Advanced Wilderness First Aid (AWFA)

Course Description

This is a 36-40 hour course that covers all the principals and practices of the 16-hour Wilderness First Aid course and introduces the concepts of longer term care and evacuation decisions.

This course allows for more time for practice through scenario based drills.


May 27–30, 2024
Starts: 9:00 am
Ends: 4:00 pm


$$580 CAD

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 Course Includes

  • Beach Camping Accommodations
  • Course Materials
  • Professional Instruction
  • Snacks and hot drinks

 Extra Course Options

  • Meals available ($195 all; $56 lunches only)
  • Goose dome (Queen bed) $75
  • Blueberry prospector (queen bed) $115
  • Gold prospector (Queen bed) $155
  • Glamdome (Queen bed) $275
  • Shared room (2 queens) $595
  • Private room (1 queen) $555

 Certification Notes

Successful completion with certification for all courses is based on 100% attendance, satisfactory performance on homework assignments and written quizzes, demonstrated proficiency with practical skills, and a successful grade on a final written exam. We are committed to making reasonable accommodation to any student with special needs.

Course Content

 General Content Information

  • Practical Scenarios
  • First Aid and Wilderness Emergency Care
  • Leadership & Liability
  • Anatomy & Physiology 101
  • Patient Assessment System
  • Basic Life Support
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Shock: Recognition & Management
  • Patient Stabilization and Evacuation
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Environmental Emergencies
  • Acute Abdominal Pain
  • Scenario / Assessment Drills / Study
  • Wound Management in a Remote Setting
  • Medical Problems
  • Common Expedition Problems

Meals and Accommodations

The course is based from our Paddling Center and Rock Island Lodge B&B on Lake Superior, near Wawa. Meals are hearty and healthy and with enough notice we can manage many special diets including vegan, gluten free, etc. Accommodation options include camping on our beach, double and single accommodations at the lodge and there are plenty of accommodations available in Wawa, a 10 minute drive.

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We would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Please email us at [email protected] or phone 1-800-203-9092.