People tubing down the Cowichan River On a warm sunny day on Vancouver Island, imagine lazily floating down a pristine river with stunning scenery all around you.You can close your eyes as you are warmed under the sun’s rays, let your toes dip in the water and float your worries away. The good news  is that this is not just something made up in our imaginations – it can all happen during tubing excursion down the Cowichan River near Duncan, BC.

At The Prancing Horse Retreat, we are blessed to meet visitors from all over the world every year. Some come to the island searching for peace and solitude, which makes our mountain top retreat the perfect hiding place. Others however come to enjoy nature and take in all the outdoor adventures the island has to offer and our retreat is near many of the top choices of things to do. Tubing is one option that is fun for all ages and a truly relaxing way to spend the day. The Cowichan River is a popular spot as the easy flowing, crystal clear water and pristine scenery are just breathtaking.

The river flows from Cowichan Lake and ends at Cowichan Bay and with a gentle flow to the river, you can just relax and float – no strenuous work involved! The Tube Shack can provide you and whoever you have a long with single or double tubes and get you all set up. They also provide a complimentary shuttle service back to your starting point. They are open from 10am – 5pm everyday and also provide online booking to make sure you secure the tubes you desire. It is a 2.5 hour journey that will be one to remember as you see some of the most beautiful and serene areas on the island. If you plan on doing this kind of activity, we suggest wearing a lifejacket if you have some fear of the water, bring sunscreen, and wear suitable footwear as the river bed can be rocky.

This is just one of the many adventures you can take in here on Vancouver Island. Mark your calendars and get a trip in before summer ends! Skip the hotel in town and choose to stay with us at the Prancing Horse Retreat on Malahat Mountain. With views of the Olympic Mountains, a natural paradise setting and magnificent accommodations, it is a bed and breakfast you will never forget. Contact us at (250) 743-9378 for reservation information.

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