Explore the best cross country skiing trails in British Columbia with detailed reviews, photos, trail maps, and driving directions curated by hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
29 days ago

Emerald Lake is a very scenic and beautiful place. We recommend the 5.6km loop trail (easy trail although uneven at times) as there are some really nice spots for viewing the lake at different angles. We also did the Emerald Basin trail which we would rate as moderate but we were slightly disappointed with it. On a positive note, the amphitheatre at the end of the trail offers some nice photo opportunities.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice little Hike with the family

walking
2 months ago

A relaxing walk around the Emerald Lake, the color of the water is stunning, views of mountains all around

hiking
2 months ago

Wonderful hike around the lake and up in to the basin. Great fall colors and early snow.

hiking
2 months ago

Fabulous Hike. I was able to take epic pictures all throughout the trail. We did the trail around the lake and would recommend it to all skill levels.

hiking
3 months ago

This beautiful lake is very underrated, due to its close proximity to Moraine Lake and Lake Louise. But, for me personally, I liked this lake slightly more than Moraine Lake because of the hiking trail that goes completely around the lake, which Moraine Lake and Lake Louise don't have. Also, this is a good trail to take to escape a lot of loud, annoying tourists, which can be found all over Lake Louise and Moraine Lake.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful trail and views!!!

Did not do the whole trail but did walk on the NW side of the lake, Gorgeous views!

hiking
3 months ago

I advise you to quickly move from crowded sides of the lake to catch an breathtaking view from the yoho Valley pass! The trail begins very flat and gets steeper the more you reach the pass

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Easy hike with a great view!

Great hike! A little too much snow for how prepared our party was. We turned around about 4.5 km before the lakes due to snow. Great views. Worthwhile to check it out. We will definitely go back later in the summer.

Fantastic experience and off the bucket hiking list. Since it is June wasn't expecting the snow we had from first shelter onward. Definitely a good idea to leave early to get a spot for sleeping at the cabin if you plan to stay over. Had gorgeous weather both days in and out. Will definitely be it doing again without snow.

7 months ago

Heat hike for the effort, worth exploring the area around as well.

Great hike. Not steep. Lots of bugs in summer. Great shelter in winter!