Host: Boreal River Rescue
Location: 30 min from downtown Ottawa
Ottawa, ON - Canada
Dates: 12/18/2021 - 12/22/2021
Wilderness First Responder (WFR) is the definitive course in medical training for outdoor educators, guides, SAR team members, and others who work or play in remote areas. The curriculum is comprehensive and practical, including all of the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments. The 5-day format is for individuals and sponsors with less time available for on-site training and requires 25 hours of pre-course preparation.
Students must register at least 2 weeks before the course date. All students must complete all pre-course work prior to arrival on course.
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Room and Board:
The course site is a cozy retreat centre on 75 acres of wilderness—bordering Gatineau Park!
You’ll be minutes from the awesome riverside village of Wakefield.
- Option A – Stay on-site in a comfortable shared lodging for 19 CAD/night.
Enjoy the fully equipped kitchen, spacious bedrooms, WIFI, library, fireplace, cozy common areas.
- Option B – Commute from Ottawa/Gatineau (30 minutes)
- Option C – Book a private room at a hotel or B&B in the village of Wakefield, 7km/4.5miles from the course location.
Bring groceries to prepare your own meals in the fully equipped kitchen.
Boreal River supplies coffee and tea.
There are grocery stores, restaurants, cafés, and bakeries a short drive away in Wakefield.