Wilderness Advanced First Aid

Course Info:


4/27/2018 - 4/30/2018


$599 CAD


30 min from downtown Ottawa
Wakefield, QC J0X 2W0 - Canada

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Boreal River Rescue

Contact Info:

Boreal River Rescue
(866) 242-9383

Course Description:



An entry-level course designed for professionals working in significantly remote settings for days or weeks. 

Wilderness Advanced First Aid is comprehensive medical training designed for remote professionals or wilderness leaders who venture into remote and challenging environments. Wilderness Medicine differs significantly from standard first aid courses and other training that are oriented toward urban environments. This course teaches how to manage medical emergencies when hospitals and rescue services may not be available for an extensive time period. We prepare students for emergency situations that involve prolonged patient care, severe environments, and improvised equipment.


**If you are using this course to recertify a WMA WEMT it is your responsibility to let the sponsor know when registering, and to inform the instructor on the first day of class.**

Room and Board:



Option A - Stay nearby in a comfortable shared lodging for 19 CAD/night.

Enjoy the fully equipped kitchen, spacious bedrooms, WIFI, library, fireplace, cozy common areas, and easy access to surrounding wilderness.

Option B - Commute from Ottawa/Gatineau (30 minutes)

Option C - Book a private room at a hotel or B&B in the charming village of Wakefield, 7km/4.5miles from the course location




 Instructor NameLocationCertifications
Ken Piercey Ken Piercey

Bracebridge, ON



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Our classroom is in a cozy retreat centre on 75 acres of wilderness bordering Gatineau Park. This location is 40km/25miles from downtown Ottawa.

The course site is minutes from the charming riverside village of Wakefield, known for its restaurants, bakeries, inns, and live music venues. Great access to the Gatineau hills and park for world class biking, hiking, and cross country skiing.