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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!


Trans-Canada Highway Construction in Yoho National Park

This season Parks Canada is investing millions of dollars in projects along the Trans-Canada Highway (TCH) that will ensure safe and reliable road infrastructure, the continued flow of commercial goods through this vital East-West corridor, and an improved visitor experience for the almost five million visitors to the mountain national parks each year.

The projects in Yoho National Park, and the estimated impacts on motorists, include:

Rock Slope Stabilization – This work will occur in various locations between Wapta Lake and the Yoho west boundary. No blasting will occur in July and August, or over long weekends. Outside of those months, work will occur from approximately April to October, seven days a week, 24 hours a day.
When: 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. We now estimate this work will commence in late may with no delays related to rock scaling until then. Details will be communicated once start date is confirmed.
What: Expect delays Monday to Thursday, two 90-minute closures, between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. Monday to Thursday, one 90-minute closure, overnight between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. Monday to Saturday, occasional delays of up to 60 minutes.
*Please note*: The Spiral Tunnels viewpoint is no longer currently impacted by this project and is now OPEN for the 2016 season. 

Paving – Work will occur in September and October between the Ottertail Viewpoint and the Yoho west boundary from Monday to Saturday. Expect single lane alternating traffic and delays of up to 30 minutes. No work on Sundays or long weekends.

Emerald Lake Road repaving – Work will occur from the Trans-Canada Highway/Emerald Lake Road junction to the end of Emerald Lake Road, including the Emerald Lake parking lot. The parking lot will be paved in two halves to ensure accessibility throughout the project. Traffic will be required to travel on short stretches.
When: Starting as early as Monday, May 9th. Monday through Sunday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. No work on Sunday or long weekends.
What: Expect lane reductions and delays up to 30 minutes.  

For all current highway construction delays in Mount Revelstoke, Glacier, Yoho or Kootenay national parks, please check or call 1-800-550-4997.

Additional project details, as they commence, can be found online:
Yoho National Park 

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 No cell service on property

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