Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

Course Description

This 16 hour course concentrates on the basics of packaging and transporting patients and managing life and limb threats in remote environments.

It includes prevention and treatment of common environmental problems like Hypothermia and Heat Exhaustion and Stroke.


May 25–26, 2024
Starts: 9:00 am
Ends: 4:00 pm


$320 CAD

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 Course Includes

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

 Extra Course Options

  • Meals available ($75 all; $26 lunches))
  • Goose dome (Queen bed) $40
  • Blueberry prospector (queen bed) $60
  • Gold prospector (Queen bed) $80
  • Glamdome (Queen bed) $140
  • Shared room (2 queen) $390
  • Private room (1 queen) $270

 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

  • First Aid and Wilderness Emergency Care
  • Leadership & Liability
  • Anatomy & Physiology 101
  • Patient Assessment System
  • Basic Life Support
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Shock: Recognition & Management Stabilization and Evacuation
  • Wound Management in a Remote Setting
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Environmental Emergencies

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 healthy and we can manage many special diets including vegan, gluten free, etc. with enough notice. 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.