The spotted lake of Osoyoos

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Osoyoos is a town in the southern Okanagan Valley in , near the border with the State of Washington. And in case you have in mind a trip to the region, do not miss the opportunity to visit this lake, a destination like no other on earth.

Osoyoos

Osoyoos

Sunset Oliver

Sunset Oliver

Osoyoos Spotted Lake

Osoyoos Spotted Lake

It is called the Spotted Lake which is near the town of Osoyoos and is a natural phenomenon that covers an area of 38 hectares. The lake is composed of more than 365 different groups, which are similar in various ways. That’s the main reason why this lake is called spotted. The water of the lake contains calcium sulfate, sodium and magnesium, silver, titanium and many other natural minerals. It is a strange tourist destination in summer because as the lake dries, the evaporation of water and mud leaves white figures and circles in pale yellow, green and blue in the lake. These beautiful colors depend on the mineral content of each lake. This lake was considered a sacred healing lake by the locals. For many years, mud and water was used to relieve aches and pains. In addition, during the First World War the minerals of the lake were used to make ammunition. Today the land of Osoyoos is surrounded by a wall. During tours many tourists visit this place walking down the road. The truth is that this natural beauty is scientifically described as saline and alkaline.

Osoyoos SunRise

Osoyoos SunRise

Peanut Lake

Peanut Lake

Osoyoos is a town of many faces, surrounded by meadows, uplands and mountains that ensure that outdoor recreation. People who are into sports  come to Osoyoos both in summer and winter, as it gives them the chance to practice their favorite sports then.

Osoyoos Spotted Lake

Osoyoos Spotted Lake

Osoyoos Spotted Lake

Osoyoos Spotted Lake

 Travel photos: Harley Mac, Wizard of Wonders™, Chris McKibbin, Vishal Sood, K. Gatchev, Carlos Mejia.

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