Forget finishing off a pint of ice cream and watching Netflix; we found a better way to unwind. For the ultimate lazy afternoon, you can skip all your responsibilities like laundry and cleaning and go tubing instead. To help you find the best spots to go with your friends, we've made a list of the best lazy rivers in BC for tubing the stress away.\nYou might be surprised how many spots close to your home where you can float in crystal clear water. Some of these gems are off the beaten path, but well worth discovering as they are the ultimate way to enjoy a sunny afternoon with your friends.\nAll you need to get started is a pool ring, but thankfully they are super affordable.\nOr if you rather skip the hassle of planning where to go, there are also a few companies who will do all the work for you. All you need to do is show up, and they will transport you there and back and lend you a water inflatable too.\nMany of these companies also offer you the option to pick between a double or quad float; so you can enjoy the ride next to your friends.\nThe next time the weather is scorching, why not cool off on the river? These are all the spots you will want to visit with your friends:\nSimilkameen River\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Similkameen River, Okanagan-Similkameen H, BC\nWhy You Need To Go: You won't believe how long you can leisurely float along the water. The journey from Bromley Rock to Red Bridge will take nearly five hours where you'll pass gorgeous scenery.\n View this post on Instagram 1 out of 6 hours..always bring a snack boat 🍕 A post shared by l i n d s (@lindsayhack) on Aug 27, 2017 at 9:41pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n\nAlouette River\nPrice: Free\nAddress: 23200 Fern Cres., Maple Ridge, BC\nWhy You Need To Go: You can float down the river, starting at Allco Park to Davidson's Pool. The entire journey will take you a few hours and lead you to a secret swimming hole.\n View this post on Instagram great day for a float with some homies #explorer200 #best25buckseverspent #alouetteriver pc: @kellyyswanson A post shared by Ralph Alvaro (@ralphalv) on Jul 24, 2016 at 11:29am PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n\nCowichan River\nPrice: $20.00 per tube rental\nAddress: Lake Cowichan, BC\nWhy You Need To Go: It is hard to have a more relaxing experience than tubing here. For a small fee, everything will be taken care of for you, including your shuttle to the river and tube rental. The entire journey along the river will take between two to three hours.\n View this post on Instagram A post shared by paige (@paiige.wiilson) on Jul 3, 2019 at 8:30pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n\nPenticton River Channel\nPrice: $18.00 per person\nAddress: For just $18, you can enjoy all-day tubing plus your bus shuttle there and back. The seven-kilometre trip from Okanagan Lake to Skaha Lake is breathtaking and should be on every B.C. summer bucket list.\n View this post on Instagram @tinadoingstuff would say we're channeling our inner tube A post shared by Naomi West (@naomiwest) on Jul 30, 2016 at 7:54pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n\nRiver Of "Golden Dreams"\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Alta Lake, Whistler, BC\nWhy You Need To Go: Starting from Alta Lake you can enjoy the five-kilometre journey to Green Lake. It will take you roughly two hours to complete the route.\n View this post on Instagram Boats n hoes ⚓️👯 #whislyfe #riverofgoldendreams @sianfolley A post shared by casey holla🐣 (@casnorwest) on Jul 7, 2017 at 3:09pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n\nShuswap River\nPrice: Free\nAddress: 8265 Vernon-Sicamous Hwy., Mara, BC\nWhy You Need To Go: The two and a half kilometre adventure from Belvidere Park to Tuey Park makes for a fun afternoon activity.\n View this post on Instagram It was all downstream from there🍺 A post shared by KM (@karaleamillan) on Aug 15, 2016 at 10:38am PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n\nSlocan River\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Central Kootenay H, BC\nWhy You Need To Go: This spot is perfect on a hot day. Along the river, you'll find beaches where you can stop and cool off. There are also several rope swings along the water too.\n View this post on Instagram When you can’t see in the mountains from the smoke, you go to the river 👌🏻🍻 . . . #explore #explorebc #explorecanada #daydrunk #getoutside #exploremore #thegreatoutdoors #getoutstayout #wanderer #wanderlust #slocanriver #beautifulbc #kootrocks #kootenaylife #mountains #westcoast #potd #gopro #cheers #smokedout A post shared by Mandy Wells (@scubamandy100) on Aug 18, 2018 at 4:42pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n\nGranby River\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Grand Forks, BC\nWhy You Need To Go: You can enjoy a peaceful six-hour float from Hummingbird Bridge to Pines Bible Camp.\n View this post on Instagram Back at the Granby #riversesh #besties #watermelon #floats #summertime #homesweethome @madnitude A post shared by E M I L Y R E Z A N S O F F (@emmztagramm) on Aug 4, 2017 at 3:44pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n \n\n\n\n\nWe strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.