Guided Canoe Tours
This Summer, Explore the Columbia River
Let our guides teach you the basics of canoeing and show you our favourite outdoor spots the Columbia River, British Columbia.
The Columbia River (1,243 miles/2,000km) is the largest river in North America.
It’s source is in the glaciers of the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia and it drains into the Pacific Ocean in Oregon, United States.
Along the Columbia River, you will find the picture-postcard city of Revelstoke, British Columbia. That is where your guided canoe tour will begin.
In your tour, the scenic mountain views are guaranteed. You might even capture the glimpse of some of our local wildlife, such as brown and black bears, and birds, such as golden eagles.
On a hot summer’s day, we can stop at a beach and you can cool off in the ice cold glacial water of the Columbia.
No previous experience is necessary. Join us for a full day, half a day session, or multi-day trip!
You might even capture the glimpse of some of our local wildlife, such as brown and black bears, and birds, such as golden eagles.
Choose your adventure
We offer three guided tours. Below is a brief summary, scroll further down for full details.
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$595.00 + 5% GST & online booking fee.
Introduction/Registration; Systems Based Critical Thinking; Infection Control; Patient Assessment System; Circulatory & Respiratory Systems; Adult CPR; Basic Life Support
Quiz/Case Studies; Nervous System, Spine Management; Musculoskeletal Injuries; Lifts, Moves, and Extrications; Splints – Extremities; Patient Assessment Drills
Quiz/Case Studies; Thermoregulation; Bites and Stings; Lightning; Elective Topics; Wounds and Burns; Allergies and Anaphylaxis; Improvised Patient Carries; Patient Assessment Drills
Case Study Review; Elective Topic; Backcountry Medicine; Medical and Legal Issues; Patient Assessment Drills; Simulations; Final Exam; Conclusion
Please ensure that you have completed our online waiver before the course begins. Click here to complete the waiver.
Students must be at least 16 years old to participate in this course. Those under 18 years of age will require the written consent of a parent or guardian. No previous first aid experience is necessary.
All teaching materials will be at no additional cost. Students will receive the following books on this course:
- The Field Guide of Wilderness Medicine & Rescue
- SOAP Notebook
- The Outward Bound Wilderness First-Aid Handbook
- Wilderness Advanced First Aid Class Notes Description
This course is scheduled for 4-days or 36 to 40 hours of instructional and practice time.
Upon successful completion students will receive certification in Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA) and Adult CPR.
Your certification is valid for three years. The course is registered for 36 hours of continuing education credit through the CAPCE.
If you are using this course to re-certify a WMA or WEMT if is your responsibility to let the sponsor know when registering, and to inform the instructor on the first day of class. To recertify your current WMA International WAFA certification, you may take the Open Recertification course, retake the WAFA course or upgrade to a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) by taking a Bridge (WAFA to WFR) course.
Successful completion with certification is based on 100% attendance, satisfactory performance on homework assignments and written quizzes, demonstrated proficiency with practical skills, and a successful grade on a final written exam.
Wilderness Medical Associates International is committed to making reasonable accommodation to any student with special needs.
Please press ‘Book Now’ to enter our online booking system. If it’s easier for you, only pay a deposit of $200 (+taxes and fees) now and pay the rest later. Full payment will is due 30 days before the course start. Contact us.