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  • Address: South Klondike Highway, Carcross, Yukon, Canada


Emerald Lake Tours

Named for its intense shades of emerald green water, it’s no big surprise that Emerald Lake is considered a must-see destination along Yukon’s southern Klondike Highway. It’s easy to access, too, as it’s literally best viewed from a roadside pullout just 12 kilometers north of Carcross. 
Unlike many lakes in the Canadian Rockies that are colored jade-green by glacier silt suspended in the water, Emerald Lake’s brilliant color comes from beneath its crystal-clear waters. A layer of white ash, deposited after a huge volcanic eruption nearly 1,500 years ago near the Yukon and Alaska border, reflects light in varying intensities depending on both depth and time of day. The result is an ever-changing liquid landscape set amid the spectacular mountains of the southern Yukon.

Practical Info

Emerald Lake lies at kilometer 117.5 (mile 73.5) of the Klondike Highway, which begins in Skagway, Alaska. The closest town is Carcross, Yukon. 

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Waterfalls of Yoho National Park

                                                                     Emerald Lake and the Waterfalls of Yoho National Park This 8 hour showcases the ...  Read more

Location: Lake Louise, Canada
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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