WILDERNESS Trips and training

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River Expeditions

Magpie Raft and Kayak

Rafting, kayaking, and pristine wilderness on Quebec's Riviere Magpie. Join a 6-day whitewater trip on one of the world's most scenic and exciting rivers.

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Rescue Training

Whitewater & Swiftwater

The best whitewater and swiftwater rescue training courses for river guides, instructors, boaters, and emergency responders.

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First Aid Courses

With WMA International

From introductory Wilderness First Aid classes to the eighty-hour Wilderness First Responder program, our courses are intensive, hands-on, and fun.

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Costa Rica Courses

Certification, Training, Eco Camp Lodging

Combine travel to stunning Costa Rica with these courses:
Wilderness First Responder (WFR)
Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA)
Whitewater Rescue Technician (WRT) on the Pacuare River!

“I wasn’t expecting such amazing care and transport to each location. The meals provided were fantastic, the facilities well maintained, and the staff really put in a great effort to make sure that we were all comfortable.” - Candace, Teacher, California



Two day and three day courses from beginner to advanced. Have fun in whitewater and improve your skills.  View canoe courses...


The course was excellent. Really I can’t think of anything you guys could have done better. Danny and Jamie were great! I really appreciate their teaching styles. Hope to see you both again!

Bella - River Expedition Guide - Ottawa, ON - Wilderness First Responder Recertification Course


Whitewater Rescue Field Guide

This 100% waterproof and tear-proof guide folds up to easily fit in your PFD pocket. Designed by international whitewater and swiftwater rescue course instructors from Boreal River Rescue, the guide provides useful information and diagrams. Contact us to order your copy!