Legendary guide Tom Wilson first discovered Emerald Lake in 1882 during the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway. The CPR built the original guest lodge in 1902. Now the area remains one of Canada’s most outstanding year-round accessible wilderness settings
Our favourite hotels in the Kootenay Rockies
Home to four National Parks the Kootenay Rockies offer up an array of pristine lakes and rivers, cascading waterfalls, alpine meadow and snow-capped mountain. In other words, this area is an outdoor lover’s paradise.
This region also boasts charmingly restored heritage town and our hotel picks provide the perfect base from which to explore the area.