Emerald lake

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Emerald Lake is one of my favourite places to visit in Yoho National Park of British Columbia.  It is a perfect stop for lunch and an hour long canoe ride around the entire lake.  The canoe rental is $60.00 an hour.  If you are not a fan of the water you can also take a hike around the lake along a well made trail which is great for kids and the whole family.  There is a small restaurant located at the entrance as well as some gorgeous villas you can rent overlooking the water.  This location is a great getaway and free fun for anyone who enjoys viewing the aquamarine water and luscious green forest surrounding it.  Like most of my blog’s my biggest bit of advice is to go early to avoid the crowds and get gas before you head to your next destination.  As a matter of fact it is best to get treaty gas at the gas station right before heading into Banff and Yoho.  There is a white “AITE” card that is only used in Alberta that you have to apply for.  For more information on this go to  This Link .  I learned this the hard way because I had my status card and had to pay full price.  So if you plan to travel around Alberta and use your status card for tobacco and fuel, be aware that you must get an AITE card.  There is also an awesome website that will help you find the tax free gas stations all around Canada at  www.Rezgas.com. 

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