There are many lakes in the Kootenay region but one of our favourites for practicing your roll or trying to stand up paddle board for the first time is Lillian Lake. It is warm enough to swim all summer long and has a beautiful rocky/ sandy bottom. It is big enough to see lots of action without getting over crowded but small enough to keep motor boats and wind away. If you have not tried stand up paddle boarding before this is the place to try it. No wind, no waves and falling in is a laugh as opposed to an hour long hot chocolate break!
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO- Prevent the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species
It is mandatory for all watercraft to stop at road side inspection stations. Watercraft includes sailboats, motorboats, car toppers, kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards being transported in BC. Dedicated crews of inspectors check and if necessary decontaminate mussel infested boats. This approach has been taken by other jurisdictions in the Pacific Northwest, and proven to be highly effective in educating boaters on the risk of invasive mussel introduction. Click HERE to learn more.