Western Cedar + White Pine | Emerald Lake
Notes: Western Cedar, White Pine, Amber
A rich blend of the rocky mountain forests and the lake shoreline. Like a day on the lake trails.
Located in Yoho National Park, British Columbia.
This stunning lake is the perfect place to take unwind. Endless summer trails allow you to explore the expansive forest or head out onto the water for an awe-inspiring view of Mount Burgess and Wapta Mountain. During winter you can head out onto the lake for an alpine snowshoe, feeling the snow crunch beneath your feet, and at the end of the day enjoy a hot drink in the historic Emerald Lake Lodge.
We always make a stop on our way through Yoho. For centuries Yoho National Park was used primarily by the Ktunaxa (Kootenay) as a seasonal route to the plains on the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains, where they hunted bison on the territory of their allies, the Cree and the Stoney-Nakoda, and traded ochre with them.
Drains: Kicking Horse river
Surface Area: 91ha
Wildlife: Golden eagles, Gray Jays and the white-tailed ptarmigan soar through the park's skies. The park is also home to white-tailed and mule deer, moose, and wapiti. Mountain goats roam the higher altitudes, and carnivorous animals include grizzly bears, wolverines and coyotes.