The creature originally referred to as Naitaka, an ancient spirit which required animal sacrifices in order for sailors to have safe passage across Okanagan lake. It is a prehistoric creature who must have arrived in the area before the continent blocked off the ocean. Surviving deep in the mysterious waters it remains unchallenged and unharmed to this day.
There have been several sightings of the Ogopogo since settlements around Okanagan lake. The first being in 1860. Known to be approximately 15 – 20 feet in length with multiple humps on his back. Tales of the head's distinct features vary but all are comparable to features one would find on a prehistoric sturgeon.
The search for the Ogopogo in Okanagan lake is part of what makes Kelowna so unique.