We crossed the border into Canada in Osoyoos. From there we stopped at a couple Provincial Park that did not disappoint.
Haynes Point Provincial Park
This cute little Provincial Park is located almost entirely on a narrow piece of land that extends out into the middle of Osoyoos Lake. If you go out to the point, you get a good view of the lake in both directions. Seth and I wandered out to the point just so that Seth could sit ‘in the middle’ of the lake.
Not a Provincial Park, but a weird lake. Spotted Lake is a saline endorheic alkali lake (yes I had to look that up) and contains dense deposits of magnesium sulfate, calcium and sodium sulfates. Each season the lake changes color depending on which mineral is most prevalent (pink, blue/green, white, etc). The lake also appears to have spots. The lake is so shallow that the water evaporates easily leaving dense areas of minerals and less dense areas which create the spots.
E. C. Manning Provincial Park
Great park to have lunch in, just watch out for bears. Luckily we didn’t see any while we ate, but we were warned by rangers that bear sightings are very normal in this park.
Hedley Heritage Museum
Hedley was a mining town and you can still see much of the old mine machinery and entrances up on the sides of the mountain. We went to the Hedley Heritage Museum with Seth and had some fun getting our hands on vintage mining equipment.