Whitewater Rescue Technician

Get international certification as a Whitewater Rescue Technician (WRT)—the standard for river guides, instructors, and paddlers. Build confidenceknowledge, and skills through hands-on practice and simulations.

You’ll gain tools for rescues, starting in easy rapids then challenging yourself in harder water and more complex situations. Become competent performing effective rescues with limited resources—and making smart decisions when river running.

You can also take the course over two 2-day blocks by doing the Whitewater Rescue (WWR) Levels I & II and then, anytime within the three year certification period, taking the WRT-Bridge Level III.

There are a number of great whitewater rescue training sites around Revelstoke that we will choose from depending on water levels.

We will spend the first morning at our meeting location with some on-land training. After lunch, we will carpool to our first river site. The following day we will meet at the same location and carpool to a river site where we will spend the whole day.



boreal_river_logoCourses available for 2017:


None at present.


Equipment Rentals

The following equipment can be rented from Boreal River Rescue. Prices are in CAD and include rental for your whole course.

  • Wetsuit (full length arms & legs, fleece-lined) - $55
  • Helmet - $10
  • Rescue PFD (with ‘quick-release’ harness) - $35

Please contact Boreal River for enquiries and use the links below for registration.


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.