Yes, Emerald Lake Lodge and its environs look like the photographs that you have seen of the place and lodge. Ok, this is not quite true. In fact, the lodge with its lakefront property and mountain vista is considerably more spectacular. Photography cannot fully capture the true beauty and serenity that is palpable here.
Emerald Lake Lodge is sited in British Columbia within the Yoho National Park, which (in my opinion) is one of the most scenic and naturally attractive places in Canada. Of the park’s 61 lakes and ponds, Emerald is its largest. “Yoho” as appeared in the word Yoho National Park means awe and wonder. This is a term used, in such context, by the Cree (First Nations/the largest member group of the native Canadian tribes).
Bordering Banff National Park, another natural gem, Yoho National Park was sculpted by glaciers during the ice age. It reveals leveled basins, steep inclines, and high-altitudes. The lake sits under the big blue sky, reflecting the sky’s hues in addition to the purest shade of jade that you will ever see in nature. Another intriguing aspect of the park is its wildlife, which include moose, grizzly bear, mountain goat, elk, and cougar.
Emerald Lake Lodge is complemented by the glacial lake, Rockies’ peaks and alpine forest, which surround and create the resort. When it snows, the landscape is transformed into a winter wonderland. Within a distinguishable and picturesque area of the park, the Emerald Lake Lodge sits on a 13-acre peninsula. In essence, the lodge is resting on a bit of land that is caressed by the lake. A large wooden bridge extends over the lake leading to a section of the property. All the magnificence of the natural beauty here is right outside your cabin’s door.
Aesthetically, Emerald Lake Lodge is a meticulously designed and built log cabin resort. It structures and room cabins display antique and rustic yet elegant niceties, which include century-old stone fireplaces and an oak bar salvaged from an 1890’s Yukon saloon, and wooden flooring, walls, ceilings, windows, doors, beams, and furniture.
Article by: Tiffany Huggins
Also see British Columbia nature tours by L’ EcoResorts: 7 Days Great Bear Rainforest Tour British Columbia, Canada and 7 Days Glacier Wilderness Hiking Tour British Columbia, Canada.