Emerald Lake Lodge
On the shores of the famous pristine lake, surrounded by some of the Rockies most impressive peaks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At the 2012, 2013, and 2014 Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival, Emerald Lake Lodge was awarded a Gold Award.
Emerald Lake Lodge has been awarded Booking.com’s award of excellence. This award is presented to properties that have a guest review average of 8/10 or higher for the year.
Emerald 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.
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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,
Traffic impacts: Expect a 1 hour road closure at 11 a.m. MDT on April 19 – 22. 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.
What: Ottertail Bridge Maintenance (in preparation for rehabilitation work that will begin in mid-June)
Where: The Ottertail Bridge, approximately 8.5 km west of Field (Field is at km 98 and Ottertail is at km 106.5)
When: April 13 – 15, 2017.
Traffic impacts: Expect speed reductions, shoulder closures and delays of under 20 minutes.
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.
Please note that the only WIFI on the property is in the main lodge. WIFI is not available in guest rooms.
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