Get international certification as a Whitewater Rescue Technician (WRT)—the standard for river guides, instructors, and paddlers. Build confidence, knowledge, and skills through hands-on practice and simulations.
Get international certification as a Whitewater Rescue Technician (WRT)—the standard for river guides, instructors, and paddlers.
Build, , and through .
You'll gain tools for rescues, starting in easy rapids then challenging yourself in harder water and more complex situations. Become competent performing—and making .
You can also take the course over two 2-day blocks by doing theand then, anytime within the three year certification period, taking the .
- 16 years and up. 16 and 17 year olds need written parental consent
- Swimming ability is necessary
- Pre-course prep (see Boreal River webpage)
Take away materials
- Waterproof course manual: Whitewater Rescue Field Guide
- Locking rescue carabiner & 5m of tubular webbing for your rescue kit
- Certification card, practical evaluation record sheet, Whitewater Rescue Technician sticker
What to expect
- Get tons of hands-on practice with professional instructors, a great learning environment, and a well-run course
- Increase your knowledge of the river environment to avoid hazards and work with the water, not against it
- Practice techniques such as swimming, wading, and throwing ropes to move around the river, perform self-rescues, and rescue others
- Learn knots, anchors, and rope systems for use in equipment recovery and transportation
- Gain the tools to carry out effective rescues with limited resources when river running
- Progress from learning skills in easy water to performing more complex rescues in bigger rapids
- Gain experience and confidence through challenging simulations and drills.
Date: May 12 - 15th 2018
Location: Revelstoke, BC
The following equipment can be rented from Boreal River Rescue. Prices are in CAD and include rental for your whole course:
How to Register
2. Click the Details/Register for the course based in Revelstoke, BC.
3. Fill out the registration form on that page or call Boreal river anytime at +1 (866) 242-9383. Follow the instructions to pay your tuition by credit card, e-mail transfer, or cheque.
4. Receive a confirmation e-mail along with a ‘student information package’ and a course receipt.
Boreal River Cancellation Policy
For cancellations more than 60 days from course start: full refund minus $35 registration fee.
For cancellations less than 60 days but more than 2 weeks from course start: 50% refund.
For cancellations less than 2 weeks from course start date: no refund.