June 25, 2015 - 4:30 PM
PENTICTON - This weekend’s prediction of sizzling temperatures will likely result in one of the busiest weekends so for this year for Penticton channel tubing.
Be warned, the full length of the channel will not be open until Canada Day, so floaters are being asked not to go past the under construction Satikw Bridge.
Chris Scott with the Penticton Indian Band Development Corporation says with the hot weather and the weekend kicking off summer vacation for many, the urge to tube past Green Mountain Road might be hard to resist.
“I suspect there will be floaters trying to go past the bridge and although there may not be construction going on, there is a float across the river to deter floaters from going underneath the structure," he says. "July 1 is officially the date the channel will be open the full length.”
That’s also when Coyote Cruises begins full length channel operation.
For those who reach the Satikw Bridge, it’s a long walk with limited options for pickup between Green Mountain Road and the end of the channel, as access to the channel pathway is also restricted due to bridge construction.
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