16hrs. – 2 Days, 62
All Year
This 16-hour wilderness first aid course is the benchmark for outdoor enthusiasts interested in gaining valuable knowledge and skills in wilderness first aid. Designed specifically for outdoor clubs and their leaders, this course covers topics ranging from preparation and prevention to assessment and treatment of environmental, trauma and medical issues that occur in a wilderness setting. The WFA course includes classroom lectures, practical simulations and hands-on problem solving exercises. This is an active course designed to provide a solid foundation of wilderness first aid skills.
While much of the material appears to be standard emergency care information given on all standard first aid courses, the backcountry emphasis, long-term patient care and evacuation complications make this course unique. Course material can be modified to meet the specific needs and issues relevant to the participating group, ie: cycling, hiking, kayaking, climbing etc.

Availability & Costs

Dates Costs
Custom courses available $250.00
* If you have a group of 6 or more interested in taking the WFA course, custom course dates can be arranged to meet your group's schedule. Please contact jim@whitewater.ca for more details.

What’s included in your course

Your course includes instruction and a certificate of completion (valid for 3 years). Meals and accommodations are not included in the course cost.

Customize your day trip with Esprit by adding any of the following options:

Optional Add-ons

Options Options Details Amount
Accommodation Camping(bring your own tent) $15.00/night
Cabin Tent Rental $15.00/night
Hostel $30.00/night
Meals Breakfast $10.00
Lunch $12.00
Ultimate BBQ $25.00

What you should bring with you for the day

Please come prepared to spend time both in the classroom and outdoors. All SOLO first aid courses specialize in providing emergency care in a wilderness setting. Therefore, be prepared for any and all seasonal weather conditions by insuring that you have the appropriate clothing, footwear and outerwear (rain gear etc.) for your course. Please include a set of clothing that can be cut, torn or stained for use in patient simulations. It is also recommended that you bring a small day pack for carrying first aid supplies during simulations. For indoor classroom lectures, please bring pens and a notebook for taking notes to refresh your memory on key points.

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