June, July, and August are always filled with long lazy days and ice cream. Our favourite way to unwind and relax on the weekends is by seeking out a river float with some BFFs to chat, drink, and laze the day away. One of the most epic spots for river tubing in B.C. will open on June 27 so there will be plenty of time to squeeze in a float this summer.

Aaron Frisby, the owner of the Tube Shack by Cowichan River, confirmed to Narcity that they'll be running this 2020 season.

They rent tubes and provide pick up shuttles down the river for river floaters. And, they just got approval from the Town of Lake Cowichan to operate.

There are a ton of new ways to keep everyone as safe as possible this summer. As part of the new procedures this year, they'll only be letting 20 tubers hit the river every half hour. That means you'll have to book your spot online before you go.

"Our biggest concern is that not everyone is going to be able to use our service because we're limited to how many people we can put up," said Frisby. 

If you want to put the Cowichan River float on your summer bucket list, then it'll pay to book your spot early.

Even though this year's float will be a tiny bit different, it won't be any less fun.

"I think it's one of the better ways you can socially distance this summer," said Frisby. It's easy to stay away from other people when you're literally floating away from them.

Plus, after many of us spent the spring cooped up indoors, tubing is a "great break from technology because you can just kinda hang out in the great summer weather," said Frisby.

If you do visit Vancouver Island from the mainland, be sure to respect the towns you're visiting and observe local guidelines.

Ready to let loose and let your worries float away? This place has to be on your B.C. summer bucket list.

Tube Shack Cowichan River Float

Price: $20+

When: Opens Saturday, June 27

Address: 109 South Shore Rd., Lake Cowichan, BC

Why You Need To Go: You can safely social distance down the Cowichan River this summer on Vancouver Island because you deserve to kick your feet up. 

We 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.

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