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With its century-old fireplaces and an oak bar salvaged from an 1890’s Yukon saloon, there is no shortage of history within these walls. There is also no shortage of comfort during your stay at Emerald Lake Lodge given the location’s award-winning dining opportunities and exceptional accommodations.

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Emerald Lake Lodge

When you visit Emerald Lake Lodge, you follow in the footsteps of legendary guide Tom Wilson – who discovered this magical location more than 130 years ago. With its century-old fireplaces and an oak bar salvaged from an 1890’s Yukon saloon, there is no shortage of history within these walls.

Yesterday’s travellers were adventurers in search of the extraordinary.

And that’s exactly what they found when they arrived by rail and horse-drawn coach to the shores of B.C.’s exquisite Emerald Lake – located in the heart of what is known today as Yoho National Park. Legendary guide Tom Wilson first stumbled across this small gem of a lake – famed for its jade-coloured waters – in 1882 during the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Today, the area remains one of North America’s most outstanding and year-round accessible wilderness settings.

Built of hand-hewn timber and featuring massive stone fireplaces, the lodge includes an elegant dining room, quiet reading and sitting rooms, conference facilities and a games room. Our lounge features an oak bar salvaged from a 1890’s-era Yukon saloon. From upper and lower verandas, the vistas of surrounding mountainscapes are breathtaking. Few destinations in Canada offer this unique mix of luxury and “we-are-but-specks-on-this-planet” nature.


  • Dry Sauna
  • State-of-the-art stainless steel outdoor hot tub
  • Fitness Room

For those looking to explore the area visit our activities page to learn about all the summer, fall, winter and spring activities available in the area.

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Check out our online summer activities brochure to learn more about your stay at Emerald Lake Lodge, activities in the area and more!


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Awards and Reviews 2018 Guest Review Awards

We were rated 8.1/10 for the 2018 Guest Review Awards presented by This award is given to hotels who demonstrate passion, commitment and hard work towards all guests.

101 Best Hotel Restaurants Around the World

Our Mount Burgess Dining Room has been named one of the 101 Best Hotel Restaurants Around the World as ranked by The Daily Meal! It’s quite an illustrious list, and we are so proud to be a part of it!

Gold Award

At the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2017 Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival, Emerald Lake Lodge was awarded a Gold Award.'s Editor's Choice Award's Editor's Choice Award - Emerald Lake Lodge

Emerald Lake Lodge has been awarded the Editor’s Choice Award for top romantic destination.

TripAdvisor 2019 Guest Excellence Rating

Over 1,028 TripAdvisor travelers have given Emerald Lake Lodge an excellent rating.

Sunset Magazine

Book your stay now and learn why Sunset Magazine named Emerald Lake Lodge one of their top 9 cozy winter lodges!


WIFI is only available in the main lodge Limited cell service on property

Please note that the only WIFI on the property is in the main lodge. WIFI is not available in guest rooms.

Food and Beverage

Here at Emerald Lake Lodge, we are so proud of our Rocky Mountain Cuisine and wine program and are always striving to gain recognition and awards. As such, we are the sole food and beverage providers on the property.

Cilantro Cafe is now open at Emerald Lake Lodge. Be sure to check out our new cafe for quick bites or a fantastic hot lunch pre or post adventure.

Please note: Restaurant operating hours are subject to change during off-peak and quiet times. Cilantro Cafe will be closed to the public during special events throughout the season. Please check with the front desk on arrival for any time changes or contact us prior to arriving at 250-343-6321.

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