Is this the most surreal spot on Earth?

Canada's 'spotted lake' is one of the world's weirdest places

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Is this the most surreal spot on earth?Most Surreal Spot on Planet?

Canada's 'spotted lake' is one of the most surreal places on Earth.

The lake, found near the city of Osoyoos in British Columbia, only reveals its spots in the summer when the water in the lake evaporates.

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The spots are actually mineral pools that are rich in magnesium sulphate, sodium and other deposits.

Natives used them to treat ailments for thousands of years but now the lake is a huge draw for visitors.

According to Amusing Planet, the spots vary in colour and can be anything from white to green or blue.

While it may look like solid rock that separates the spots, the so-called 'walkways' are actually made up of magnesium sulphate which crystallises and hardens.

The lake was bought by the First Nations and Indian Affairs Department in 2001.

They put up a fence around the bizarre looking pools to keep people from trampling on the pools and walkways, but it's clearly visible from the nearby highway.

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