Osoyoos, Canada

The Spotted Lake (Kliluk)

A lake sacred to the Native Americans, composed of 365 separate pools of highly concentrated minerals


This strangely-patterned body of water is located between the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys in British Columbia's desert.

It contains large amounts of magnesium sulfate, calcium and sodium sulfates and twelve other minerals including traces of silver and titanium.

Considered a sacred medicine spot by First Nations in both Canada and the U.S.,the lake is surrounded by cairns - rock piles often indicating graves - built by the Nations throughout their history.

  • Hours
    can be viewed at any time from Highway 3
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  • Address
    Highway 3, 8.8 kms (5.5 miles) west of Osoyoos., Osoyoos, V0H 1V5, Canada
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