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5-Day Wilderness First Responder – Boreal River Rescue –

April 30, 2022 - May 4, 2022


Wilderness First Responder (WFR) is the definitive course in medical training for outdoor educators, guides, SAR team members, and others who work or play in remote areas. The curriculum is comprehensive and practical, including all of the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments. The 5-day format is for individuals and sponsors with less time available for on-site training and requires 25 hours of pre-course preparation.

Students must register at least 2 weeks before the course date. All students must complete all pre-course work prior to arrival on course.


The course is in English, 30 minutes from downtown Ottawa. Stay on-site in comfortable lodging for $29/night with kitchen and WIFI. Enjoy surrounding wilderness 5 minutes away from the awesome town of Wakefield, QC.


LODGING: The course site is a cozy retreat center on 75 acres of wilderness – bordering Gatineau Park! You’ll be minutes from the awesome riverside village of Wakefield.

Option A: Stay on site in a comfortable shared lodging for $29 CAD/night. Enjoy the fully equipped kitchen, spacious bedrooms, WIFI, library, fireplace, and cozy common areas.

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

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


FOOD: Bring groceries and cooking equipment to prepare your own meals. Outdoor fridge provided. There are grocery stores, restaurants, cafes, and bakeries within a short drive away in Wakefield.


April 30, 2022
May 4, 2022
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Boreal River Rescue
(866) 242-9383
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Wakefield, QC
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