Native Indians from the Okanagan Valley have long recognized Spotted Lake (known to them as Kliluk) and its perceived healing powers. While the Ernest Smith family attempted to turn the land into a spa during the four decades they owned it, the First Nations—a collection of various Aboriginal groups who are neither Inuit nor Métis—were able to purchase Spotted Lake. Now, a fence surrounds the incredible lake, preserving the land and only allowing tourists to view it from afar.
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