Spectacular Emerald Lake

Spectacular, breathtaking, awe-inspiring are just some of the words that come to mind upon arriving in this entirely genuinely rugged and off-the-beaten path gem of a location (pardon the pun), Emerald Lake.
Located in Yoho National Park in British Columbia, the lake is surrounded by Mount Burgess, mountains of the President Range and Wapta mountain.
Emerald Lake gets its name from the vibrant turquoise color one might be fortunate to see, though this incredible hue is not as intense year-round. The color is caused by the powdered limestone and the best time to visit is in July when the turquoise is at its peak, when the snow has just melted away from the mountains surrounding it. Keep in mind when planning your travels that the lake is actually frozen from November until June.
During the summer months, you can rent canoes or go for a hike around the lake and admire the luxuriant flora, particularly flourishing in July and August. And if you have some time to spare, rent a lodge for a few very relaxing days at the Lake Emerald Lodge.