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Canada’s Secluded Romantic Mountain Getaway

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.

Want to leave the world behind in true mountain style?
We hope you consider Emerald Lake Lodge – located 25 miles west of Lake Louise – for your next trip to the Rocky Mountains.

We’re so proud of our recent awards!

  • 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! Learn More. *Listen to Chef Valerie Morrison chat about the award, and the dining room on CBC Radio West – listen here!
  • At the 2012 Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival, Emerald Lake Lodge was awarded a Gold Award. Learn More
  • Book your stay now and learn why Sunset Magazine named Emerald Lake Lodge one of theirtop 9 cozy winter lodges!

Start your summer adventure at Emerald Lake Lodge.
Learn about hiking in the Canadian Rockies.
For those who love mountain biking, learn more here!

*There is no cell phone reception at Emerald Lake Lodge, or in Yoho National Park, except for some service in the town of Field.

*Please note children are not included in any package, and must be added when booking a package.

Winter brings some of the best cross country skiing in the world to the Canadian Rockies! Trails abound around Banff, Lake Louise and Field, British Columbia. Learn more about cross country skiing in the Rockies and be sure to book your cross country skiing getaway with CRMR soon!

Please note the sauna is currently out of order. 


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.