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Advanced Wilderness Upgrade Course

This course is an Advance Wilderness Upgrade for anyone who has completed thier Basic Wilderness Course in the last 12 months. 

This course consists of comprehensive first aid and CPR techniques for those who need a higher level of training to work and respond to emergencies in isolated or wilderness settings. Training is also suitable for those who act as assistant overnight guides, day guides or supervisors for groups of people. The course covers material in Standard First Aid & CPR/AED, plus advanced strategies for providing extended care for more than 24 hours. Part of the course is taught in an outdoor setting and requires greater physical activity and endurance than typical first aid training. Course consists of evening first-aid scenarios and day time scenarios 80% of this course is taught outside. It is important that students taking this course are prepared for being in the wilderness.

Course content includes the following:

  •       Preparation and planning    
  •       Wound care
  •       Your health    
  •       Cold- and heat-related emergencies
  •       What is the P.L.A.N.?    
  •       Environmental situations
  •       Airway emergencies    
  •       Poisons
  •       Breathing and circulation emergencies     
  •       Medical emergencies
  •       First aid for respiratory and cardiac arrest  
  •       Evacuation and transportation
  •       Head and spine injuries     
  •       Extended Care - monitoring the patient
  •       Bone, muscle and joint injuries
  •       Extended Care 
  •       Spinal injury management
  •       incident reports
  •       Vitals
  •       Traction 
  •       Outdoor food safety 
  •       Long Term Care 

Full Course Length: 20 Hours
Recertification: 0 Hours

Schedule and Online registration for Victoria BC

Click here to view the Advanced Wilderness First Aid course fact sheet
Click here to view the Wilderness First Aid course SOAP notes
Click here to view the Wilderness First Aid training trip plan

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If you have a group of people who have Basic certification in Wilderness and Remote First Aid and would like us to come to you to teach an Advanced Wilderness and Remote First Aid Upgrade course, we offer this course in the following locations: 

Victoria | Langford | Esquimalt | Sooke | Cobble Hill | Mill Bay | Duncan | Lake Cowichan | Cedar | Ladysmith | Nanaimo | Parksville | Qualicum Beach | Port Alberni | Coombs | Parksville | Campbell River | Saltspring Island | Pender Island | Powell River | Gabriola Isand | Burnaby | Coquitlam | Delta | Langley | Maple Ridge | New Westminster | North Vancouver | Pitt Meadows | Port Moody | Richmond | Surrey | Vancouver | West Vancouver | White Rock | Langley

Please give us a call at 1-866-282-5378 or send us an email at to arrange a group course.


Who should take this course

  • Any one who has taken their Basic Wilderness First Aid in the last year and wishes to upgrade
  • Outdoor Enthusiasts
  • Assistant Overnight Out door Guides
  • Assistant Overnight Kayak instructors
  • Girl Guides
  • Boy Scouts
  • Mountain Bikers
  • People who spend time in remote areas
  • BC Parks