Whitewater Rescue Technician (WRT) Level I, II, & III


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. These courses are brought to you by Boreal River

Whitewater Rescue Technician (WRT) Level I, II, & III


Build confidenceknowledge, and skills through hands-on practice and simulations. The Whitewater Rescue Technician Level I & II is highly recommended for recreational paddler to have at a minimum, so that they could help if a situation arose. 

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

Your certification is valid for 3 years before you need to re-certify.

Course Structure

You can choose to do the full course and achieve your Whitewater Rescue Technician Level I, II, & III in 4 days. Alternatively, 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. The WRT-Bridge Level III is also used for those who need to re-certify. 

About Boreal River

Boreal River – established in 2008 – has two main divisions:

  • Boreal River Rescue provides whitewater and wilderness skills training and certification courses across Canada and internationally
  • Boreal River Adventures, for wilderness trips and adventure travel

Building confidence, skills and knowledge

At Boreal River, you can expect to be challenged. Whether it is whitewater rescue courseswilderness first responder training or leadership development, you will gain huge amounts of hands-on experience with long lasting results.

High-quality, professional training courses, adapted for you and your group

Each training program’s success is built on our commitment and effort towards great customer service, quality training, and high safety standards. We sweat the details and put in hours of prep time and refinement, striving to make each course the best one yet.

Experienced, professional instructors

With years of experience under their drysuits, our instructors are experts in their fields who enjoy helping participants gain confidence and have great experiences in the outdoors.

The above was an excerpt taken from the Boreal River website. 


Whitewater Rescue Technician (WRT) Level I, II, & III


Course Information:


None at present. 


Level I & II - $339+taxes
Level I, II, & III - $599+taxes
Bridge to Level III - $339+taxes
Recert Level III - $339+taxes


Revelstoke, BC

How to Register

1. Click the highlighted date above for the course you wish to attend. 

2. Read the full details about the course on the Boreal River website. Make sure the course is right for you. 

3. Book directly with Boreal River. 

4. Receive a confirmation e-mail along with a ‘student information package’ and a course receipt.

Rental Equipment

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

Boreal River Cancellation Policy

Click here to read Boreal River's Cancellation Policy. 

Whitewater Rescue Technician (WRT) Level I, II, & IIIPhoto by Laura Szanto Photography

Whitewater Rescue Technician (WRT) Level I, II, & III


Whitewater Rescue Technician (WRT) Level I, II, & III