Weather in the high mountains changes like a moody child. When we arrived at Emerald Lake the sky was, unfortunately, cloudy. This did not prevent us from seeing the reason why this lake is called Emerald Lake.
Su and I like to do road trips. We usually take the longer and more remote routes that the GPS will never suggest if we just input from point A to point B, and we take many detours. Emerald Lake is one of those detour pit stops.
Late May is still considered a little early in the Canadian Rockies so we didn’t know what to expect and whether or not we could see the crisp green color of the lake, but we did 🙂
The water was like a green crisp yogurt. A little milky due to the melted ice water and yet to settled silt (rock flour). It’s the perfect timing. The color is what we wanted to see. There were not many tourists, only a few canoes on the lake. We stayed for a little while, checked out the one gift shop and grabbed an ice cream.