Taking a Wilderness Medical course is highly recommended as you work your way through the Paddle Canada curriculum. It is also just a great skill set to have when traveling into the wilderness in case, in the case of an accident, you need to take care of each other until further help can arrive.

Wilderness First Responder (WFR): To achieve the full 8-day WFR in one season, you will take the WAFA followed by the WFR bridge course. Choose this course if that is your intent.

What You Will Learn

  • The General Principles of Wilderness and Rescue Medicine with an emphasis on the prevention and identification of medical emergencies, appropriate technology, and risk management.
  • Patient assessment and emergency care including CPR, basic Life support, and the emergency treatment of anaphylaxis and asthma.
  • Environmental Medicine including altitude illness, hypothermia and heat illness, frostbite and cold injury, lightning, submersion, and environmental toxins.
  • Backcountry Medicine including the assessment and treatment of common medical problems.
  • Musculoskeletal Problems including unstable and stable injuries overuse syndromes, and dislocations.
  • Wound management including open fractures, lacerations, burns and blisters.
  • Practical skills including splinting, bandaging, litter packaging and medical kit preparation.
  • WMA International Wilderness Protocols including wound cleaning and exploration, spine injury assessment, dislocation reduction, CPR in the remote setting, and anaphylaxis and asthma.

Price p.p. from:

$999 

plus taxes

Dates

April 24–May 2, 2021 Sold Out!

Course Prerequisites

Please contact us with any question related to these trip prerequisites.

  • Wilderness Advanced First Aid

 What's Included

Don’t worry, we’ve got this covered.

Included

  • 8-Days of Medical training
  • Course Materials

What's Not Included

  • Accommodation on site (Can be added for the course at checkout for $150)

What You Should Bring

A detailed gear list is sent before the start of the trip but this can get you started.

  • Warm clothing for outdoor exercises

Price p.p. from:

$999 

plus taxes

Dates

April 24–May 2, 2021 Sold Out!

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 Course Location

Ontario Sea Kayak Centre

Parry Sound, Ontario

We will start the course at our base here in Parry Sound.

Driving Directions Address: Ontario Sea Kayak Centre
6 Harmony Lane
Parry Sound, ON

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Ontario Sea Kayak Centre
Parry Sound, Ontario

We will start the course at our base here in Parry Sound.

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Your Level one course was amazing. The demonstrations were clear and concise. Your feedback or coaching was very helpful. You both answered my many questions with clarity and patience.

Donald P.

 International Visitors

We are more than willing to accommodate you in any way that we can.  Contact us to see how we can help!

We are happy to answer any questions you may have about our Paddle Canada kayak courses. Please email or call us 1-905-399-1216


We are happy to answer any questions you may have about this trip or about any of our other trips or courses.

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