We're certain that 2019 is going to be the year of the lazy river float! There are so many amazing hidden spots around Canada where you can break out your floaties and cruise down a winding river in style.

Floating is such an enticing summer activity because it immerses you in nature without much effort. It's the ultimate way to chill out in a season that's meant to be all about having fun. Just like the river carries you away on your tube, it also carries away any worries you have so you can snooze or booze it up in the sun. No matter what your float style, we've put together a list of everything you'll need for the perfect summer river float adventure.

Here are 7 outdoor summer essentials you might want to pick up before you head down to the river:

Waterproof Speaker

Price: $119.99

Why you need it: Create a party atmosphere out on the river this summer by being the DJ with this amazing waterproof speaker.

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A Canadian Pool Floatie

Price: $87.99

Why you need it: Any self-respecting Canadian can get behind a patriotic floatie! They have loon, Maple Leaves, beavers, and cannabis leaves. You can also find the right float for you this summer based on your zodiac sign.

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Natural Sunscreen

Price: $17.99

Why you need it: The last thing you want is sun damage so lather on this non-toxic sunscreen liberally before your float.

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Microfibre Towel

Price: $27.99

Why you need it: Way more absorbent than your average towel, this is a must have to dry off your soggy bottom after the float! 

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Waterproof Dry Bag

Price: $13.99

Why you need it: Anyone driving themselves for their river float needs to have a waterproof bag for their car keys and other stuff.

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Floating Cooler

Price: $56.61

Why you need it: This is the easiest way to bring your squad's drinks with you. It'll keep drinks cool and keep them all together for recycling after. Hook it up to trail behind you as you float!

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Waterproof Phone Case

Price: $12.99

Why you need it: If you'll want to be taking photos, checking emails or doing an Instagram live right from the water, then you'll need this waterproof case for your phone.

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