We are postponing all in-person courses until further notice due to COVID-19. We want to do our part to help slow the spread of this virus, and are unable to carry on in-person first aid or Foodsafe courses while maintaining social distancing. We are looking into alternative delivery methods, and will resume courses as soon as it is safe to do so.

With the healthcare workers putting their lives at risk and the shortage that is sure to come, our incoming masks will now be reserved for health organizations that need them. We are reaching out and working alongside them to ensure they have the protection they need. If this is you, you can see what we have available here – let us know how we can help.

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

Due to COVID-19, all in-person courses have been postponed until further notice.

We are working on alternate delivery methods and will have more information soon. We will be running in-person courses again as soon as it is safe to do so.

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 Schedule 

Schedule and Online registration for Victoria BC

Schedule and Online registration for Nanaimo B.C.

Course content:

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


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.


If you have a current certificate, you are eligible to take the shorter recertification course. You will need to show proof of current certification to your instructor in order to be certified.

Canadian Red Cross First Aid App

The official Canadian Red Cross First Aid app puts lifesaving advice in your hands. Available for Apple and Android mobile devices, the app helps you maintain your first aid skills and respond to everyday emergencies. By downloading the app on your smartphone or tablet, you get instant access to videos (like the one below), interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice to help you maintain your life-saving skills and respond when needed. It is even fully integrated with 911, so you can call EMS from the app at any time.

Canadian Red Cross First Aid App    Canadian Red Cross First Aid App


Find out how to deal with with a head injury:


Full Course Length: 20 Hours
Recertification: 12 Hours

Schedule and Online registration for Victoria BC

Click here to view the Wilderness First Aid Course Trip Plan
Click here to view the Wilderness First Aid First Aid Course Trip Plan
Click here to view the Wilderness First Aid course factsheet
Click here to view the Comprehensive Guide for First Aid & CPR

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 info@alertfirstaid.com to arrange a group course.

Who should take this course

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