The award-winning Conde Nast Traveler has named the Emerald Lake Lodge as being one of the top 10 most beautiful lakeside hotels in the world.
Emerald Lake’s historic lodge was built in 1902. It’s situated in the stunning Yoho National Park, nestled in the Rocky Mountains.
The lodge is brimming with history. It features century-old fireplaces and an oak bar that was salvaged from the 1890’s Yukon Saloon.
Its cozy and comfortable alpine cabins also feature deep-soak tubs and private balconies that overlook the lake.
The lake is known for its emerald colour, hence its name. And it is as picturesque as it gets.
Explorer Tom Wilson was first to stumble across the lake back in 1882, during the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway.
Due to its history and pristine beauty, it’s now a popular travel destination.
Adventurers can soak up the views and enjoy all that British Columbia’s wilderness has to offer.
Because it’s set amongst scenery, the lodge is the ideal accommodation. In addition to that, there’s plenty of nearby activities all year around.
Finally, travelers can also enjoy hiking trails, biking, canoeing, white water rafting, kayaking, gondola and chairlift rides, horseback riding, skiing, snowboarding, dog sledding and much more.
Location: Check it out at 1 Emerald Lake Drive in Field, BC. It’s about an 8-hour trek from Vancouver.