BC has a number of beautiful beaches to enjoy during the summer months; however, there’s nothing like the a lazy drift down the breathtaking Shuswap River.
Located in the beautiful Shuswap region, the refreshing route takes you through scenic mountain ranges and lush riverbanks.
What’s more, the area enjoys some of the hottest temperatures in the province, and is ideal for some toasty summertime relaxation.
There are a number of different routes to take, so you can choose the length and level of difficulty in advance. In fact, some routes take under 2 hours, while others take 6 – 7!
With that being said, it is important to prepare for the ride ahead of time. If you plan to ride all day, you’ll want to take adequate water, sun protection, as well as snacks.
If you are new to tubing, or simply haven’t visited the river in general, start with the slowest, safest, and shortest route. Specifically, the Belvidere Park to Tuey Park route. And, if you want to stop early, you can get out at the boat launch north of the Riverside RV Park.
Moreover, be aware that the higher the river, the faster the flow. Therefore, you will enjoy a faster ride, but it will increase the level of danger. As such, drifters should exercise caution and always be aware of potential hazards. Indeed, the waterway is a river, and not a channel. As a result, it will be more unpredictable.
In addition, the river runs through some private properties. So, you should always use designated launch and disembarkation sites. What’s more, the route is a salmon spawning ground, and it is important to keep the area clean and garbage free.
Can’t wait 😊 to do some paddleboarding and floating down the river. It is just minutes from my place and on Sunday @thehappybuddhafoodtruck was parked here with lots of vegan options. I was in heaven! Tried @wearevegilante tempeh from Kelowna and it was so good! The river is calling. 💦 #tubingdowntheriver #enderbyriver #coolingofftheheat #okanagansummer #riverpaddleboarding
Be sure to check out this Metro Vancouver lazy river that ends in an aquamarine swimming hole! Also, check out this epic 4 mile drift down a scenic waterway.
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