Vrbas River is the river, which flows through Banja Luka, the main city in Republika Srpska, and according to their habitants the capital of it. You can follow the river to Jajce direction with the car and stop in some beautiful places like a mills zone, where you can do excursions and see the old mills of the zone; and...
Vrbas River is the bigest fortune of Banja Luka city. Great for walk nearby the river, have nice restaurants and bars nearby, great for fishing as well. If you go upper out of town, water is cristal clear and beautifull for cayak, rafting, swiming, fishing.
One thing is for sure, without Vrbas river this town wouldn't exist.
The water is chilly even in the middle of summer as to be expected since it is coming down from the mountains, but what a beautiful way to cool off when hot. I enjoyed swimming in it and watching all the other people swimming and of course watching the Dajak boats. Next time I will insist on getting a ride...
The Vrbas river is really beautiful river which offers lot of possibilities. You can sit in cafes and watch the view, you can swimm there, go for rafting, Dajak boats - local speciality or just chill out next to the river on some beach :)