Emerald Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes that can be found in the Canadian Rockies. Located in Yoho National Park, the lake's name is appropriate as the water is really that color. The lake is Yoho's (a Cree name meaning awe and wonder) biggest attraction for good reason. It is surrounded by the mountains of the President Range, as well as Mount Burgess and Wapta Mountain. That gives it protection from the wind allowing for excellent reflections during the day. It also allows for smooth sailing for the canoes that can be rented there. I can't think of a better way to relax and enjoy the scenery than canoeing on the lake for several hours.