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Float the Channel

A Penticton bucket list item is floating the Penticton River Channel which connects Okanagan Lake to Skaha Lake. Slap on some sunscreen, wear a hat, bring some water and snacks to spend a few hours leisurely drifting the cool waters of the Pent...

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A Penticton bucket list item is floating the Penticton River Channel which connects Okanagan Lake to Skaha Lake.

Slap on some sunscreen, wear a hat, bring some water and snacks to spend a few hours leisurely drifting the cool waters of the Penticton Channel. You are sure to make friends along the way. 

Choose to disembark at the half-way point (Green Mountain Road) where you can find live entertainment in the summer, a food stand and a gas station. If you decide to float until the end, do not float past the Highway 97 bridge at the channel’s outlet to Skaha Lake.

Coyote Cruises

If you are looking to rent a tube or raft or simply require transportation once you are done floating the Channel, Coyote Cruises can help you out. They can pick you and your tube up at the half-way mark or if you wish to float to the end, they will be there too. For pricing and additional information, go to Coyote Cruises Website.

Safety Advice:

  • People are advised to use caution when using the Channel
  • Take extra safety measures by wearing a lifejacket or floatation device
  • Avoid tying floatation devices together or to oneself, and not to float alone
  • When approaching bridges, remember to stay clear of bridge pilings