Some of the best memories are made in bathing suits. Every year we look forward to spending our time splashing at the beach or relaxing on a pool float with our friends. If you think life is better on the water than you'll want to visit B.C.'s lazy river where you can float for three blissful hours.
Cowichan River is the worst kept secret float on Vancouver Island but we love it anyway. Here you'll find sparkling crystal clear water that is an incredible spot to go floating.
To get there, it is a three and a half-hour drive plus a ferry ride from Vancouver.
Instead of wasting time trying to map out where it is safe to float, you can get The Tube Shack to handle everything for you. They have a shuttle service and tube rentals so you can come as you are.
This way, you can focus on enjoying the day as you float your troubles away. The relaxing adventure takes between two and a half to three hours, where you'll get to soak up the sunshine.
Along the way, you'll get to see some old bridges, beaches, plus some cute cottages.
The trip is a fun mix of shallow, slow-moving water and later some mini rapids to keep things exciting.
To make it easier for you to chat with your friends as you lounge on the river, you can even request for a rope to tie all your rafts together.
To have the best experience ever, you can even bring along your phone and some waterproof speakers. To ensure your stuff stays dry, they have coolers you can rent for $10.
They are perfect for holding all your snacks and refreshing beverages too. If you wanted, you could even pack a picnic to enjoy, so go nuts and bring all your favourite treats.
To ensure you don't get lost, the area you need to get off to board the bus is clearly marked. The last pickup is at 6:30 p.m., giving you loads of time if you want to enjoy a swim too.
Eager to try this experience with your friends? It is $20.00 a person, but if you have a pool float to use, then it is just $5 for the shuttle.
Cowichan River Tubing
Address: 109 South Shore Rd., Lake Cowichan, BC
Why You Need To Go: You can float for three hours on this lazy river.
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