A jam-packed day of aquatic adventure

For a different perspective on the Okanagan Valley, Walnut Beach Resort guests along the Okanagan Lake can venture to the Penticton River Channel and float down the lazy body of water for an afternoon. With just an inflatable raft or tube, travellers will be ready to launch the ultimate leisure activity.

The man-made stream, which is also referred to as the Okanagan River Channel, has helped regulate flooding and water flow from Okanagan Lake to Skaha Lake since the 1950s, when it was first created. The ride is approximately 7 kilometres (4 miles) long with a spot to relax at the halfway mark at Green Mountain Road. The activity is a great weekend excursion for Okanagan residents or visitors staying for an adventurous summer getaway.

One the hottest of days, floaters can tote a light cooler of ice-cold beverages to sip on as they meander along the carefully carved channel. Many locals have made the most of their day trip away from the Osoyoos hotel by fitting in an early swim at the Okanagan Lake in the morning, wandering down the river and then topping off the afternoon swimming on Skaha Beach.

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