Kalamalka Lake - Vernon, British Columbia
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N 50° 16.004 W 119° 16.530
11U E 337833 N 5570765
Quick Description: Come with us and visit the murals of Vernon: There are currently 27 murals and featured is Kalamalka Lake #B26 in the walking tour guide available at the visitor's centre.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 9/3/2014 2:26:20 PM
Waymark Code: WMMD7D
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
Chilutsus meaning long lake cut in the middle is now known as Kalamalka Lake for the Okanagan Indian chief who occupied its northern shores.

What makes Kalamalka Lake so spectacular is at different times of the year the colour of the lake can range from cyan to indigo. The colour of the water is derived from light scattering, caused by the precipitation of calcite.

There are two provincial parks situated along Kalamalka Lake: Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park and Protected Area and Kekuli Bay Provincial Park.

Kalamalka Lake is a glacial lake that flows into Okanagan Lake.

All the murals are well done paying tribute to the artist's talent and creativity for any passersby to enjoy.

The murals are numbered and we will showcase
# B26 – Kalamalka Lake

Kalamalka Lake

3304 33rd Street

This mural was based on a photo taken by George Meers. It depicts the emerald hues of Kalamalka Lake. The photo was black and white, but coloured by Mr. Meers through a process known as hand tinting.

Lead Artist: Michelle Loughery

Contributing Artists:
Jodi Falker
Jesse Hannas
Kim Harrer
David Main
Natalie Mosser
Rae Murphy
Crystal Schrauwen
Cheryl Wishart


From the Kalamalka Lake

The Downtown Vernon Association has invested considerable resources into the creation of the 27 amazing works of art that grace our downtown buildings. These murals depict the history, culture, scenery, and folklore that made Vernon what it is today.

The mural project was a multi-year collaborative effort that included youth employment, revitalization, and heritage conservation strategies.
From the Downtown Vernon Murals

 Kalamalka Lake

City: Vernon

Location Name: Wayside Printing

Artist: Michelle Loughery

Date: 2002

Media: Painted on concrete building blocks

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
Please give the date and description of your visit. One original photo of the mural must also be submitted. GPSr photo NOT required.
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