River floating is one of the top items on our summer bucket list! If you're curious about river floating but don't know where to start, then we've got you. We painstakingly mapped the best BC lazy rivers so you'll know exactly where to go to kick back and chill out.

Don't forget to grab all of your floating essentials you need before you head out to find these lazy rivers! Plus, you can figure out which floatie works for you based on your zodiac sign.

Here's our map of the seven best lazy rivers for floating this summer in BC:

Cowichan River

Price: $20 for tube rental

Address: Lake Cowichan, BC V0R 2G0

Why you need to go: The tube shack makes floating down this lush river a total breeze—perfect for when you don't want to plan anything and you just want to float!


Alouette River

Price: Free 

Address: 23200 Fern Crescent, Maple Ridge, BC V4R 2S7, Canada

Why you need to go: It's so close to Vancouver and this lazy river float ends in a secret swimming hole in the forest.


Okanagan River

Price: $18 for tube rental and bus

Address: 215 Riverside Dr, Penticton, BC V2A 8M2, Canada

Why you need to go: The sunniest and laziest river in BC winds through the Okanagan desert making it one of the most picturesque floats!


Shuswap River

Price: Free

Address: 8265 Vernon-Sicamous Hwy, Mara, BC V0E 2K0, Canada

Why you need to go: This river float is a hidden gem and you'll feel like you're floating all on your own! Perfect if you don't like to share.


Granby River

Price: Free

Address: Grand Forks, BC V0H

Why you need to go: This little-known floating river has sparkling clear waters and amazing scenery. 


Similkameen River

Price: Free

Address: Similkameen River, Okanagan-Similkameen H, BC V0X

Why you need to go: You can float for almost five continuous hours on this relaxing float that winds through the Okanagan!


Slocan River

Price: Free

Address: Central Kootenay H, BC V0G, Canada

Why you need to go: Along this famous float is plenty of beaches where you can stretch your legs and have a snooze in the sun!


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