes and ponds in the national park, which has more majestic landscapes than you can shake a hiking stick at.

You’ll find chalets, guesthouse rentals, and the Yoho National Park Visitor Centre in the tiny community of Field, home to around 200 residents. Nearby, the hamlet of Lake Louise is known for its ski resort. Midway between Calgary and Emerald Lake, the destination town of Banff is a popular jumping-off point for exploring the surrounding Banff National Park.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Emerald Lake?

Temperatures vary dramatically by elevation, so you’ll want to pack layers no matter the season. Emerald Lake’s surface stays frozen from around November to June, making summer and early fall the peak times for visiting Yoho National Park and the surrounding communities. July and August highs average around 73 degrees Fahrenheit and lows dip to the 40s, though snow still falls in higher altitudes even in summer.

Bring snow gear for the cooler months, when Yoho appeals to experienced winter recreationists. Average high temperatures decline from the 60s to the lower 40s Fahrenheit through early fall. Come November, average highs are below freezing. Keep in mind that many trails and roads in the park are closed during the winter months, when the park becomes a favorite venue for snowshoers and cross-country skiers.


What are the top things to do in Emerald Lake?

Hiking

Hikers won’t quickly run out of trails in Yoho National Park, where summertime outings vary from accessible day hikes to more ambitious backcountry excursions. Several of the most scenic include a popular circuit that traces the shores of the lake. Check in with the visitor center to plan your trek.

Takakkaw Falls

Tumbling for more than 1,200 feet, Takakkaw Falls is the second-tallest waterfall in Canada. You can reach it by car on the twisty-turny Yoho Valley Road. For a view from above the falls, hike the strenuous Iceline Trail, which grants you stellar views of the rugged alpine landscape.

Burgess Shale

Paleontologists study fossils that date back more than 500 million years at Burgess Shale, an important scientific landmark that’s recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visits to one of the three fossil beds require advance reservations.