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Yoho National Park — Emerald Lake


Yoho seems a bit of an odd name, but it’s very appropriate to apply it to this region.  To the Cree people Yoho meant “Awe and Wonder”.  You’ll find that impression remains today when you visit this region, within which Emerald Lake stands out as one remarkable destination.  It’s one of the great scenic treasures of the Canadian Rockies, rivaling the beauty of Lake Louise or Moraine Lake.   Situated about an hour and a half drive from Banff, Emerald Lake offers memorable scenes of greenish water against a stunning backdrop of forested mountains, jagged peaks and glaciers.  When the light hits the water at the right angle, you’ll see where the lake gets its name — …

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