If you look really carefully over the water at Okanagan Lake, you might just see something curious pop out of the ripples. Perhaps it’s the Ogopogo, the mysterious creature of the deep?
What is the Ogopogo?
Often compared to Scotland’s Loch Ness Monster, sightings of the infamous Ogopogo date back to the early settlers of 1873. Even before then, legend has it that the local First Nations had stories passed down about a creature they referred to as N’ha-a-itk, or “snake of the water.”
Eyewitnesses have described the creature as being humped, with green, grey or dark-coloured skin, possibly snake-like.