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The Channel Float
On a hot summer day, lie back on a giant rubber floatie and let the lazy river carry your stress away.

A right of passage when you visit Penticton 

The 7 km lake to lake channel float is a must do summer activity in Penticton and great fun for the whole family.

The float starts at Coyote Cruises on Riverside Drive and slowly drifts from Okanagan Lake all the way down to Skaha Lake.

If you don’t want to float the whole way there is a mid-way stopping point at Green Mountain Road.

You are welcome to use your own floatie and the bigger and more flamboyant the better. Multi-coloured unicorns and fluorescent pink flamingos earn big bragging rights. Don’t worry if you don’t have your own floatie, you can rent one at Coyote Cruises. They have everything from single tubes to 12 seater floating islands. 

They also operate regular shuttle busses, to bring you back to the start you’ve finished your Penticton Channel float.

On top of the picturesque views, warm sunshine and cool waters, you’re sure to make new friends as you float along your merry way!

Channel Float Tips

  • Use caution when floating the Penticton Channel as water levels change
  • Use sunscreen and stay hydrated – it can take 3-4 hours to float the entire length of the channel
  • Ensure small children and non-swimmers wear a lifejacket or floatation device
  • Keep valuables (keys, wallet, phone etc.) in a waterproof bag or container
  • Stay clear of bridge pilings
  • Do not tie floatation devices together and it’s not recommended to float alone

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