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Daydream and Drift Your Cares Away

Float your cares away! Folks have been merrily floating the Similkameen River, daydreaming and drifting their way along the river for generations, making it one of the most popular activities in our valley. Grab an inner tube or even a blow-up air mattress and plunge right in! You can float for hours between Bromley Rock and the Red Bridge or the Red Bridge and Cawston. Enjoy the serenity of drifting through slow running currents, feeling your toes start to wrinkle in the crystal clear river.

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Drifting times on the Similkameen

Bromley Rock to the Red Bridge:4 to 5 hours
Red Bridge to Keremeos Pine Park:2 hours
Red Bridge to Cawston’s Kobau Park:3.5 hours
Similkameen River

Floating the Day Away

The cool running waters of the Similkameen will carry you away quickly, so make sure you’re ready for the ride. There’s no better way to spend a sizzling summer day than slathered in sunscreen, laying back, floating the river, and watching the valley slip by. Ranchlands dotted with grazing cattle line the river between the Red Bridge and Keremeos’ Pine Park. It’s the perfect way to watch for eagles and osprey taking flight, fishing for their next meal.

Similkameen River near Hedley

There are no river outfitters here, so you’ll need to arrange to be picked up at your final destination. It takes a little more planning, but around these parts, we think the best things in life are worth a little extra effort.

A relaxing way to pass the day

Enter the Similkameen River from the Bridge of Dreams in Princeton and float, kayak or canoe all the way to Bromley Rock or on to Cawston. You can also spend a lazy day kayaking or canoeing on the Tulameen River or kayaking between Coalmont and Princeton. Contact the Princeton Visitor Centre for updated information on the river access, due to flooding in 2021.

Enter at Princeton for a long float

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