Lake Spotting

Canada’s Okanagan Valley is home to a lake like no other. Its dazzling dots are caused by high levels of minerals. For centuries, Spotted Lake has been a sacred site for the First Nations (Canadian native people), who harnessed the healing properties of its mix of minerals.

first-people-of-canadaWater Therapy

First Nations people used the lake’s mud and water to treat aches, pains, and other medical problems. Legend has it that two warring tribes signed a truce so both groups could treat
their injured warriors with the waters. In 2001 the Okanagan First Nations bought the site in order to protect it from development.