First-aid course

Try our fun, hands on realistic first-aid training in a no pressure learning environment

Wilderness and Remote First-Aid and CPR Level C

Did you know?  Less than half (49 %) of Canadians are confident in their ability to perform CPR on someone who isn’t breathing or unconscious.

What happens if help is more than 1 hour away? What do I do if I'm two hours away from the hospital? These are common questions in our first-aid courses and this is why we offer the Canadian Red Cross Wilderness and Remote First-Aid course. This course is suitable for any individual who works, lives, or takes trips in isolated or wilderness areas. If you were looking at taking a course that is a little more comprehensive than a Standard First-Aid course and you want to do some of your learning outside then this is the course for you.

Course content:

  • Preparation and planning
  • Your health
  • Airway emergencies
  • Adult, Child, Infant CPR
  • First Aid for respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Wound care
  • Bone, muscle, and joint injuries, includes building splints
  • Head and spine injuries
  • Environmental situations
  • Poisons
  • Cold and heat-related emergencies
  • Medical emergencies
  • Evacuation and transportation
  • Extended care

Red Cross First Aid certificates are now virtual! You will receive a temporary certificate at the end of your course, and your certificate will be emailed to you after the course has taken place.

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Full Course Length: 20 Hours
Recertification: 12 Hours

Schedule and Online registration for Victoria BC

Schedule and Online registration for Nanaimo B.C.

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Our Clients Say

Scenarios were excellent - more of those mixed with in field demonstations. Instructors clear, engaging & knowledgeable. Outside regardless of weather is better for all aspects of course.

Melissa Todd 

Wilderness and Remote First-Aid - Naniamo

Scenarios were great, good opportunities to rotate leadership, 'following', and being part of a large group situation. I liked instruction inside then having a chance to put it all together in scenarios. Good balance of lecture, demo and practice.

Sari Saunders

Wilderness and Remote First-aid Nanaimo, BC

Great course; beats the typical classroom environment. Mike did a great job of keeping the course fun & interesting. Thank you!

Frank Brunt

Wilderness and Remote First Aid Courtenay, BC

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If you have a group of people and would like us to come to you to teach a Wilderness and Remote First Aid with CPR C 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

  • Outdoor Enthusiasts
  • Outdoor Guides
  • Kayak instructors
  • Girl Guides
  • Boy Scouts
  • Mountain Bikers
  • People who spend time in remote areas
  • BC Parks employees