Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Tuesdays for Travis - Emerald Lake

[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: [1]-richd777-CC=nc-nd flickr, [2]-x@ray-CC=nc-nd flickr.


Tess Kincaid said...

This second picture is another one where I can hear my line plopping into that tranquil water! The photo is marvelous!!

Cloudia said...

What MARVELOUS images!
Ever been to Renfrew Ontario, or did I just dream it all those misty years ago?
I'll never forget hitching a ride from Ottowa to Montreal on a boat on the Rideau canal. All those historic locks. then the massive modern one to take you down to the Quebec side. Memories!
O' Canada!
Thanks for your kind words on my blog. It drew me to yours. How lovely~ Aloha from Waikiki!

Charles Gramlich said...

Oh I want that house. I hope Lana doesn't see that one. She'll want to move tomorrow.

Barbara Martin said...

Willow, I like the morning mist too. When I was about 5 on a trip to Banff, my family had camped on Tunnel Mountain, and in the morning the mountain tops had disappeared into the mist. I thought some meanie had taken them away.

Cloudia, welcome. Yes, I've been to Renfrew, another beautiful place in Canada.

Barbara Martin said...

Charles, that house belongs to a group of lodges on Emerald Lake. Perhaps you could take Lana there for a weekend stay. I put the link to lodge site on the side bar under Conservation and Nature for easier access.

A said...

I like sweetness dawn, especially on a lake. What a wonderful and quickly atmosphere, mysterious too.
Marvelous photos.

Lana Gramlich said...

Yet another reason to visit BC someday! Stunning photos. I so want to be there!

Lana Gramlich said...

Oopsie! Another corrupt politician's been caught;
Unfortunately these people are just drops in the bucket.
Viva la revelucion!

Travis Erwin said...

Yoho national park sounds like a hang out for pirates. Yo Ho me hardies!

laughingwolf said...

love the west, and coast... will surely retire there

Barbara Martin said...

Marie, all the areas in the Canadian Rockies have stories about them from the First Nations people.

Lana, maybe a wish fairy will grant you such a visit.

Travis, the next hiking post enters Yoho and I'll put the Cree meaning of the word in.

Tony, then you'll be watching those gorgeous sunsets over the water.