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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 2017 Guest Review Awards

We were rated 8.1/10 for the 2017 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, 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!


IMPORTANT CLOSURE NOTICE Monday, November 26 until Noon on Friday, November 30

Emerald Lake Lodge will be closed from Monday, November 26 until noon on Friday, November 30. Reservations are currently unavailable as we are upgrading our systems to better serve you, in the future. If your request is urgent, please contact Sorry for any inconveniences & we look forward to serving you soon!

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 on the Lake is closed until further notice. Sorry for any inconveniences. The Kicking Horse Lounge will be available for lunchtime service. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.

Please note: Restaurant operating hours are subject to change during off-peak and quiet times. Cilantro 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.

Water Notice at Emerald Lake Lodge

Please be advised that we are currently under a boil water notice at Emerald Lake Lodge due to high turbidity.  Please boil water before using it for drinking, making ice, cooking, washing food, or brushing teeth. We are providing guests with water bottles for consumption during this notice and testing phase. Guests are able to bathe in the water. Please use hand sanitizer after washing your hands. We have sanitizer available for you, should you require it. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and thank you in advance for your cooperation. For more information, please feel free to contact our Front Desk at 250.343.6321 or

Paying with CIBC Debit Cards

Unfortunately due to our new payment machines, we are unable to accept payment from CIBC debit cards. We are working with the payment provider to find a solution; however, we do not have a repair date at this point in time. We apologize in advance, for any inconvenience this may cause.

2018 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: Twinning and associated works, including wildlife overpass installation, tree clearing, borehole drilling, began in September 2017 and will continue through 2018. At this time, expect occasional delays of up to 20 minutes, speed reductions and flaggers at the site between the Alberta/B.C. border continuing for 6 km west. Please check Drive BC for current highway delays.

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