Unique stand up paddleboard (SUP) and yoga experience in two scenic locations:


Slocan Lake, BC in the West Kootenays offers quiet, crystal clear waters with breathtaking views of the Selkirk Mountains and Valhalla Wilderness Park.


Columbia River, BC in the East Kootenays offers peaceful meandering waters through a spectacular valley with the Rocky Mountains to the east and The Purcells to the west.


Our groups are small which provides the best experience possible. We look forward to sharing this one of a kind nature inspiring getaways.


“A stunning location for the SUP Weekend Retreat. It was my first time on a SUP and by the end of the weekend we had adventures across Slocan Lake to Wee Sandy Beach and many other cool spots near by. Jill has the gift to balance the teachings of the technical skills of SUP with the need to have fun and explore the outdoors. The weekend was set up so well from the welcome wine and cheese to the accommodation at the unique Domes in New Denver. Thank you Jill for the remarkable weekend that will be forever precious for me!”        Chanel Burgener. Nelson, BC


Paddleboard & Yoga Retreats

  July 3 - 5, 2020 (FULL)

August 14 - 16, 2020

August 21 - 23, 2020


Location: New Denver, BC 


Lodging: The Cottage, a timber frame guesthouse, close to the shores of Slocan Lake. www.thecottagenewdenver.com 


Activities: Energizing morning yoga flow classes. Exploring and paddling the crystal clear waters of Slocan Lake to secluded pebble beaches and waterfalls. You can expect to see eagles and osprey fishing.


Level: Beginner/Intermediate (maximum 5 people).



$385 per person based on 5 guests

$435 per person based on 4 guests

$525 per person based on 3 guests

$645 per person based on 2 guests

($295 per person not including accommodation)


- two nights shared luxury guesthouse accommodation

- three paddleboard sessions (2 hours each)

- two yoga sessions (1 hour each) 

- welcome wine and appetizers on Friday evening

- $25 dinner voucher


Not included: Rent of paddleboard equipment. Rental price is $75.00 per person for the duration of the retreat.


Contact Jill below for more information. 


Paddleboard & Yoga Retreat

August 7 - 9, 2020


Location: Columbia River, BC


Lodging: Bighorn Meadows Resort, Radium Hot Springs, BC


Invigorating morning yoga flow classes at Bighorn Meadows Resort, and afternoon paddle sessions on the clear, calm waters of the Columbia River.

Level: Beginner/Intermediate (maximum 8 people).



Option 1: $435 per person: guest room 

Option 2: $465 per person: 2 bedroom suite

Option 3: $523 per person: 1 bedroom suite


- two nights accommodation

- two paddleboard sessions 

- two yoga sessions

- two lunches and a $30 dinner voucher


Contact: "Bighorn Meadows" in Radium Hot Springs for more information and to reserve your spot:

reservations@bighornmeadows.com or 1.844.376.0632




May throughout September 2020


Location: New Denver, BC (46 km south of Nakusp, BC and100 km north of Nelson, BC). 


Length Day Trips: 3 hours


Price: 2 persons: $85.00 each  -  3 persons: $75.00 each 4 persons: $65.00 each


Hourly Lesson Prices: 2 persons - $30 each/hour - 3 persons - $25 each/hour -

4 persons - $20 each/hour


Please contact us for further info and to make your booking!




'Being in nature

is pure bliss to me'

Jill Parry grew up in Calgary and spent the summers with her family windsurfing on Lake Windermere and canoeing the Columbia Wetlands. Jill follows her passion for water and the outdoors with her husband Rob, either paddle boarding the pristine waters of Slocan Lake or the spectacular channels of the Columbia River in her free time. When not on the water, she works as a supervisor for Parks Canada at the Radium Hot Springs Pools. For more than 20 years, Jill owned and instructed for ‘Kutenai Aquatics’ a water fitness swimming skills company at the Radium pools.


In 2012, Jill discovered her love for SUP and now inspires others to paddle. In the spring of 2015, she obtained her certification as an ‘Advanced SUP Paddle Canada instructor’. In the spring of 2018, Jill completed the Yoga Alliance RYS 200 hours instructor course in the Baja, Mexico. She begins each day with yoga, making time to listen to her body/spirit and clear her mind. Jill feels yoga keeps her mentally and physically strong on and off the water.


During the winter months, Jill enjoys cross-country skiing with her husband Rob and dreams of SUP!  


Awards & Certificates:

- AFCLA Aquatic & Resistance Trainer                   - National Lifequard Standard

- Yoga Alliance RYS Instructor                              - Red Cross Water Safety Instructor and Standard First Aid

- Lifesaving Society CPR 'C'/AED                         - Advance SUP Paddle Canada Certification        



Please feel free to contact me by phone or email. Or alternatively fill in the form below, and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Thank you!

PHONE NUMBER: 250-342-5979

EMAIL: bigdogpaddle@gmail.com

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Post Office Box 57   112 - 6th Avenue

New Denver, BC   V0G 1S0    Canada


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