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Guest suite · Field
Wildflower Guesthouse
Wildflower Guesthouse is a private suite that allows you all the comforts of home. Located in Yoho National Park and just 20 minutes from beautiful Lake Louise, you can experience all the wonders of the Canadian Rockies. The guest floor is located in the basement of a private house. The suite has a private bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living room, and two entrances - one to the main street and one to the garden with a guest seating area (summer). We can accommodate up to 2 guests maximum.
Apr 27 – May 4
$87 per night
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Apartment · Field
The Alpine Glow Guesthouse
Hello, Our home is located in beautiful Field, British-Columbia. Nestle in Yoho National Park, our charming little town offers a home-away-from-home in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. We are only 20 minutes drive from the Lake Louise Ski Area and 40 minutes from the Kicking Horse Ski Resort in Golden. Escape the busy crowds and yet be close to Lake O'Hara, Lake Louise, the Icefields Parkway and Banff.
Apr 28 – May 5
$83 per night
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Cabin · Golden
Yoho Bothy, a log cabin retreat in the Rockies
Welcome to our beautiful log cabin retreat nestled in the Rocky mountains on the edge of Yoho National Park. Enjoy the mountain views from the sunny deck while enjoying nature and family or friends time. Perfectly situated within easy reach of 4 national parks and 45 minutes from both Lake Louise and Kicking Horse ski resort this authentic cabin is ideal for adventures in the mountains in all seasons.
Oct 30 – Nov 6
$132 per night
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Cabin · Field
Burgess Lookout Cabin
Mar 30 – Apr 6
$134 per night
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Cabin · Golden
❤Lovely Cabin Perfect For Groups For Ski And Hike❤
Apr 23 – 30
$108 per night
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Cabin · Golden
☼★ Charming Rustic Cabin Perfect for Groups★☼
Jan 28 – Feb 4
$123 per night
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Cabin · Golden
☼Beautiful Rustic Chalet in the Heart of Rockies☼
Jan 25 – Feb 1
$118 per night
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Cabin · Columbia-Shuswap
Brand New 2-bedroom Luxury Cabin in Golden, BC
Oct 19 – 26
$157 per night
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Cabin · Golden
Perfect Rustic Log Chalet Getaway for Ski or Hike
May 15 – 22
$159 per night
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Cabin · Golden
Unique stay
Nov 11 – 18
$63 per night
Cabin · Parson
The Qu INN - Cozy Cabin
Apr 23 – 30
$125 per night
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Cabin · Golden
Raven's Roost - Rural Cabin Minutes from Golden
Nov 11 – 18
$113 per night
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Cabin · Golden
Kicking Horse Bothy in the heart of the Rockies
Mar 26 – Apr 2
$124 per night
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Cabin · Golden
✿Wonderful Rockies Cabin Getaway for Hike orSki✿
Dec 16 – 23
$248 per night
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Cabin · Golden
Wild Wood Cabins: Deer Crossing (private Hot Tub)
Jun 1 – 8
$157 per night
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Your guide to Emerald Lake

intro

No glacial lake in Yoho National Park has earned quite as many fans as Emerald Lake, one of the most iconic sights in the Canadian Rockies. In fact, many park guests plan their visits to coincide with the snow melting off the surrounding mountain peaks — that’s when its enchanting turquoise waters appear the brightest. The credit goes to limestone for causing the vivid colors of the lake, which look especially luminous in the July sun. You can rent kayaks and canoes in the summer; in winter, the lake becomes a popular destination for cross-country skiers. Emerald Lake is one of more than 60 lakes and ponds in the national park, which has more majestic landscapes than you can shake a hiking stick at.

You’ll find chalets, guesthouse rentals, and the Yoho National Park Visitor Centre in the tiny community of Field, home to around 200 residents. Nearby, the hamlet of Lake Louise is known for its ski resort. Midway between Calgary and Emerald Lake, the destination town of Banff is a popular jumping-off point for exploring the surrounding Banff National Park.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Emerald Lake?

Temperatures vary dramatically by elevation, so you’ll want to pack layers no matter the season. Emerald Lake’s surface stays frozen from around November to June, making summer and early fall the peak times for visiting Yoho National Park and the surrounding communities. July and August highs average around 73 degrees Fahrenheit and lows dip to the 40s, though snow still falls in higher altitudes even in summer.

Bring snow gear for the cooler months, when Yoho appeals to experienced winter recreationists. Average high temperatures decline from the 60s to the lower 40s Fahrenheit through early fall. Come November, average highs are below freezing. Keep in mind that many trails and roads in the park are closed during the winter months, when the park becomes a favorite venue for snowshoers and cross-country skiers.


What are the top things to do in Emerald Lake?

Hiking

Hikers won’t quickly run out of trails in Yoho National Park, where summertime outings vary from accessible day hikes to more ambitious backcountry excursions. Several of the most scenic include a popular circuit that traces the shores of the lake. Check in with the visitor center to plan your trek.

Takakkaw Falls

Tumbling for more than 1,200 feet, Takakkaw Falls is the second-tallest waterfall in Canada. You can reach it by car on the twisty-turny Yoho Valley Road. For a view from above the falls, hike the strenuous Iceline Trail, which grants you stellar views of the rugged alpine landscape.

Burgess Shale

Paleontologists study fossils that date back more than 500 million years at Burgess Shale, an important scientific landmark that’s recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visits to one of the three fossil beds require advance reservations.