This is the lake Khiluk better known by the name of Spotted Lake. A lake with a surface shaped spots like polka-dot fabric overlays. An alkaline lake situated in the northwestern part of Osoyoos, British Columbia, Canada. The lake water contains approximately twelve minerals. Among these are magnesium sulfate, sodium sulfate, and calcium with the highest concentration in the earth.
When summer comes, most of the Spotted Lake water is evaporated, leaving a small amount of water in the basins along the entire mineral content. The minerals are then produced a circular pattern colorful. The color changes every year, according to the degree of concentration of magnesium sulfate in it.
This Spotted Lake was formerly part of the property belonging to Ernest Smith and his family. For 40 years, the family retained ownership of Khiluk although some parties trying to buy. Then, in 2001 Smith sold the lake area to First Nations and Indian Affairs at a price of 870,000 dollars.
The locals believe that the lake is magical. According to them, Spotted Lake is very effective for the treatment of various diseases. The minerals contained in it even once used for the production of munitions during World War I. Until now the lake is still closed to the public. People who want to visit can only watch the beauty of the highway. But there are also visitors who are desperate to get down to see the lake up close.