Spotted Lake

Natural Medicine Lake

The magical lake in Canada, is transformed into a fascinating polka-dotted landscape of yellow, green and blue spots, due to composition of minerals.

Spotted Lake, also known as Lake Kliluk, is a saline endorheic alkali lake, located northwest of Osoyoos in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. It is a cultural and ecologically sensitive area, and one of the most visited natural attractions of Canada.

Originally known to the First Nations of the Okanagan Valley as ‘Kliluk’, it has been a sacred place for centuries by the indigenous people of the Okanagan Nation. They believe it is a traditional medicine lake, and different circles have healing and medicinal properties.

The Lake is rich in a variety of minerals, including calcium, sodium sulphates and magnesium sulphate, and even small concentrations of silver and titanium. When climate is hotter, the water evaporates and decreases in level allowing for the composition of the minerals and their crystallization which are colored white, yellow, green or blue, giving the lake its polka-dot effect and natural pools of magical charm.

The extraordinary beauty of the lake can be viewed from the fence that has been erected for protection from the liabilities of public access.

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LocationOkanagan and Similkameen Valley
British Columbia,

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