The Sentinel Retreat & Wellness Centre is located near Kaslo, BC in the West Kootenay region along the shores of Kootenay Lake. To get to us we are a four-hour drive north from the Spokane, Washington airport, and 10 hours from both Vancouver and Calgary. Edmonton is 12 hours away. Kelowna is a 5-hour drive and Cranbrook is just 3-hours away. Happily, the scenery between these hubs and The Sentinel is spectacular. Directions to arrive at The Sentinel are easily followed here.
It is worth noting that if you are flying into Castlegar, The Sentinel Retreat Centre has a corporate discount with Practicar. Simply state that you are staying with us and receive a $20 discount.
SUV $108-$130. or CAR $75-$95
A psychedelic medicine retreat centre is a facility that provides a safe and supportive environment for individuals to explore the therapeutic potential of psychedelic substances, such as psilocybin mushrooms, ayahuasca, LSD, and others. These retreat centers offer guided psychedelic experiences, integration support, and a range of complementary practices to enhance personal growth and healing.
Participating in a psychedelic medicine retreat requires careful consideration. It is crucial to be in good physical and mental health and have a sincere intention for personal growth and healing. Before attending, it’s advisable to consult with both The Sentinel Intake team and a healthcare professional to ensure you are not taking medications or have conditions that could interact negatively with psychedelic substances.
To speak with our intake coordinator please complete this pre-screening form.
No. At The Sentinel we have retreats designed for everyone. Our Wellness Retreats are not based around the use of any substances. We host Yoga, Breathwork, Women’s Circles, Men’s Circles, Heart Opening, Somatic Healing, and more! View our Wellness Retreats here.
Integration refers to the process of incorporating and making sense of the insights and experiences gained during a psychedelic journey into daily life. The Sentinel Retreat Centre recognizes the importance of integration and offers post-retreat integration support, including individual or group therapy, counselling, and workshops. Integration can also be done in a variety of ways such as: Massage Therapy, Narrative Counselling, Somatic Therapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture, Movement and Sound Healing. To learn more about Integration please visit our preparation and integration page on our website here.
The Sentinel is a reputable retreat centre. We prioritize the safety and well-being of all our guests and participants. We have experienced facilitators and staff on-site to monitor and support individuals throughout their experience. Additionally, at The Sentinel Retreat Centre, we conduct a thorough pre-screening, provide educational materials, and maintain a safe and secure environment.
Psychedelics are not legal in Canada. In British Columbia possession of small amounts of MDMA are de-criminalized for a trial three-year period. Right now, mid 2023, we are about halfway through the first trial year.
The Sentinel chooses to make them available in a therapeutic context.
Yes! We love helping you bring your vision to life at The Sentinel. We work with many different facilitators, practitioners, and educators. Our process to host your retreat with us is simple. Click this link to learn more about hosting with us.
All our amenities are available to be booked online or on the phone. Our spa area is amazing – featuring the only sauna on Kootenay Lake and unique hot tub. All our bodywork practitioners, are available to book appointments with online or by calling us.
Psychedelic-assisted therapy is a therapeutic approach that combines the use of psychedelic substances with traditional psychotherapy techniques to facilitate emotional and psychological healing. The goal of this therapy is to provide individuals with profound and transformative experiences that can lead to insights, personal growth, and therapeutic breakthroughs. Studies are finding psychedelic therapy could reverse debilitating effects of depression, anxiety, eating disorders and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder. To learn more about our therapy sessions please visit: https://sentinelbc.ca/private-ceremony/