Get your float on: This epic B.C. lazy river offers nearly 3 hours of summer fun

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Lush forests, colourful floaties, and beautifully clear waters are just a few of the reasons why the Cowichan River makes the ideal tubing experience.

Located on Vancouver Island near Duncan, the Cowichan River Shack opens in June and offers nearly three hours of floating fun down the waterway. Visitors may opt to bring their own fancy floatie or rent one from the Tube Shack.

The relaxing float winds it way through the breathtaking Cowichan Valley, which offers scenic views of the forest, rolling hills and even some beautiful old bridges. What’s more, the first hour of the float is extremely laid-back, providing the ideal time to relax under the bright summer sun.

Visitors may also stop in a few places along their aquatic journey to get off and explore some beautiful beaches. In addition, the end of the ride offers a chance for them to enjoy a refreshing swim before heading home.

The operators also provide a shuttle that runs every 10 minutes, with a last shuttle departing at 6:30 p.m.

Tubing can be extremely dangerous in places where the current is strong. Therefore, it is recommended that tubers only go to places that have been approved safe for public use. Further, visitors should never consume alcohol before going tubing.

Cowichan River Float

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