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B.C.'s colour-changing lake among world's most beautiful waterways

Tuesday, September 20th 2022, 3:00 pm - Jaclyn Whittal, a meteorologist at The Weather Network, explains why B.C.'s Kalamalka Lake never looks the same colour.

British Columbia's pristine Kalamalka Lake is known for the frequency of its changing colours. Often referred to as Kal Lake locally, it has been noted among the top 10 most beautiful lakes in the world, according to National Geographic. However, there’s a lot more to Kalamalka Lake than meets the eye.

It has a maximum depth of 142 metres and is only 16 kilometres in length. Kal Lake, geologically, is considered a glacial lake but don't let that fool you. During the summer months, the average temperature of the water ranges anywhere from 22°C to 27°C.

Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story and video referred to Kalamalka Lake as the "Lake of a thousand colours."

Watch the video above to get the full story on B.C.'s Kalamalka Lake from The Weather Network's Jaclyn Whittal.

With files from Jaclyn Whittal, a meteorologist at The Weather Network.

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