Hi! I'm Dot Jordan, owner of the Nicola Valley Paddle Company (aka dotsSUP).
I'm so glad you took the time to stop by and find out a bit more about me and what the Nicola Valley Paddle Company is all about. It's not just a business, it's a way of life.
I first jumped on a paddle board in San Diego about 10 years ago. Shortly after that I had an amazing opportunity to explore the Great Bear Rainforest on a SUP during a 7 day expedition with a dear friend and mentor, Norm Hann. That week literally changed my life. There is something magical about the Great Bear Rain Forest. And to experience this on a stand up paddle board was absolutely life changing.
SUP - and wilderness ocean touring on our coast - had taken my heart, soon after it was a way of life. I have been extremely fortunate to be mentored by the best of the best in the SUP Industry. And now I'm living my dream in the Nicola Valley sharing the STOKE of SUP.
My goal is to offer you an experience on the water that goes beyond paddling. Being on the water is about connecting to yourself and the natural world, the outdoors. My desire is to nurture this connection to the water, by way of paddling. My mission is to create experiences that will enhance your appreciation, respect, and understanding of being stewards of our environment. Environmental education belongs outdoors!
SUP is also great for increasing cardiovascular health, building muscle, burning fat and improving balance, all while having fun. And ANYONE can do it! Staying safe while having fun, enjoying “walking on water" is my number one priority!
I'm certified as a stand up paddle board instructor through the Professional Stand Up Paddle Association and Paddle Canada. I also hold certifications in CPR and First Aid. I'm a proud member of Paddle Canada & PSUPA, two associations that share my love of the outdoors and SUP. Nicola Valley Paddle Company strives to be a leader in the Stand Up paddling industry, in a way that promotes safe, healthy, and sustainable outdoor endeavours, with a positive influence on our community.
Get in touch with me on my cell at 403.850.8829 if you have any questions, or to book your SUP Experience. I look forward to connecting with you!
COVID-19 and Returning to Safe Operations
We are open and have implemented updated standard operating procedures as prescribed by WORK SAFE BC and our Provincial Health Authorities. Nicola Valley Paddle Company remains a small "boutique" activity provider, located in the Nicola Valley in the interior of British Columbia. We have implemented very stringent cleaning and hygiene protocols. Social distancing procedures are in place. We have taken every step possible to ensure the safety of you and your family or friends while enjoying the SUP activities that we offer.
All reservations MUST be made in advance by telephone only. For the safety of yourself and others there will be NO drop-ins permitted. All reservations will require payment in advance by E-transfer or Credit Card. Only one family or unit of friends will be hosted at any given time, (max 6).