British Columbia

British Columbia is home to some unreal mountain ranges. Glacier rivers flow through stunning landscape. Calm flowing rivers mixed in with deeper slow moving spots. The many interior costal regions create some amazing ocean floating. Spring is still chilly but summer is golden. Vancouver island plays host to some of the best floats in the province.

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ALLOUETTE RIVER - MAPLE RIDGE

This section will take a couple of hours to float. The river can be quite shallow, so there may be sections you need to walk past. Going earlier in the Summer would be best as the water level will be higher. A little busier than the nearby Coquitlam river, but overall pretty under-the-radar. Clearly the word isn't out to the greater population in Maple Ridge or Vancouver.

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COQUITLAM RIVER - PORT COQUITLAM

The river can be shallow, so early Summer is better than later. Expect to bouce off some rocks on the way down. The last stretch from Gates Park to Pitt River Road is much slower and deeper. Dropping in to the higher section isn't recommended as the rapids are much stronger. There is a great bike trail along the river bank. Throw a pile of bikes in the truck and you can get back to your car upriver on two wheels. Also eliminates the need for a shuttle car. This section will take about 2 hours to float

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VIMY RIVER - DUNCAN

Dreamboats would not exist without this float. It's where we fell in love with floating and is still our fave to this day. This winding float has some little forks and rapids that make it super fun. The water is a great temperature for swimming and there's even some cliff jumping about 3/4 of the way down. It does end in somewhat of a canyon, so the sun will disappear earlier than you want it to. Best to start before 12:30pm for that reason. This route doesn't have any rental companies on it, so it's a lot less busy than the route from Cowichan Lake. Also, the water can get pretty shallow in August, depending on the rainfall etc. Best month to go is July. Expect the float to take about 3 hours

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COWICHAN RIVER - SKUTZ FALLS

This is a more intense float, with multiple rapids sections. Life jackets strongly recommended. Do not go past the well marked exit sign. The canyon that follows is not floatable. Approx floating time 1.5 hours

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COWICHAN RIVER - COWICHAN LAKE

Multiple entry and exit points are possible, depending on how long you want to float. You can extend the float past Little Beach if you can arrange a place to park on Hudgrove Road. The river front is private there, so don't go trudging through somebody's yard without permission. This float starts at the weir in the lake and picks up speed as it gets into the river. There's also a little bridge in Cowichan Lake that you can jump off into the water, but be careful as it can get a little shallow. The float to Little Beach takes around 2 hours and shuttle service is available from The Tube Shack - see cowichanriver.com.

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GOAT RIVER - CRESTON

Details on this float are hard to come by, but expect it to take around 2 hours to complete this section.

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GRANDBY RIVER - GRAND FORKS

The Granby River is one of the best floats in BC, flowing through beautiful scenery with clear water. The full route takes around 4 hours. It's also possible to continue on to the merge with the Kettle River if you want to try an alternate route Between the Kettle and the Granby, Grand Forks is among the best floating destinations in North America

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KETTLE RIVER - ROCK CREEK 

A nice relaxing float that takes about 3.5 hours.

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KETTLE RIVER - GRAND FORKS

Multiple entry and exit points are available as you float through the town of Grand Forks. It's possible to float sections above and below the one outlined here as well.

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NANAIMO RIVER - NANAIMO

TThe Nanaimo river has numerous very dangerous sections and many people have died on this river. Be very careful with this float and be sure to talk to some locals before you go. Tell them your planned route and ask them if it is safe at that time of year

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NECHAKO RIVER - PRINCE GEORGE

2-3 hours of leisurely float time. The river is wide and deep so no trouble spots to watch out for. Have fun!.

PENTICTON CANAL

The Penticton canal is in the heart of the Okanogan.

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PUNTLEDGE RIVER - COURTNEY

A gorgeous 2 Hour drive from Vancouver takes you to Whistler B.C. Dropping into the river of golden dreams

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Shuswap river - ENderby

The float from Eby to Belvidere is 3 in early Summer, stretching to 6 hours in late Summer The section from Belvidere to Tuey Park ranges from 30 minutes in early summer to 2 hours in late Summer Trinity Bridge to Belvidere is up to 7 hours in late Summer

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Similkameen RIVER BROMLY ROCK - KEREMEOS

Multiple entry/exit points are accessible as the highway follows the river valley. The river can be a little cold, so the best month is July, when the weather is hot and the river is still high. Bromley Rock is along this route, which is a popular cliff-jumping pitstop/campsite along the highway. Bromley Rock to the Red Bridge is 4-5 hours Red Bridge to Pine Park is 2 hours Red Bridge to Kobau Park is 3-4 hours

River Of Golden Dreams Whistler B.C

A gorgeous 2 Hour drive from Vancouver takes you to Whistler B.C. Dropping into the river of golden dreams