[1-Emerald Lake from outside lodge]
Emerald Lake is in Yoho National Park, British Columbia, and was discovered in 1882 by Tom Wilson, looking for several horses that had gone astray, during the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway. The CPR built the original guest lodge in 1902 for its customers. In the mid-1920s the lodge was expanded and road access made it available to cars. After extensive renovations in 1986, the Emerald Lake Lodge reopened for year-round activities.
The lake is enclosed by the President Range mountains, Mount Burgess and Wapta Mountain; and located twenty-five miles west of Lake Louise. The best way to experience Emerald Lake is by staying several days at the Emerald Lake Lodge, which sits at the edge of the lake.
For fishing it is important to remember the waters in the National Parks are no longer stocked. Catch and release angling is requested. The general fishing season is July 1 to November 2nd, although the Lodge offers ice fishing in the winter. Brook Char and Rainbow Trout are frequent catches. Anglers under 16 years of age may fish without a permit provided they are with an adult who does have a permit.
For information about packages for staying at the Emerald Lake Lodge see weblink: http://www.crmr.com/emerald-lake-lodge.php
Research: Parks Canada, Emeraldlake.com.
Photo Credits: -richd777-CC=nc-nd flickr, -x@ray-CC=nc-nd flickr.
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