Emerald Canoes

General Information

Our canoe-rental season at Emerald Lake runs from approximately the end of May until Thanksgiving weekend in October. The exact opening dates are dependent on the melting of the winter's ice from the lake. If you're planning a trip near the beginning of our season, feel free to email us at info@theboathousetradingco.com for more details.

Note that we are now open for rentals (as of May 16th) for the 2019 season!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What is the rate for renting a canoe?

A: The rates are $70/hr per canoe. this includes PFD's (Personal Flotation Devices) which must be worn by everyone.

Q: How many people can fit in a canoe?

A: 3 Adults maximum, or 2 adults and 2 small children (both children less than 60lbs/28kg)

Q: Is there an age limit?

A: There must be at least one person per canoe of at least 19years of age.

Q: Can I reserve a canoe?

A: No reservations/bookings here. Just show up and enjoy. There may be a short wait.

Q: Can I bring my baby in the canoe?

A: Everyone needs to wear a PFD, so as long as your child weighs at least 20lbs/9kg, we can accommodate them with our smallest PFD's.

Q: What are your hours?

A: Our summer hours for (July & August) for the gift shop are 9am - 7pm MST. The canoe rentals open at 9am and we stop renting at 5:45pm. In the spring and fall (May ,June, September & October) our hours are shorter, typically from 10am-6pm for the gift shop, and 10am - 4:45pm for the canoes.

Q: Do you rent stand-up paddle boards?

A: No, we only rent canoes.

Q: Are dogs allowed in the canoes?

A: Yes, we allow dogs in our canoes, but we reserve the right to make a final decision on site depending on the size/temperament of the dog.

Q: Can we bring our own boat to Emerald Lake?

A: Yes, you may use your own non-motorized boat on Emerald Lake. (Electric motors are Not permitted).

Q: Can we bring food/beverages in the canoes?

A: We do NOT permit consumption of alcoholic beverages in the canoes, but feel free to pack a lunch/snacks if you want.

Q: Do you have somewhere to leave gear/extra clothing while canoeing?

A: No. Please be prepared to bring everything with you in the canoe, or leave it in your vehicle.