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Saw this from Windows 10 wallpaper. Hope that someone can help find this - blue lake with snowy mountain. I want to go here one day! Looks very serene.

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    Probably Banff or Jasper parks – blackbird Jul 27 '16 at 13:36
  • Anecdote: there is a motorcyclists who makes vlogs I watch from Alberta; he gets drone shots of Lake Louise all the time. It is simply the most beautiful scenery (to me) I have ever seen. – CGCampbell Jul 27 '16 at 13:54
  • Video of a wedding at the Lake Louise: youtu.be/ok6L6rvquCE?t=9s – CoDEmanX Jul 28 '16 at 8:22
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    Just for your information - there is a website exactly designed for such problems: where-is-this.com :) – OddDev Jul 28 '16 at 11:25
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The picture is from Lake Louise in Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada, in the Canadian Rockies. That view is probably from the Fairmont hotel.

It's one of the top nature destinations in Canada and if you're interested in visiting, they're open pretty much all year round though to get that view you have to go in summer.

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    "arguably easier" → "essential" – gerrit Jul 27 '16 at 13:57
  • @gerrit yup, fixed. Can't find a proper rights free picture of the lake :-/ – blackbird Jul 27 '16 at 13:58
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    Try advanced google images search by copyright status. See also this answer on Academia.SE. – gerrit Jul 27 '16 at 14:03
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    Not sure how work summer on Canada because I live on the equator meridian and only know rain/dry season. But wont you need winter to see the snow on the mountain? – Juan Carlos Oropeza Jul 27 '16 at 15:36
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    @JuanCarlosOropeza it's a glacial lake, the water comes from a glacier which is solid even in summer (though it gains volume in winter). Check out Lefroy Glacier – blackbird Jul 27 '16 at 15:47
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Since someone wondered if it could be winter in one of the comments, here is what winter looks like enter image description here

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    That looks like fun. – axsvl77 Jul 28 '16 at 1:44

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