An untouched Emerald Lake & Van Horn Range, photographed in 1902.
Emerald Lake, British Columbia
Emerald Lake is located in Yoho National Park, British Columbia. It is
the largest of Yoho's 61 lakes and
ponds, as well as one of the park's premier tourist attractions. Emerald
Lake Lodge provides a local
accommodation. There is a relatively easy 5.2 km hiking trail circuits the lake. During the summer-
months canoe rentals are available; in the winter, the lake is a popular
cross-country skiing destination.
The lake is enclosed by mountains of the President Range, as well as Mount
Burgess and Wapta Mountain.
These structural landforms cause frequent rain in summer and heavy snowfalls in winter. This influx of
moisture works with the lake's low elevation to produce a unique selection
of flora. Trees found here
are more typical of that of B.C.'s wet interior forests.
A sign board of the Emerald Lake Lodge and Restaurant
A delicious steak is served with a Japanese cast-iron teapot. The restaurant
seat is surrounding by a peaceful lake and mountain.
(L) A hall of the restaurant of Emenrald Lake Lodge (R) Rocky mountain
range viewed from the Emerald Lake Lodge.
(L) A lakeside Emerald Lake Lodge restaurant (R) Emerald Lake Lodge has
a total of 85 rooms. All guest rooms are non-smoking.
(L) A lakeside guest room with a real fire place (R) Emerald Lake and a
(L) A lakeside walkway (R) Emerald Lake Lodge entrance at the right side
(L) A bridge to the Emerald Lake Lodge (R) A guest house with a hanging
It is very pleasant time to spend in the hot whirlpool, with the lake and
(L) A warning sign and the red tape indicating that this is the closed
area ordered by the National Park Services.
(M) A bear appeared nearby. After this incident, all hiking trails were
(R) A damage caused by a black bear.
(L) A car of the Parks Canada
(R) A park ranger warned a visitor about the danger of bear. She carries
a revolver and bullet in her waist belt.
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The article was written and photographs were taken by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D.,PhD., in July 2011.