Vaseux Lake is a freshwater lake located along the course of the
Okanagan River in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Canada.
The lake has the towns Okanagan Falls to the north, and Oliver to
the south. The lake stage is controlled by McIntyre Dam. Vasuex
Creek (and the associated alluvial fan) are to the south, near McIntyre
Bluff; however, it does not flow into Vaseux Lake.
name "vaseux" is French, meaning muddy or murky, which
is descriptive of the lake's silty water.
by this place daily for over a year and I still get surprised sometimes
by the different looks effected by seasons and weather conditions.
There is at least one scene, when the lake surface is frozen just
enough to have a thin sheet of ice forming a perfect reflection
of the mountains with a full moon in front of a deep blue sky just
before the night falls, that is etched in my mind and still trying
to capture on camera.
be guilty of having too many photographs of this little puddle of
water and the same piece of rock. My apologies if, after these pictures,
you never want to see another picture of Vaseux Lake again.