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Spotted Lake - Canada

Located near the city of Osoyoos in British Columbia, Canada's Spotted Lake is a must for ecotravellers and draws thousands and thousands of visitors from around the world to come and see this beautiful and natural phenomenon. When the water level is low, the calcium, sodium and magnesium sulphate, silver and titanium filled lake dissolves and separates into more than 365 separate pools, forming strange circular swirling patters that you walk in and amongst and around.

The green traveller who also has a spiritual side will be interested to hear that the lake has long been considered to be a sacred healing lake by local First Nations' groups. The Spotted Lake is believed to be the most mineralized lake in the world and each of the circles hold a different healing cure.

When looking for a place to stay in Osoyoos, the ecotourist should take a look at the Watermark Beachfront Resort. The Resort is committed to managing an environmentally sustainable business. Through conservation programs and employee training their environmentally friendly actions are really making a difference.

If, however, you're a green traveler looking to splash out and pamper yourself, then you should look no further than the Spirit Ridge Vineyard and Spa. This resort brings all the treasures of the Osoyoos BC area together in a one-of-a-kind lodging experience, infused and immersed with wine, food, golf, possibility and culture. But, the best thing about this resort is that it is a Bellstar resort, which prides itself on being green and takes ecotourism very seriously. Indeed, they have a Green Program which they ensure all their hotels and resorts abide by.