Yesterday’s travellers were adventurers in search of the extraordinary. And that’s exactly what they found when they arrived. Whether it was by rail or horse-drawn coach to the shores of B.C.’s exquisite Emerald Lake it simply left everyone in awe of is raw beauty. Located in the heart of what is known today as Yoho National Park. Legendary guide Tom Wilson first stumbled across this small gem of a lake – famed for its jade-coloured waters – in 1882 during the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Today, the area remains one of North America’s most outstanding and year-round accessible wilderness settings.