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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

Emerald Lake Lodge - Yoho National Park, BC

When you visit Emerald Lake Lodge, you follow in the footsteps of legendary guide Tom Wilson – who discovered this magical location more than 100 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 an 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 outdooor 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.

Awards and Reviews

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, and 2014 Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival, Emerald Lake Lodge was awarded a Gold Award. Award of Excellence

Emerald Lake Lodge has been awarded’s award of excellence. This award is presented to properties that have a guest review average of 8/10 or higher for the year.

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014

trip-advisor-2014-266x204Emerald Lake Lodge has been awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for 2014. The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor.

Sunset Magazine

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


Water Maintenance and Testing at Emerald Lake Lodge

Please be advised that we are currently conducting water tests at Emerald Lake Lodge, and are asking all guests to refrain from drinking the tap water at this time until further notice. We are providing guests with water bottles for drinking during this testing. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Free admission to the National Parks in 2017!

As Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary, Parks Canada is offering
free admission to all Parks Canada locations, and we want you to join us for the celebration. Order your discovery pass to receive free admission. 

2017 Highway Construction in Yoho National Park

Yoho National Park – Trans Canada Highway projects

What: Trans Canada Highway twinning and associated works
Where: Starting at the Alberta/BC border and continuing west for 6 km
When: May through November . Work will occur 7 days per week, from 6 a.m. – 9 p.m, with no work on long weekends.
Traffic Impact: Motorists should expect delays up to 20 minutes, speed reductions, and scheduled 60 minute delays for rock blasting. Travel on paved detour required just west of Alberta/BC border.

What: Rock Slope Stabilization
Where: Work will occur 16 km west of Field
When: Starting immediately and continuing through October. From April – June, work will occur 7 days per week, from 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. No blasting will occur in July and August, or over long weekends. In general, motorists should expect delays up to 45 minutes throughout the program, and up to 75 minutes between 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. from Monday to Saturday of each week. A weekly extended road closure schedule will be posted to Drive BC.


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. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.

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.

Emerald Lake Lodge will be closed for maintenance November 6, 2017 to November 16, 2017

Emerald Lake Lodge will be shutting down for maintenance from November 6th – 16th, 2017 inclusive.

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