Host: Boreal River Rescue
Location: 30 min from downtown Ottawa
Ottawa, ON - Canada
Dates: 12/4/2021 - 12/12/2021
The definitive wilderness course in medical training, leadership, and critical thinking for outdoor, low-resource, and remote professionals and leaders.
The Wilderness First Responder program is the ideal medical training for leaders in remote areas including outdoor educators, guides, military, professional search and rescue teams, researchers, and those involved in disaster relief. The curriculum is comprehensive and practical. It includes the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments for days and weeks if necessary.
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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.