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CA$ 15,050

The Whitewater Intensive Leadership Development School is the most comprehensive and complete Whitewater Guide Training program of its kind!

An 86 day, 2 semester training program providing instruction and certification in the 6 core elements of whitewater kayaking, canoeing, raft guiding, riverboarding, swiftwater rescue and wilderness first aid while spanning rivers throughout Canada, the United States and Mexico.

Semester 1 Canada Aug. 31 – Oct 13 (43 days) $7525 + Tax (CDN)

  • Course Curriculum:  Wilderness First Aid, Swiftwater Rescue, Whitewater Rafting, Kayaking, Canoeing
  • Certifications to Achieve:  Wilderness First Responder (S.O.L.O. School), R3-Recreational (Sierra Rescue International/American Canoe Association), Whitewater Raft Guiding Level 2 (International Rafting Federation), Whitewater Kayaking, Whitewater Canoeing-Tandem (Paddle Canada)

Semester 2  USA & Mexico Oct. 13-Nov. 24 (43 Days) $7525 (CDN)

  • Course Curriculum: Travel through USA and Mexico training and practicing swift water rescue, whitewater rafting, kayaking, canoeing
  • Certification to Achieve: R3-Professional (Sierra Rescue International/American Canoe Association), Raft Guide Class 3 Certification (International Rafting Federation), Whitewater Kayaking (American Canoe Association), Whitewater Canoeing-Solo (Paddle Canada)

Participate in both semesters – Save $500

Already have a valid Wilderness First Responder – $500 credit

NEW! Advance WILD in Costa Rica!

Advanced Semester  Costa Rica Jan. 4 – Feb 1, 2020 (29 days)  $6675 (CDN)

After a very successful pilot program in 2018 we are very excited to offer our Advanced WILD (Whitewater Intensive Leadership Development School) in Costa Rica

  • Course Curriculum: Paddle and Train on the best of rivers in Costa Rica.  Core skills include Whitewater Rafting, Kayaking, Canoeing, Swiftwater Rescue, Ocean Surfing, Adventure Guide Internship
  • Certifications to Achieve: Raft Guide Class 4, R3-Elite, Whitewater Kayaking, Whitewater Canoeing (Paddle Canada)

Prerequisites to participate in Advanced WILD:  Wilderness Medical Training, Swiftwater Rescue R3-Professional or equivalent, Whitewater Kayaking ability- Class 3- consistent roll  and or past participant in WILD or Equivalent.  Applications will be screened and admission will be granted on a case by case basis.


Dates Duration & Location Costs
Sept. – Nov. 86 Days Canada, United States, Mexico $15,050+taxes CDN