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Bear Tubing the Cannon River with the Movie Bears

Sat, Aug 6th, 11am
Welch Mill

We're Bear Tubing down the Cannon River with the Minneapolis Movie Bears! Come join a flotilla of 50 bears as we enjoy the scenery on our backs with a cold drink in hand!

Bring your sunscreen, bug spray, and whatever beverages you want (including alcohol!) as long as they're not in glass containers. You can even bring a plastic (not styrofoam) cooler and tie it into another tube (you'll have to pay extra for the tube). The cost this year is $10 a tube (cash only).

Please note a couple of changes due to the high-water this year:

  • The "Lunch Ladies" will NOT be there with their grill to meet us halfway, so you may want to bring something extra to snack on this year. Make sure it's waterproofed!
  • It will be a faster trip this year so we will finish early (about 2 hours). For those that want to go to Treasure Island Casino to eat at the buffet, be aware that the dinner buffet (Prime Rib!) doesn't open until 4pm. There are several other nearby small restaurants in the area that will pop up on a Google search if you don't want to wait until then.

There is no RSVP needed for this event, but be checked-in and ready by 11am (or earlier) to float with the group. Last year we had a full bus-load that left 15 minutes early! See the NCBears event page for more details.

A VALID DRIVERS LICENSE is required to rent tubes (one deposit per group, maximum 15 tubes under one deposit). Life jackets are available upon request free of charge. We recommend wearing a pair of tennis shoes or sandals on your trip. Anyone ten years of age or under are required to wear a life jacket according to law.

*Glass bottles and containers, Styrofoam coolers, kegs, beer bongs, and beads are NOT allowed on the river. Please help us keep the water clean by putting all trash in coolers or plastic bags*


Welch Mill Canoeing and Tubing
26389 Co.Rd. 7 Blvd.
Welch, MN 55089 (See map below)
Phone: (651) 388-9857


  • Meet at 11am (or earlier) at Welch Mill to rent your tube. ($9) Bring your Valid Driver's License and Cash (no credit cards)
  • Bus for the drop-off point leaves at Noon
  • Float down the river... we'll stop halfway for BYO lunch
  • Arrive back at Welch Mill to de-tube and cruise back home!

Tubing Rate: $9/tube *Any tubes not returned will require a $15 replacement fee*

Tube Trip Info

  • Long Trip 3 1/2 - 4 1/2 hours
  • Short Trip 1 hour. (You may float our Short Trip as many times as you would like while we are shuttling)
  • Tube Trips vary due to fluctuating water level.
  • Use the river at your own Risk
  • Welch Mill does not accept credit, debit, or check cards as payment


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