You can float in Canada’s first hot tub boats soon in B.C.


This summer you can don a swimsuit, grab some friends, and sit back and relax as you float down a scenic B.C. waterway…inside a hot tub boat.

That’s right: A new company claiming to be “Canada’s First Hot Tub on Water” is launching in Victoria, with plans to expand quickly into Kelowna and Vancouver.

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Hot Tub Boat Canada is prepping to hit the water on July 6 in Victoria, for outings in the upper harbour and gorge waterway.

No boating licence is required, and the hot tubs have capacity for up to six riders. The “captain” must be at least 19 years old, and all passengers must be at least 12 years old.

The hot tubs are filled with fresh water for each trip, and the hot water is maintained on board by a stove and heated briquettes to last the 1.5-hour rides. Passengers can expect to pay about $65 per person for the experience.

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom