Emerald Lake Lodge Water Permit

Emerald Lake Lodge is applying for a new water permit for the continuation of water withdrawal from Emerald Lake for hotel operations and firefighting purposes. The water withdrawal system uses existing infrastructure to extract, treat and distribute water to the main lodge, guest cabins and staff housing. Existing infrastructure includes a surface water intake in Emerald Lake, a water treatment system and a system of water distribution and wastewater collection lines. Wastewater is treated on site which has a tertiary treatment system that has been designed to meet the Parks Canada Leadership Targets for treated effluent quality. A project assessment is being undertaken to support their application for a new water permit.

Latest update

April 17, 2024 – The public comment period on the project is closed. Parks Canada is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 New project being assessed by Parks Canada - Public comments invited from March 18 to April 17, 2024 - March 18, 2024


Yoho National Park
P.O. Box 99
Field, British Columbia V0A 1G0
Telephone: 250-343-6783
Email: noelle.summers@pc.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Yoho National Park of Canada (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Water Management
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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